Finding A Home: If the Mets had listened to me, Wilmer Flores would have spent all of 2012 in Port St. Lucie. It wasn’t about his hitting, which more than earned his way into starting in AAA in 2013. It wasn’t even his fielding, which was adequate at 3rd base and 2nd (In no way GOOD). I would have held Flores behind because, if I were in command, he’d be in the midst of a shift to catcher.
Two things were clear to me before 2012. The Marlins were not going to be able to afford keeping all of those poorly combined free agents and Wilmer Flores had nowhere to play. What am I talking about? Well… this falls back to my argument that with no position to play Flores should be moved to catcher.
People scoffed at me and called be absurd but the fact remains that if the Mets retain David Wright and Ike Davis (as they should) then Flores is left with no position to play. “He played second base,” You say. Well… he did, but he doesn’t have the range to stop a lot of shots so his defens