Deal is pending, but it still was an early Christmas "fu" to Mets fans like myself who don't join the Murphy-bashing brigade (he is HORRIBLE defensively -- exaggeration -- and you know that carrying the team to the World Series thing? eh. quirk -- years of offensive consistency aside; a few make him out as some sort of bigot, which is also a tad ridiculous). The deal can be spun more than one way but to me Murph was a fun MET player that fills a rival's need for a reasonable price. The Mets need a big bat to take this bad taste out of my mouth.