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Flores leads Niese and Mets to 7-3 win over Cubs

NEW YORK (AP) Wilmer Flores provided a spark with his bat and glove, leading Jonathon Niese and the New York Mets to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Juan Lagares drove in two runs and reliever Vic Black escaped a major jam unscathed to keep New York in control after Niese (7-8) exited. Star third baseman David Wright also was removed in the seventh, one inning...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt den Dekker and Wilmer Flores’ opportunity

The Mets made the right decision in the beginning of August when they named Wilmer Flores the primary short stop for the remainder of the 2014 season. They tripled that good decision by releasing Chris Young, promoting Matt den Dekker and committing to a den Dekker and Eric Campbell platoon for the rest of the year. Let’s hope that den Dekker and Flores understand what this...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for youth to take over

With Chris Young being released by the Mets on Friday, Terry Collins has decided to go with a youth movement. Frustrated by the inconsistency of the lineup, the organization is going to give two players more playing time in hopes that they produce well enough to help the team be competitive down the stretch. The beneficiaries of this decision are Matt den Dekker and Wilmer Flores...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How Collins Views Wilmer Flores

The following transcript is courtesy of Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. It’s a conversation between reporters and Terry Collins at Citi Field regarding Wilmer Flores. Reporter: ”When you take a look at Wilmer Flores, when he was up here in May, when he played in five consecutive games, he hit. When he plays every other game he doesn’t hit. Is now the time to see what Flores...
Via New York Mets Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Recall Wilmer Flores, Option Kirk Nieuwenhuis To Las Vegas

To make room for Wilmer Flores on the roster, the Mets have optioned Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas.  Nieuwenhuis was 2 for his last 20, and has batted .246 with two home runs and 11 RBI for Mets this season. 12:37 PM Wilmer Flores is en-route to join the Mets in Milwaukee for their series opener tonight against the Brew-Crew. There has been no corresponding move as of...
Via Mets Merized Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores To Join The Team in Milwaukee Today

Wilmer Flores is en-route to join the Mets in Milwaukee for their series opener tonight against the Brew-Crew. There has been no corresponding move as of yet. None of the Mets beat writers had the story, as it was first announced on the Mets twitter account. Some speculation can be made on this. It is possible that Ruben Tejada did not feel well when he woke up today and might be...
Via Mets Merized Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores or Daniel Murphy: A decision needs to be made

Since Sandy Alderson took over as the general manager of the New York Mets, offense has been the need. Through the draft, Alderson and Co. have attempted to replenish a minor league system that desperately needed offense. They signed guys like Curtis Granderson in the hopes that he can give the lineup a boost over the next four seasons. At one position, second base, the Mets have...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores Has A 21 Game Hit Steak With Vegas, But Promotion Unlikely

Since being sent back to Triple A Las Vegas, Wilmer Flores has been on a fire with a 21 game hit streak.  In that span is is hitting .365, with seven home runs and 29 RBIs. Terry Collins told beat writers on Sunday that a promotion back to the Mets isn’t likely anytime in the near future. “I don’t want to bring young guys up here and have them sit on the bench, I just don’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores Crushes Sixth Home Run In Four Days With 15 RBIs

Wilmer Flores is an unstoppable force. He did it again on Sunday, blasting another home run, scoring a pair of runs and driving in three. He now has 18 RBI in his last ten games and six home runs in his last five games. Since his demotion to Triple-A, Flores is batting .419 with a 1.352 OPS. July 6 Wilmer Flores homered in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, giving him five...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What should we expect offensively from Wilmer Flores?

Shortstop has been a black hole for the Mets in 2014 and they have decided to punt defense and go with their best internal option by promoting long-time prospect Wilmer Flores from Triple-A. Flores is riding a hot streak where in his last eight games he has a 1.500 OPS thanks to seven extra-base hits in his last 29 ABs. For the season, Flores has a .307/.360/.500 line, which would...
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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