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MMO Fan Shot: Was Flores’ Development Strategy Actually a Budgetary Strategy?

An MMO Fan Shot by Pedro’s Rooster In Thursday’s New York Post, Sandy Alderson spoke of the organization’s feelings about Wilmer Flores, presumably as part of the team’s future. “We’re getting a lot more comfortable,” Alderson said. “One of the reasons for giving Flores as much playing time as we have is to build up his number of plate appearances to get him more...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scout: ‘They Have Bigger Issues Than Shortstop’

UPDATE (9/18/14 – 4:50pm) Mike Puma’s report also talked about the idea that a major league scout believes the Mets would be better off trading for a left fielder. That would mean finding an internal solution at shortstop. Here’s what that scout had to say about the situation: “If they went into the offseason and [Flores] is their shortstop and they don’t find anybody else...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Does Wilmer Flores’ hot streak prove he’s the answer at shortstop?

The New York Mets have been trying to fill a gaping void at their shortstop position ever since the departure of Jose Reyes. While Ruben Tejada was once thought to be the second coming, he’s proven to be more like Rey Ordonez at the plate than Jose Reyes. The team thought their prayers had been answered with the call up of Wilmer Flores earlier in the season. He began to...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Collins Blowing Smoke; It’s Flores’ Job To Lose

Terry Collins insists shortstop will be wide open next spring, but what else can he say? Even after Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs Tuesday night in a 9-1 rout of the Marlins, and has driven in 10 runs over the last four games, Collins is dancing the politically correct line. He has to. FLORES: Should get job. (Getty) He can’t give the job to Flores outright,...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores De Los Metos

Yesterday, Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4, 2 runs, 6 RBIs with his 5th and 6th homers. With David Wright hurt, Flores has been playing every day. The Mets are thankfully still able to get Ruben Tejada into their lineup. The Mets said, "We've wanted to drop Tejada, send down Tejada or trade Tejada for a nickel on a dollar, but since we can't figure out the paperwork, we...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Successfully Making Routine Plays

Earlier today, the author published a post regarding rather young Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores and how — somewhat surprisingly, given basically every scouting report about him — Flores had played a mostly average shortstop over 400-plus innings. Said post included select footage — both of Flores misplaying relatively harmless ground balls and also Flores recording […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores: Not a Disaster at Shortstop Yet

The footage embedded above comes from an August 22nd game between the Mets and the Dodgers and depicts Wilmer Flores acting out what is essentially the baseball equivalent of a first-day-of-school anxiety dream. With two outs and runners at first and second, Yasiel Puig batted a mostly harmless ground ball to Flores. Instead of converting […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Is Coming Into His Own

The hits keep on coming for Wilmer Flores and the power has been emerging too. On Friday night, the Mets de facto shortstop blasted a prodigious 431 foot home run into the second deck of Great American Ball Park. It was his third home run of the season and after his two-hit night, Flores now has 11 hits in his last 30 at-bats with a 1.040 OPS. “Some guys it takes a little time...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The meaning of Wilmer Flores

It feels like Wilmer Flores has been a Met forever. He was signed seven years ago at the age of 16 and has been much ballyhooed as the Mets best offensive prospect. He has been ranked as a top 100 prospect in all of baseball on multiple occasions and famously destroyed Triple-A over the last two seasons (162 games, 28 home runs, 143 RBI and a 903 OPS). His major league career has...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores Has Been Flourishing On Defense And At The Plate

One thing that has gone widely unreported since mid-August has been the play of shortstop Wilmer Flores who is growing more comfortable at the position with the increased and regular playing time. Even his range which has been one the indictments against him, has appeared to be significantly better than what was initially reported, and his arm is clearly a plus-tool. In addition...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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