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Wilmer Flores Talks SS; Has Been Working Hard All Offseason

Marc Carig (Newsday) put together a nice article with some input from both Wilmer Flores and David Wright on the state of the Mets shortstop situation.  The topic obviously centered around what Flores has done to improve and whether the offseason banter has affected his outlook and determination. “You hear people talking all the time.  Is this guy going to be a shortstop? ...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Takes Jab At Flores

Sandy Alderson thinks he’s funny, but he’s not. He once joked about driving to spring training to save money for the financially distressed Mets. He joked about not putting together an outfield, and now took a poke at the shortstop situation and Wilmer Flores. On Saturday night at the annual Baseball Writers Association dinner in New York, when presenting an award to Hall of...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets settle on Wilmer Flores and that may not be a bad thing

From the beginning of the offseason, the rumor mill has been buzzing over the need for shortstop in the Mets infield. One by one, the names went flying around. The Mets seemed close at times to making a move just to see it fall apart when the asking price was too high. No one can really blame them for that. Why give up a Noah Syndergaard, who is the second top pitching prospect...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores equals hope for 2015

To most fans, this Mets offseason has been a disappointment. The Mets will trade Dillon Gee, most likely for prospects and/or a bullpen arm and will have signed Michael Cuddyer and John Mayberry Jr. That doesn’t seem like much, but the Mets didn’t need all that much offensively when you think about their offensive numbers from last year and compare that to expectations from...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Wilmer Flores being subjected to unfair criticism because of Mets’ recent failures?

The New York Mets, their finances and fan base are far apart. Days after a Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded in support of new Mets ownership, Wilmer Flores has once again become a hot topic – for all the wrong reasons. Fans yesterday once again took to social media in light of 2015 ZiPS projections being released to blast the Mets and their failure to upgrade at shortstop...
Via Around Citi
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: trade rumors continue

This late in the off-season, it seems very probable that the New York Mets have reconciled with Wilmer Flores as their Opening Day and starting shortstop. The Mets have repeatedly struck down many trade opportunities, including a deal that could have potentially sent Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies to the Mets. The Mets are unwilling to part with their top prospects, especially...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Why We Need to Stop Worrying About Wilmer Flores

An MMO Fan Shot by Nick Johnson While it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the Mets will be heading to spring training with “former” top prospect Wilmer Flores manning shortstop, there are signs to suggest that Mets fans should be excited rather than disappointed. Flores is about as polarizing a prospect as it gets for the Mets. He’s a guy that could hit 15-20 home runs...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What If Wilmer Flores Can’t Cut It Defensively At Shortstop?

With the increasing likelihood that Wilmer Flores will be the Mets Opening Day shortstop, here’s a mailbag question I posted on Monday that I now updated. Victor asks… In your Winter Ball update you mentioned that Wilmer Flores had 7 errors while playing exclusively at shortstop for Venezuela. That sounds like a lot of errors for just 25 games played. I really hope he succeeds...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores flourishes offensively, struggles defensively in Venezuela

This may not be the last time we see a headline along these lines. The Mets’ offseason started off strong with the acquisition of Michael Cuddyer, but now the offseason seems quiet. Trade rumors between the Mets and the Colorado Rockies may continue to start and stop along the way until Spring Training, but until a trade happens, Wilmer Flores seems to be the Opening Day starting...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Ben Zobrist edition

It’s been reported that the Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a contract with free agent shortstop/second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera. Believe it or not, this could have a positive impact on the New York Mets. The addition of Cabrera gives the Rays a surplus of infielders including Yunel Escobar and Nick Franklin to go with James Loney and Evan Longoria. This could leave Ben Zobrist out...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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