This Dan Murphy, if you were wondering, although Dropkick Murphy would've been an improvement over Marlon Anderson. Murphy has been moving through the farm system quickly this year and will be in uniform for the Mets tonight.
Minor-league callups are always exciting, especially for players of some promise like Murphy, but I think that he will likely end up like Nick Evans and prove to be overmatched at this level. This doesn't mean I'm not a long-term believer in Murphy (or Evans, for that matter); I just think they both belong in New Orleans right now. Both guys play several positions (although Murphy just started taking grounders at second base last month) and have hit well in their minor-league careers, so I'm hoping that they'll be filling the Anderson/Damion Easley roles in 2009.
Let's take a look at the active roster now:
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez - DL
Billy Wagner (closer)
Tony Armas - DL
Matt Wise - DL
Marlon Anderson - DL
Ryan Church - DL
Trot Nixon - DL