Daniel Murphy called New York his home for eight years.
On Friday, he returned to Citi Field as visitor with the Colorado Rockies, preparing for a three-game set with the Mets.
Since leaving New York as a free agent in 2016, Murphy has played for the Nationals, Cubs, and now Rockies, but 34-year-old infielder still looks back fondly on his time as a Met.
"I spent the better part of a decade here, so the relationships we were able to build in this organization have lasted long beyond me leaving, and I think they'll last long beyond when the game kind of ushers us into doing something else.
"I speak with David [Wright] quite a bit still. He seems to be doing really well. I actually got choked up being able to watch him play his last game here. I thought it was a fitting sendoff for someone who's done so much for this organization. I find myself actually quoting David quite a bit over the course of days that I'm around here and the things that he taught me that seem to stick to me as I go on in my career."
Murphy racked up 967 hits over his seven seasons as a Met. He earned All-Star honors in 2014, but he'll always be remembered most for his improbable 2015 postseason run. After homering three times in the NLDS against the Dodgers, Murphy continued his absolute tear against the Cubs, blasting four home runs while hitting .529 against the Cubs, earning NLCS MVP honors.
Individually, Murphy was on a roll, but he looks back on the 2015 run as a collective unit, rather than on his own accolades.
"I think about the magical run that we had as an organization," Murphy said. "That's what I think about. I think about the starting pitching from [Jacob deGrom], Noah [Syndergaard], [Matt] Harvey, [Steven] Matz throwing the ball so well, the bullpen was unbelievable, [Yoenis] Cespedes swinging the bat, David coming back, and we all know how banged up he was, as we saw going forward with what he had to do to get on the field, Michael Conforto was a rookie hitting two home runs in the World Series.
"It was just a great experience and I was happy to be a part of it."