Friday, December 5, 2014

TTM Success: John Ryan Murphy

I haven't sent many TTMs since summer, so I'm always surprised when a a SASE returns home.

In this instance, this was sent back in February during spring training, so this guy got to his mail in the off-season:
Boom! Sweet 2014 Topps auto of Yankees catcher John Ryan "don't call me JR" Murphy. With Francisco Cervelli in Pittsbugh, the Yankees backup catcher role is Murphy's for the taking. Austin Romine may give him a run, but Murphy is the guy with more upside.

Many think this guy is MLB-ready as of right now. He hit .284 in 81 ABs last season in limited time with the Big League club. Plus, he's only 23. I would love to see him go out and win the backup C role in ST, and eventually earn a bit more playing time, especially if Brian McCann keeps trending in the wrong direction.


  1. I hope he gets most of the time. I'm not a fan of McCann.

  2. Okay so you got Preston Claiborne earlier this year and now you got Murph. Congrats, you've made people who spent $40 ($20 each) to get their autographs in person at a certain January card show feel like a total chump.

    In all seriousness though, congrats the awesome return. I'll have to try Murph next year, hopefully he'll still be with the team.