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New York Mets: has Wilmer Flores turned the corner?

Coming into the season everyone, from fans to analysts, could tell you that the biggest hole in the New York Mets’ lineup was at shortstop. And for the first few games that remained true. Wilmer Flores was struggling and everyone knew Ruben Tejada would be no better. But then the team started its incredible stretch. 10 straight wins, 9 straight at home. And as the Mets have gotten...
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Mets Playing Like A Team You Can Love

Eventually, the New York Mets will lose a game, but for now the ride is terrific. The Mets won their tenth straight game tonight, 3-2 over Atlanta, and did it in a manner that makes you admire with how this is all coming together. They are playing like “a perfect ten.” FLORES: Big night. (AP) The Mets are 12-3, a lofty record they haven’t seen since 1986, when they rolled...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recapping Wilmer Flores’ rough first week as the starting shortstop

Heading into 2015 the Mets are full of expectations: growth in the pitching staff, the development of a core offense, and maybe even a playoff berth. There have been interesting developments through the first seven games including the fact that the Mets are only scoring runs when an error occurs, Jon Niese delivered his “first bad” start in ages, and Wilmer Flores has thus...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Do you have faith in Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares?

In the offseason the Mets showed a lot of faith in Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares. They showed faith in Flores by not acquiring a shortstop to compete with him for the starting job. And they showed faith in Lagares by trading away Matt den Dekker, the best choice to play center field if Lagares was ineffective. Remember just one year earlier, the Mets acquired Chris Young...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores Makes No Excuses After Rough Night Defensively At SS

Shortstop Wilmer Flores made no excuses for the pair of errors that each led to an unearned run in the Mets 5-3 loss to the Braves on Friday night. “It’s not a good feeling when your pitcher is making the right pitches and getting the ground balls and you’re not making the plays,” Flores said. “I’m not going to make excuses. Not going to start making them now. Just made...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores Taking Grounders, Walking Comfortably, Thursday Targeted For Return

Shortstop Wilmer Flores is on the field doing morning drills, taking fielding practice, and appears to be walking very comfortably this morning. Manager Terry Collins expects to have him back in the starting lineup on Thursday. March 23 Wilmer Flores told reporters that he does not believe his bruised left foot will jeopardize his availability for opening day as he said he’ll...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Downplays Foot Injury, Not Worried About Missing Opening Day

Wilmer Flores told reporters that he does not believe his bruised left foot will jeopardize his availability for opening day as he said he’ll just need a few days to recover. “I’m not worried,” Flores said. “It will just take a few days, that’s it.” Flores fouled a ball of his foot in the third inning of Sunday’s 6-0 win over the Yankees, and was fitted with a walking...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Flores Is Hurting, Headed For X-Rays On Foot

New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores is headed for X-rays late Sunday afternoon after fouling a ball off his left foot in the third inning of Sunday’s 6-0 win against the New York Yankees. Flores was badly limping and wearing a walking boot as he departed Tradition Field, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “It hurts a lot,” Flores told Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes. MMO’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Wilmer Flores Outhit His Defense?

The experts say the Mets are lacking at shortstop, have been since Jose Reyes took his talents to South Florida after 2011. Considering that Reyes had just won the Mets’ first batting title in 50 seasons of baseball and that his initial replacement was Ruben Tejada, the experts have not been wrong. Tejada put up some promising numbers in extremely small sample sizes during 2010...
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projections: Wilmer Flores

And did you think this fool could never win Well look at me, I’m coming back again I got a taste of short in a simple way And if you need to know while I’m still standing you just fade away Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did Feeling like a true survivor, looking like a little kid I’m still standing after all this time All offseason we heard rumors...
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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