Adam Rubin of ESPN New York emailed Paul DePodesta a few questions regarding a few of the Mets prospects and regarding Wilmer Flores they had the following exchange:
Asked if Wilmer Flores remaining in the minors is fielding-related, DePodesta wrote: “Wilmer played some first base largely because of the ankle injury. He had been back at second base the last couple of games now that he’s full strength. He hasn’t come up because the major league infield is full. David Wright and Daniel Murphy have been healthy until last night, and we have three other guys who could use ABs at first base.”
It sounds like what DePo is saying is that even with Wright now out for as long as 4-5 weeks, Justin Turner, Ike Davis and Josh Satin will still keep Flores blocked and remaining in Las Vegas. It’s a shame, because in my opinion he really has nothing left to prove at Triple-A.
I’m glad he didn’t blame his defense as a reason for not being promoted. As I mentioned this morning, an MLB scout who has w...