Jonathon Niese makes his first start of the spring after dealing with a dead arm and Wilmer Flores will get the start at shortstop.
Here’s the lineup:
Eric Young Jr., lf
Juan Lagares, cf
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, rf
Josh Satin, 3b
Matt Clark, 1b
Travis d’Arnaud, c
Andrew Brown, dh
Wilmer Flores, ss
Omar Quintanilla, 2b
Jonathon Niese, lhp
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Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop today when the Mets take on the Cardinals in Jupiter, FL. The game will start at 1:05PM ET and will be aired on MLB Network. It will be his first start at the...
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If Wilmer Flores is going to make a late run at the Opening Day roster, today's the day he needs to start his push. Flores will finally see a long awaited start at shortstop, as the Mets continue to search for answers at the position. Thought to be too slow for the position in recent years, Flores' offseason body transformation has some within the Mets hoping for increased...
Of all the young New York Mets, the one I am most interested in seeing is Wilmer Flores, especially at shortstop. While Ruben Tejada is the starter by default, Flores has a legitimate shot with a strong spring to grab a job.
FLORES: Has opportunity to earn job (Getty)
As the Mets monitor Stephen Drew’s interest and Seattle for Nick Franklin’s availability, it is clear they aren’t...
If you've been pining for Wilmer Flores to get a legitimate shot at the shortstop role in recent years, you're about to get your wish. This according to a report filed by ESPN's Adam Rubin. Citing an unnamed team official, Flores will see significant time at the position this spring as the Mets determine whether or not he can hack it.This may be indirectly related...
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The New York Mets are at a crossroads. For years we have heard about Wilmer Flores and his movement through the farm system. We have watched his various position changes just so the Mets could find a place for this “pure hitter” to play. Flores has played shortstop, second, third in big leagues, and then first base. Yet, every time you read an article...
The New York Mets have long touted Wilmer Flores as one of their future stars. To some degree, having Flores and Ruben Tejada made it easier to let Jose Reyes walk.
FLORES: Could get shortstop time.
With Tejada coming off a bad year and striking out in the free-agent shortstop market, the Mets are considering giving Flores another chance at shortstop.
And, it’s a good idea.
ESPN’s Adam Rubin writes that Wilmer Flores has not played shortstop in the Mets organization since 2011, when a lack of first-step quickness prompted the organization to shift him to other infield spots.
Rubin also shares that Terry Collins has suggested he will revisit at least dabbling with Flores at shortstop during spring training. And Flores, who arrived in camp Tuesday...
I, like many Mets fans, felt that shortstop was a position that needed to be filled outside of the organization this winter. As the winter progressed and the targets fell off of the board, it became apparent that Ruben Tejada would most likely be our opening day shortstop again when the 2014 season started (barring a last minute Stephen Drew signing). Then some news came across...
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Yes you read that correctly. Here is a quote from Sandy Alderson that was pulled from Adam Rubin's blog.“I wouldn’t say [Flores to shortstop] is dead. I think that one of the things we want to see is how well he has done with his training regimen in Michigan. Before this off season, I’m not sure he ever had any sort of structured, regimented conditioning program. The work...