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WATCH: Mets' Wilmer Flores says he's ready to embrace utility role

"I just want to play baseball, and if this is the opportunity to play, I'll take it," Flores told The Mets overhauled their middle infield this offseason by trading for second baseman Neil Walker and signing shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, but in doing so, they pushed infielder Wilmer Flores to the bench.  Flores still figures to see...
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Wilmer Flores: 'I want to be a Met forever'

Wilmer Flores somehow discovered a way to endear himself even more to New York Mets fans.In a New York Post article, the 24-year-old Venezuelan infielder says that he wants "to be a Met forever."Flores famously won over the hearts of Mets fans last season when he was seen shedding tears after he thought he had been traded in July.  "I will never forget that night," Flores told the...
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Update on Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada

Both backup infielders for the New York Mets have shed their walking boots. … Flores is currently working out at the Mike Barwis fitness and conditioning program at the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and is scheduled to begin hitting this week. Tejada has been working out in his native Panama. He may report to Port St. Lucie as early as Feb. 1 — more than three...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Needs to be Ready for Anything in 2016

While everyone is trying to decipher the outfield configuration after the Yoenis Cespedes signing, there is the issue of how the rest of the Mets’ offseason has put added importance on Wilmer Flores‘ ability to be a super utility infielder. Third Base Make no mistake. The Mets need Flores to be able to handle the role and handle it well. For starters, we do not know David...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Mets Trade Wilmer Flores reporter Phil Rogers speculates that if the Mets were to consider dealing infielder Wilmer Flores, they may have a couple of willing trade partners in the San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox. He writes: “Remember when no one thought the Mets had one shortstop? They’ve got three now, since signing Asdrubal Cabrera a few days after Terry Collins said Tejada and Flores...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores looks for the game to come back to him

I used to cover North Carolina A&T basketball games. A&T is an HBCU team and a low-level Division I squad. At the time they were coached by Jerry Eaves. There could be two reasons that name sounds familiar to you. If you’re a graybeard, you might remember him as a starter for the 1980 Louisville Cardinals team which won the NCAA Championship. If you’re younger, you...
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Suffered A Fractured Ankle

Wilmer Flores has been diagnosed with a fractured left ankle and has been fitted with a walking boot, assistant general manager John Ricco told reporters on Tuesday. He says Flores should be ready for spring training. As first reported by MMO, Flores suffered the injury when he was struck by a pitch while playing winter ball in Venezuela on Nov. 26. After a five-day absence, he...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Make Winter Ball Debut Playing Second

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores made his winter ball debut last night for the Bravos de Margarita in the Venezuelan Winter League. He played second base and batted third in the lineup going 1 for 4 with a hit by pitch. Flores hit .322/.365/.556 with five homeruns and 18 RBI last winter for the Bravos in 24 games. He has been playing for Bravos since 2010. The 24-yeard old Flores is...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Signed photos of Mets' Wilmer Flores crying sell out

By Darryn Albert. In a shocking and raw display of emotion that nearly made Tom Hanks keel over, Mets infielder Wilmer Flores openly wept on the field during a game last July thinking that he had been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. Then, the proposed deal fell apart a few hours later, Flores remained a Met, clubbed an unforgettable walkoff home run against the Nationals two...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores emotional on field after finding out he would be traded (Video)

Surreal scene. Mets trade Wilmer Flores but leave him in game. Flores then cries on field while playing. — Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) July 30, 2015 On Wednesday, the Mets agreed to trade Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler to the Brewers in exchange for Carlos Gomez. While word of the trade began to circulate as...Read More
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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