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Update: Collins Says Flores Is Fine, Will Play Thursday (Finger)

4:30 PM Update: Manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters after the game and confirmed that Wilmer Flores is fine and will likely be back in the lineup on Thursday Flores was hit by a pitch that hit a finger on his glove hand. 2:45 PM Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores left Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Braves after he was hit in the wrist/forearm area by a pitch. No...
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Wilmer Flores Leaves Game After Being Hit On Wrist By Pitch

Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores left Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Braves after he was hit in the wrist or forearm area by a pitch. No further information is available as Flores is getting checked out by medical staff. Flores was replaced  Matt Reynolds. He had a single and a strikeout in two at-bats and also had a fielding error. Will update as new information comes in.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time For All Fans To Embrace Shortstop Wilmer Flores

In a recent Newsday report, Mark Carig applauded Wilmer Flores’ work ethic claiming the 23-year old infielder has only allowed himself two weeks away from baseball this offseason. As he prepares to take the reins as the Mets’ everyday shortstop in 2015, Flores has done all that he could to prove the doubters wrong. A crowed offseason schedule saw Flores first playing Winter...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores is not the linchpin

Is there a single linchpin to the Mets 2015 season? A number of writers seem to think there’s a lot riding on Wilmer Flores panning out as our shortstop. Others point to a healthy return by David Wright or Matt Harvey. A bounce back season from Curtis Granderson has also been identified as a linchpin. One blogger tagged a breakout season by Travis d’Arnaud as the key ingredient...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Out To Prove Doubters Wrong

A determined Wilmer Flores told Kevin Kernan of the NY Post he has no plans to give up the shortstop position and that when all is said and done the joke will be on those who doubted him. “I know I can take that position,’’ Flores said at Tradition Field. “I’m real proud of myself because playing shortstop in the big leagues, I didn’t think I could do that. Last year...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does Wilmer Flores rank among NL East shortstops?

There was a time – not too long ago – when New York Mets fans looked forward to a bright future spearheaded by a dynamic Wilmer Flores. The shortstop opened eyes in 2007 when he hit .307/.347/.468 as a 16-year-old, earning a handful of late-season plate appearances for Low-A Savannah. However, the Venezuelan’s physical growth has hindered his defensive ability, making some...
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28 days 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...
January 22, 2015  |  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...
January 12, 2015  |  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...
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets rumors: shortstop edition

As 2014 comes to a close, every day it seems more likely that Wilmer Flores will be the New York Mets starting shortstop on Opening Day. In his public statements, Sandy Alderson has deemphasized the need for a shortstop upgrade, opting to leave Wilmer Flores as the starter. If this is the case, it would be a vulnerable move for the Mets because they have no other options. Wilmer...
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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