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Mets To Relocate Fitness Camp From Michigan To PSL

Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets were so pleased with the results of an offseason conditioning program in Michigan last winter, that they will relocate the operation to Port St. Lucie. “According to major league sources, the plan, which has not yet been made public, is to utilize newly hired strength and conditioning coordinator Mike Barwis at the Mets’...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Roundtable: What To Do With Ruben Tejada

Deciding what to do with Ruben Tejada is somewhat of a difficult decision this offseason.  He definitely improved from his horrid 2013 season to become serviceable defensively, and he has always hit lefties relatively well. He’s not a starting shortstop option for the Mets going forward, but as I’ve stated in the past, he can have value in a platoon role, or strictly as a backup...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

While Cubs Matchup For A Trade, Deal Unlikely Because Of Differing Percieved Values

Andy Martino of the Daily News takes a poke at the Mets shortstop situation and says the Mets are most likely to go internal, with Wilmer Flores and Matt Reynolds as possibilities, and speculates that Ruben Tejada will either be gone or a backup. He also reports that despite being a player that Sandy Alderson has liked in the past, free agent shortstop Jed Lowrie will not be a target...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Core Up The Middle Has Potential

Championship caliber teams traditionally are built strong up the middle: catcher, pitching, shortstop and second base and centerfield. The Mets have a decent start in that area with Travis d’Arnaud behind the plate; their young pitching staff and Gold Glove finalist Juan Lagares in centerfield. What we don’t know about is shortstop and second base, where Wilmer Flores and Daniel...
Via New York Mets Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores should be the starting shortstop in 2015

The Mets offseason should be an interesting one.  There still is plenty of assessment needed to be made this offseason regarding the current roster with many variables to consider.  Sandy Alderson’s continuous evaluation process of the shortstop position will need to be fine-tuned into a definitive answer eventually. There will be many decisions to make regarding another outfielder...
Via Mets360.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Can Wilmer Flores Find Stardom At Second Base?

The Mets have more than a back-up plan should Daniel Murphy be moved in the offseason, they quite possibly have upgrades.  It’s still a gamble though, Murphy’s production is solid and he has sustained it over the course of several years.  In 126 games at second base this year, he batted (.302) with 34 doubles, 9 home runs and 53 RBI’s.  A critical issue with the Mets offense...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Underrated acquisitions: Trevor Plouffe

Much has been made these last few months of the Mets need for an upgrade at shortstop, though some are happy with the in-house options available. One of the biggest factors for this contentment is that anyone who would serve as an upgrade would come either at the cost of a high free agency signing (Hanley Ramirez, J.J. Hardy) or via a costly trade (anyone from the Cubs). But there...
Via Mets360.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Burning questions for the New York Mets’ offseason

The New York Mets ended 2014 with some promise and some answers to long term questions. However there are still a few that go unresolved into 2015. 1. Who’s the answer at shortstop? The Mets need to find out quickly if Wilmer Flores is going to be the shortstop of the future One thing is clear: it probably isn’t Ruben Tejada. The bigger question is whether Wilmer Flores can be...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Selling High On Jacob deGrom

Jacob deGrom has been the Mets’ most exciting player this season.  He’s lit up the radar gun, struck out 144 batters, and put himself in prime position to land the coveted NL Rookie of the year award. But in a Mets’ organization flush with talented arms, is the time to trade Jacob deGrom now? The Mets have serious holes around the diamond, but even without deGrom, starting...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing Mets and 51s numbers with 100 PA at each level

To the chagrin of many, the Mets re-upped their Player Development Contract with Las Vegas, ensuring that their Triple-A team would remain in the Pacific Coast League city 2,524 miles away. While some fret about the distance between the two, the real reason so many are upset about this arrangement is that Cashman field is such a hitter-friendly environment. They worry that it ruins...
Via Mets360.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Are Flush With Young Shortstops

When it comes to starting pitching, the Mets have plenty of it. Something they lack is major league ready position players that are ready to step in at shortstop and left field. While we can speculate about Wilmer Flores‘ ability to hold down that job, it doesn’t seem like the Mets are ready to go all-in on him just yet. Enter the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like the Mets with pitchers...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores: New York’s Next Keystone Star?

The Mets have more than a back-up plan should Daniel Murphy be moved in the offseason, they quite possibly have upgrades.  It’s still a gamble though, Murphy’s production is solid and he has sustained it over the course of several years.  In 126 games at second base this year, he batted (.302) with 34 doubles, 9 home runs and 53 RBI’s.  A critical issue with the Mets offense...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Mets Win Without That Big Splash Free Agent?

There are two different ways you can lose 80-games. You can lose 80-games as a really bad team or you can lose 80-games as a team that has shown signs of growth. Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes the Mets are the latter. If you begin to dissect the team, you can start to see his point. Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Vic Black, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia,...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

In August and September Matt den Dekker was terrific

Right now everyone is scheming for ways for the Mets to shed payroll so they can add big bats for LF and SS. Those who try to remain a little grounded in Wilpon reality will claim there’s not enough money for two imports so they’ll play Wilmer Flores at short and bring in a left fielder. Which leaves Matt den Dekker wondering what he has to do to catch a break. By now you...
Via Mets360.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

With Core In Place, Mets Can Win Without Spending Big

There are two different ways you can lose 80-games. You can lose 80-games as a really bad team or you can lose 80-games as a team that has shown signs of growth. Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes the Mets are the latter. If you begin to dissect the team, you can start to see his point. Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Vic Black, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia,...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

How badly do the Mets need to upgrade SS and LF?

Heading into the offseason, the chorus that’s been beaten to death by pundits, fans, and pretty much everyone, is that the Mets need to upgrade at both shortstop and left field going into 2015 if they want to compete. The consensus seems to be that what the Mets got out of those two positions in 2014 was somewhere between “the worst thing ever seen” and “the worst thing ever...
Via Mets360.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

What do the Mets have in Wilmer Flores?

Wilmer Flores has now gotten his first taste of playing every day in the major leagues. Over the past two months, Flores has been a regular in the lineup, first as the everyday shortstop and now, due to David Wright’s injury, as the everyday second baseman while Daniel Murphy fills in at third. Although statistics at the end of a baseball season often need to be taken with a...
Via Mets360.com
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Wilmer Flores is playing second base instead of shortstop

Dilson Herrara is injured and might not play again. Wilmer Flores was immediately shifted to second base. At the same time the words “Wilmer Flores everyday shortstop” have started surfacing around the team. If that is even a remote possibility, why was he moved this week? These games are meaningless, and Tejada knows how to play second. I see three potential motives, and all...
Via Mets360.com
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

In “Defense” Of Fan Generated Statistics

Scouts don’t have it easy. They have to sort through thousands of pages of stats and hundreds of prospect profiles every year trying to somehow find the next great talent, picking the ones that maybe have a chance along the road. A road that consists of b-list cities and cut-rate motels. They look for shortcuts, perhaps rely on radar guns too much, recycle existing scouting reports...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Flores Is Showing He Belongs In Mets Future

The Mets front office has been unsure of what to make of SS/2B Wilmer Flores. While New York does have a glaring hole at short, scouts were unsure whether or not Flores had the ability to play the position at the major league level. And even though the young Venezuelan projects to be a solid major league bat, he had shown little to back that up during the early going in limited and...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Was Flores’ Development Strategy Actually a Budgetary Strategy?

An MMO Fan Shot by Pedro’s Rooster In Thursday’s New York Post, Sandy Alderson spoke of the organization’s feelings about Wilmer Flores, presumably as part of the team’s future. “We’re getting a lot more comfortable,” Alderson said. “One of the reasons for giving Flores as much playing time as we have is to build up his number of plate appearances to get him more...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Scout: ‘They Have Bigger Issues Than Shortstop’

UPDATE (9/18/14 – 4:50pm) Mike Puma’s report also talked about the idea that a major league scout believes the Mets would be better off trading for a left fielder. That would mean finding an internal solution at shortstop. Here’s what that scout had to say about the situation: “If they went into the offseason and [Flores] is their shortstop and they don’t find anybody else...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Up, 3 Down: Another NL East Rivalry Lives On

Perhaps not as intense as the Mets and Nationals rivalry looks to be in coming years, but the Miami Marlins have played hard fought games against New York all season and like the Mets, they’re a squad that is centered around young talent and a low payroll.  The fish kept finding ways to get hits en route to taking 2 out of 3 games in this series, below are the usual takeaways...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Has Flores Staked A Claim On Mets Shortstop Job?

While many think the Mets need to pursue a shortstop outside of the organization during the off season, it seems as though Sandy Alderson and the brain trust are getting comfortable with the idea of sticking Wilmer Flores there in 2015. “We’re getting a lot more comfortable,” Alderson told the New York Post. “One of the reasons for giving [Flores] as much playing time as...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Wilmer Flores’ hot streak prove he’s the answer at shortstop?

The New York Mets have been trying to fill a gaping void at their shortstop position ever since the departure of Jose Reyes. While Ruben Tejada was once thought to be the second coming, he’s proven to be more like Rey Ordonez at the plate than Jose Reyes. The team thought their prayers had been answered with the call up of Wilmer Flores earlier in the season. He began to...
Via Mets360.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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