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Wilmer Flores Sat Again Sunday, Mets Staying The Course With Him

Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores sat again on Sunday after sitting out Saturday’s game, even though he was 5-for-9 with a home run against Doug Fister. His replacement Ruben Tejada went 0-for-3, and muffed a double play. Flores has had a rough time defensively at shortstop in 2015 especially last week, committing an error in each of his last three starts and overall he has seven errors...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

We Will Know Mets’ True Feelings About Flores On Tuesday

It is a measure of how current GM Sandy Alderson – and the Mets’ brass in previous years – mislead fans that some of us are skeptical of the explanation given for the recent benching of shortstop Wilmer Flores. FLORES: Resting again. (Getty) It was no secret the Mets tried to obtain a shortstop during the winter, and several times Alderson cracked wise at Flores’ expense...
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Checking in on the Wilmer Flores as starting shortstop experiment

Before the season started if you were to make the case for using Wilmer Flores at shortstop you would say he looked sort of okay defensively, he makes good contact and he showed in September with regular playing time that he could be an asset offensively. Besides, no one really wanted to see Ruben Tejada as the team’s starter. Since no move was made to bring in another shortstop...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Mets Afford To Keep Playing Flores At Shortstop?

With another crucial error in yesterday’s game, is it time to move on from Wilmer Flores at shortstop? Flores botched a potential double play in the 4th inning, which allowed the Nationals take a 3-2 lead. The error was Flores’ 6th of the season, third most in the National League. Kristie Ackert of the Daily News says that Flores’ latest misplay could cost him his job. ...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Communication Breakdown… Is Collins On Board With Flores As His Shortstop?

I’ve never quite wrapped my mind around the notion that Terry Collins is the right manager for these NY Mets. I have my reasons, mostly grounded in my skepticism about his handling of a very young impressionable group that could benefit from a more patient and supportive hand … But while it’s hard to complain about a first place team with a 15 – 6 record, there are looming...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: has Wilmer Flores turned the corner?

Coming into the season everyone, from fans to analysts, could tell you that the biggest hole in the New York Mets’ lineup was at shortstop. And for the first few games that remained true. Wilmer Flores was struggling and everyone knew Ruben Tejada would be no better. But then the team started its incredible stretch. 10 straight wins, 9 straight at home. And as the Mets have gotten...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Recapping Wilmer Flores’ rough first week as the starting shortstop

Heading into 2015 the Mets are full of expectations: growth in the pitching staff, the development of a core offense, and maybe even a playoff berth. There have been interesting developments through the first seven games including the fact that the Mets are only scoring runs when an error occurs, Jon Niese delivered his “first bad” start in ages, and Wilmer Flores has thus...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Do you have faith in Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares?

In the offseason the Mets showed a lot of faith in Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares. They showed faith in Flores by not acquiring a shortstop to compete with him for the starting job. And they showed faith in Lagares by trading away Matt den Dekker, the best choice to play center field if Lagares was ineffective. Remember just one year earlier, the Mets acquired Chris Young...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores Makes No Excuses After Rough Night Defensively At SS

Shortstop Wilmer Flores made no excuses for the pair of errors that each led to an unearned run in the Mets 5-3 loss to the Braves on Friday night. “It’s not a good feeling when your pitcher is making the right pitches and getting the ground balls and you’re not making the plays,” Flores said. “I’m not going to make excuses. Not going to start making them now. Just made...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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