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Is there any reason to prefer Wilmer Flores to Jordany Valdespin?

This offseason the Mets were unwilling to pay the price to bring a new shortstop into town. Regardless of whether that was a defensible decision, the Mets followed up with the solution of moving Wilmer Flores back to shortstop, even though they moved him off the position following the 2011 season. Not once did the club indicate they thought the 2011 decision was a mistake; rather...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Wilmer Flores, Jenrry Mejia

The New York Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday by the score of 7-4. The loss dropped the Mets to 60-70, fourth in the National League East. The Mets saw the return of shortstop Wilmer Flores, who went 1-for-4 batting in the eight spot in the lineup. Closer Jenrry Mejia also returned to action and threw a scoreless ninth. #453791900 / gettyimages.comOur own Darius...
Via MLB Injury News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will We See Matt Reynolds In September?

I couldn’t help paying a little extra attention last night when Gary Cohen brought up the subject of shortstop after Wilmer Flores committed his second error of the game which led to three unearned Dodgers runs. What struck me as odd was when he downplayed the Mets promoting Matt Reynolds because he isn’t on the 40 man roster and that the Mets will likely need those spots to...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wilmer Flores Experiment

At just 23 years old, it’s hard to imagine giving up on a highly regarded prospect. Still, I believe the time has come for the Mets to move on from Wilmer Flores. Signed at the ripe old age of 16, Flores has progressed slowly through the Mets farm system, racking up almost 3,000 minor league at bats. Over that time, he’s hit .292 with 77 home runs and 869 hits and slashed at...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 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...
17 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
July 30, 2014  |  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
July 24, 2014  |  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...
July 23, 2014  |  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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