Found May 23, 2013 on Mets360.com:
PLAYERS: Wilmer Flores
TEAMS: New York Mets
Tuesday’s column on Wilmer Flores drew a strong reaction so I thought I would ask my friends in the blogosphere about his trade value.  I asked them to respond to the following questions: Flores is 21 and playing at Triple-A, one of the four youngest full-time position players in the PCL.  He also was not ranked in any major preseason Top 100 list and has gotten off to a so-so start despite his hitter-friendly home park.  What’s his trade value?  What 1-for-1 deal where the Mets would trade Flores and get back an MLB player would both teams say “yes” to? These people all do great work and their names are hyperlinked to their blogs so please go ahead and click on them to check out their real stuff. Ed Marcus – In the lead to replace Jeff Hanneman Honestly I wouldn’t trade Flores at this juncture. In 43 games he is proving to be a good top of the order player (.265 avg, 4 homers & 28 rbi’s with average obp & slugging %. Problem is his range at shortstop is limited & may b...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

MLB Denies Mets Appeal On Harvey Run

Update By Clayton Collier on 5/22 at 12:20PM: Major League Baseball has declined the Mets appeal to change a run charged to phenom Matt Harvey on Friday at Wrigley field to an error say Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The move would have lowered the 24-year old ace’s ERA from 1.55 to 1.41, however it will remain the former as he takes the hill against the Reds for the series finale...

Team Source On Wheeler: “He’s Ready”

Updated By Joe D. On 5/23 A high-ranking team official told he New York Post on Thursday that barring a setback, Zack Wheeler is expected to make 2-3 more starts for Triple-A Las Vegas and then join the Mets. If Wheeler remains on normal rest, that would put his Mets debut somewhere in the June 6-11 range. “If not for the minor setback with the shoulder, he might already be here...

Time For Collins To Stop Making Excuses For Ike Davis

Ike Davis has lost his way. Not just at the plate, but in the field too. Terry Collins said after the game today, that the first baseman’s slump at the plate has not affected his play on the field. I beg to differ. Maybe Terry feels a desperate need to defend his players, but to say that his last few miscues on the field are unrelated to what Davis is going through at the plate...

The 2013 Mets Are Suffering From A Lack Of Accountability

Matt Harvey has it. So does David Wright. Ike Davis tried to show it Wednesday, but only had warning track power. It is accountability, which is the backbone to admit screwing up. We certainly didn’t see any the past few days from the Knicks, so let’s turn to the Mets. After losing Thursday to the Reds, Harvey was front-and-center about his performance and threw high-heat at...

What Does Wheeler Mean to the Mets

Let’s be honest. There’s not a single die hard Mets fan out there that hasn’t been sitting around waiting for the debut of Harvey. The days where we can brag “look at that 1-2 punch! Harvey, Wheeler! Your team might as well just not show up until they try to avoid a sweep.” That’s basically what everyone expects having been told that Wheeler is actually better than Harvey...

Mets Card of the Week: 2010 Tom Seaver

2010 TOPPS NATIONAL CHICLE TOM SEAVER If you’re anything like me, you’ve long imagined a world in which Tom Seaver was a malevolent force of pure evil. It is a world where Jim Qualls was savagely eviscerated on July 10, 1969. A dark realm where a disemboweled Leron Lee was discovered on July 5, 1972. A benighted land where M. Donald Grant’s severed head was found adorning...

It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

Early in the spring we did a post mortem of the 2012 Mets’ second half in an attempt to discover the ugly specifics of last year’s second half swoon. What we found was interesting in that the culprit was not the offensive approach per se, but rather the downward spiral was precipitated by some hideous pitching performances by both our starters and bullpen alike. At the time of...

d’Arnaud or Plawecki?

At the beginning of spring training, the question of whether Travis d’Arnaud or Kevin Plawecki was the catching prospect the Mets should hold onto was no question. Travis d’Arnaud was the clear catcher of the future for the New York Mets. However, the play of Kevin Plawecki and the injury history of Travis d’Arnaud has raised an issue for the organization: Which catcher is...

So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players?

Adam Rubin hits on the one question many Met fans are now asking themselves after three seasons under Sandy Alderson. In a post to ESPN New York, Adam writes: Forget Ike Davis’ struggles for a second. Forget even the payroll constraints, which is asking a lot to look past. Here’s one question that rarely gets asked: Where are the Moneyball players with the Mets? And by that...

#MetsTwitterRecap: Ike Ruins Everything, Harvey Day Edition

5/22 @mets lineup vs @redsMurphy 2BAnkiel CFWright 3BDuda LFByrd RFDavis 1BBuck CTejada SSHarvey P — MLBLineups (@mlblineups) May 22, 2013 5/22 lineup vs. Mets: Choo 8, Cozart 6, Votto 3, @datdudebp 4, @jayabruce 9, Paul 7, @jackhannahan9 5, Mesoraco 2, Latos RHP#whiff — Reds (@Reds) May 22, 2013 It’s #WeatherEducationDay at Citi Field with @pix11‘s Mr. G @lindachurch11 and...

Mets Have Opportunity To Soar To New Heights

Well, sort of. This past Friday the Miami Marlins designated former-Met Jon Rauch for assignment and in the past 24 hours there have been conflicting reports regarding his potential release. If talk of his release is accurate, the Mets should be biting. As my colleague Ed Leyro pointed out back in February, this Mets ballclub doesn’t quite measure up in comparison to last year...

Game Chatter: Jeremy Hefner vs. Kris Medlen (5/24/13)

With a day off to lick their wounds, the Mets return to the diamond to face the division-leading Braves for the first time in 2013. First pitch slated for 7:10 PM. To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail Related Posts:Game Chatter: Jeremy Hefner vs. Jake Peavy (5/8/13)Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. Scott Diamond (4/13/13)Mets Game Chatter...
Mets News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.