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Who do the Mets turn to at shortstop?

Somehow it feels wrong writing this just days after Ruben Tejada took a mid-90s fastball to the head, but there’s no denying shortstop – and left field – has been a weakness for the New York Mets. Tejada’s numbers improved some as the 2014 campaign progressed, but a .235/.347/.292 slash with mediocre defense isn’t going to wow any competent front office as a starter. So...
Via Mets360.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Granderson Back In The Lineup, Flores Playing SS

The Mets begin a four-game series against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night at Miller Park. Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92) opposes right-hander Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04) in the 8:10 PM series opener. Since May 30, 2013, Dillon Gee has a 14-7 record, with a 2.78 ERA (66 earned runs in 214.0 innings). During this time his 2.78 ERA is the seventh-lowest in the...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Recall Wilmer Flores, Option Kirk Nieuwenhuis To Las Vegas

To make room for Wilmer Flores on the roster, the Mets have optioned Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas.  Nieuwenhuis was 2 for his last 20, and has batted .246 with two home runs and 11 RBI for Mets this season. 12:37 PM 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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flores Headed For Milwaukee After Tejada’s Injury

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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Down on the Farm: @MetsProspectHub’s Mets Minor League Report

Las Vegas 51s Pregame 07/01/14: 49-35 Pregame 07/18/14: 56-43 Record: 7-8 Games Played: 15 The story here is Wilmer Flores going nuclear in the month of July, blasting seven homers in fifty-six ABs, along with four doubles and a triple, good for a triple slash of .357/.387/.839/1.226. It is my firm belief that the Mets can easily afford to trade Daniel Murphy and replace him with...
Via The Daily Stache
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Tearing Up Vegas, Flores Unlikely To Receive Promotion Soon

Since being sent back to Triple A Las Vegas, Wilmer Flores has been on a fire with a 21 game hit streak.  In that span is is hitting .365, with seven home runs and 29 RBIs. Terry Collins told beat writers on Sunday that a promotion back to the Mets isn’t likely anytime in the near future. “I don’t want to bring young guys up here and have them sit on the bench, I just don’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores Has A 21 Game Hit Steak With Vegas, But Promotion Unlikely

Since being sent back to Triple A Las Vegas, Wilmer Flores has been on a fire with a 21 game hit streak.  In that span is is hitting .365, with seven home runs and 29 RBIs. Terry Collins told beat writers on Sunday that a promotion back to the Mets isn’t likely anytime in the near future. “I don’t want to bring young guys up here and have them sit on the bench, I just don’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

For now, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas

It’s difficult to decipher much of the intel coming from the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas. The hitters are mashing and the pitchers are… well, crashing in the run-happy Pacific Coast League.  Of course, the most watchful eyes are focused on the Mets’ number one prospect Noah Syndergaard, who is having a less than stellar year.  In 17 starts and 84.2 IP, the big right...
Via Mets360.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets To Stick With Six Outfielders

Terry Collins told reporters that he fully intends to stick with his six outfielder configuration after the All Star break even if it means not carrying a true backup shortstop. Juan Lagares was out of the lineup in two of last six games. Since going with this unorthodox roster, Ruben Tejada has started 19 games in a row at shortstop and has batted .266 with a .382 on-base during...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: The biggest question about Jack Leathersich

Jack Leathersich is a left handed relief pitcher with Binghamton.  He’s not a big guy and he doesn’t throw particularly hard, but his results are phenomenal.  He is the biggest strikeout threat in the Met farm system and could be just as important to the Met future as Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom or Rafael Montero.  Let’s take a look at...
Via Mets360.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s working and what’s not at each position

Hope is slowly being restored into the ball club and the Mets’ fans as the last three of the four games were hard won. Yet the possibility of a 2011 Rays happening to the Mets is never far from reality, so the front office will have to make some tough decisions soon. Perhaps trade away some players or possibly drop dead weight and call-up promising prospects. Regardless, this is...
Via Mets360.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Mets Move Daniel Murphy?

I have been listening to sports radio, reading Mets Twitter, and reading articles for the past couple days as the trade deadline gets closer and closer. I keep hearing the same notion expressed by Mets fans– if the Mets trade Murphy, it indicates an unwillingness to pay good players money to keep them in New York. ‘Cheap’, ‘small-market-team’ and ‘hopeless’ are some...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Wilmer Flores finds his power stroke

I was asked over the weekend, “Should the Mets fire Terry Collins?”  My answer, “Yes.” My reason is not what most people might say.  Collins is guilty of one solitary cardinal sin, in my eyes.  He insisted on playing Ruben Tejada over Wilmer Flores.  “But Flores wasn’t hitting!” Yes, as a pinch hitter/spot starter, he was hitting .225 which isn’t great.  Tejada...
Via Mets360.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Named PCL Player of The Week

After being sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas after a stint in the majors that lacked consistent playing time, Wilmer Flores made his return to the PCL heard around the majors and minors. Flores has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: Starlin Castro for Zack Wheeler

Recently on the radio and in the local papers, the Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro has come up as a player the Mets should pursue. This is a direct result of the Oakland A’s acquiring pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs for a package of prospects headlined by short stop Addison Russell. The trade left the Cubs with a plethora of top notch infield prospects in Javier...
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18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores Blasts Five Homers In Three Days, Batting .403 Since Demotion

Wilmer Flores homered in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, giving him five home runs and 12 RBIs in the last three days. The righthanded slugger has hit in ten straight games and is batting .409 in that span with a 1.266 OPS. Since June 27, when Flores was demoted and Ruben Tejada became the everyday shortstop, he is batting .225 (7-for-31) with no extra-base hits and one...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should Start in the Outfield and Why

With the recent demotion of Wilmer Flores, the Mets front office made the decision to go with six outfielders on their active roster, and no one with any experience at shortstop other than current starter Ruben Tejada.  I’m actually glad that Flores is going down to be mentored by Wally Backman if he isn’t going to play.  The less time he spends with Terry Collins the better...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Flores Demotion, Shortstop and “The Plan”

The Mets will send down infielder Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas before tomorrow’s game to make room for Juan Lagares, who is coming off the DL. Lagares has been sidelined for a few weeks with a right intercostal strain. Flores has received only sporadic playing time at shortstop, losing time to Ruben Tejada, who has a .228/.346/.299 batting line in 61 games. However, Flores...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Making Room For Lagares, Mets Option Wilmer Flores To Triple-A

The Mets will send down infielder Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas before tomorrow’s game to make room for Juan Lagares, who is coming off the DL. Lagares has been sidelined for a few weeks with a right intercostal strain. Flores has received only sporadic playing time at shortstop, losing time to Ruben Tejada, who has a .228/.346/.299 batting line in 61 games. However, Flores...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Chris Young Batting Leadoff, Flores At Second Base

The Mets will complete their three game set with the Cubs today before heading out to San Francisco, their last leg of this long road trip. For the second game in a row yesterday the Mets suffered a heartbreaking, close loss. This time, the offense jumped out early, but the pitching couldn’t support the effort.  Today, Jacob deGrom (0-2, 2.42 ERA) will get the start for the Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Amed Rosario ready to make his season debut

With all of the focus on Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero, Wilmer Flores and Noah Syndergaard, we’ve forgotten that the #5 Met prospect (according to MLB.com) hasn’t logged a single at bat this season.  Amed Rosario will be making his 2014 debut in the APP, GCL or NYP in the coming weeks and we will have to wait and see if he can continue to show scouts what they want to see...
Via Mets360.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Flores Slams His Way Back Into The Mets’ Shortstop Controversy

Wilmer Flores has been the odd man out ever since Ruben Tejada started to play better baseball again, and even though Flores has been relegated to the backup role, he still finds ways to make his presence known in the lineup, as he did on Monday night in Philadelphia. With the Mets already up 5-0 in the top of the sixth, Flores came up with the bases loaded and slapped double...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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