Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/18/13
All of a sudden, I’ve been reading with head-scratching confusion how several bloggers are suggesting the New York Mets trade Wilmer Flores. Why? What good would it serve other than just giving away a prospect? What could they possibly get for him now? Their confused reasoning is since the Mets have few position player prospects they should trade their best one for another. Yup, makes sense to me. Flores has been with the Mets for just a handful of games, too small a window to ascertain his true potential, and also way too tiny for another team to figure out what to do with him or how he could fit into their plans. The reason the Mets are having a hard time figuring out what to do with him, and only brought him up because of David Wright’s strained hamstring, is because they don’t know where to play him because he doesn’t have a true position aside from second base which is already occupied. Wright will be our third baseman for much of the next decade; supposedly he doesn’t have the...
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