Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/5/11
One player that Sandy Alderson should target this winter is Washington Nationals catcher, and former Met farmhand, Jesus Flores. The Nationals are unbelievably deep behind the plate not only in the majors, where Wilson Ramos is a budding star, but also in the minors where they are stocked with catching talent at nearly every level. The Nat’s have in-house options at the back-stop position for years to come with such prospects as: Slugger and top prospect Derek Norris, Dave Freitas, Adrian Nieto, Jhonatan Solano, and Sandy Leon. On the big league roster last season you had the young stud Ramos, being mentored by the wise, old sage, Ivan Rodriguez, and a disgruntled number three catcher by the name of Jesus Flores. Why was Flores disgruntled you might ask? At age 27, he was finally healthy after two years recovering from a torn labrum in his shoulder. Stuck behind Ramos and Pudge, he only amassed 86 AB’s in 30 games for 2011. Clearly, he is severely blocked and with Derek Norris lite...
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