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MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Be A Playoff Team In 2015?

Are the Mets as close as Sandy Alderson says we are, and will the Mets be in the post season in 2015? That is the big question. This upcoming off-season is very crucial. There’s no reason that this team shouldn’t be a legitimate contender in 2015. And incremental moves could be key to getting the Mets over the hump. I´m quite confident that 85 wins is highly likely barring any...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 hours 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
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds for Week 26

Does anyone else want to hurt Devin Mesoraco? I was in line to solidify my spot in my league’s championship game, and then HE had to go and hit a 3-run homer in Sunday night’s matchup with the division rival Cardinals. I usually root against the Cards but from now on I will shake my fist from afar at Mesoraco every time I hear his name. Some of the players mentioned below might...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Nationals 4, Mets 2

The Mets (76-81) lost to the Nationals (92-64) tonight by a score of 4 to 2 in Washington. What you should know: The Mets fell to the Nationals for the 14th time this season tonight behind a strong effort from starting pitcher Tanner Roark who won his 15th game of the season. Bartolo Colon fielded himself into trouble in the 5th inning. After he failed to break off the mound to...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores (2B/3B/SS, NYM) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / Stream in H2H Matchups ANALYSIS: New York Mets rookie Wilmer Flores has always been a touted prospect for his bat, and less for his defense. Good thing that’s all we care about as fantasy owners. He has been raking over the last 7 days with a .409 AVG to go along with 3 […]
Via RotoBaller
10 days ago  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 4, Mets 3

The Mets (73-80) lost to the Miami Marlins (74-77) by a score of 4 to 3 this evening at Citi Field. What you should know: Dillon Gee had a rough start to the game as he allowed three runs through the first three innings, but eventually settled down and pitched 6.2 solid innings, allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking two. With the bases loaded in the...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Sep 17

Yesterday my Official Lineup came out blazing as Corey Kluber was dominant against the Astros and Wilmer Flores kept crushing with a two-homer, 43-point effort. Then Scott Kazmir, who was shaky but successful for his first couple innings, completely lost it and ended up posting a 1.75-point day. All-in-all, though, the Official Lineup scored 127.10 points and finished 1,358th-of...
Via Baseball Professor
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Blowing Smoke; It’s Flores’ Job To Lose

Terry Collins insists shortstop will be wide open next spring, but what else can he say? Even after Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs Tuesday night in a 9-1 rout of the Marlins, and has driven in 10 runs over the last four games, Collins is dancing the politically correct line. He has to. FLORES: Should get job. (Getty) He can’t give the job to Flores outright,...
Via New York Mets Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at New York Mets game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. As Wilmer Flores continued his recent turnaround, the New York Mets ended their longest home skid in nearly a month while evening up their series with the Miami Marlins. Given the way Dillon Gee has fared against the Marlins, the Mets should have an opportunity to wrap up a fifth series win over their last six in Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores heats up with six RBI, two home runs as Mets crush Marlins 9-1

One of the big questions for the Mets’ coming offseason is how they will fill the shortstop spot. Here in the final days of the season, Wilmer Flores has started to make a case for himself. He continued to be the hottest hitter on the roster Tuesday night with two home runs and six RBI and the Mets took down the Marlins, 9-1, before 21,602 at Citi Field. “He’s been told the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores De Los Metos

Yesterday, Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4, 2 runs, 6 RBIs with his 5th and 6th homers. With David Wright hurt, Flores has been playing every day. The Mets are thankfully still able to get Ruben Tejada into their lineup. The Mets said, "We've wanted to drop Tejada, send down Tejada or trade Tejada for a nickel on a dollar, but since we can't figure out the paperwork, we...
Via Razzball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Perchance To Dream

I’m trying to figure out of Wilmer Flores’ two HR’s and six RBI are a stepping stone to the everyday shortstop job in 2015, or a sure sign that Brad Penny should retire. Hell, it’s probably a little of both. But to see it happen was soothing … calamine lotion on arms full of mosquito bites. Maybe dreaming of a world where Flores is a lynchpin of future Mets offensive lineups...
Via Metstradamus
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 9, Marlins 1 (Hail Flores!)

What a game for Wilmer Flores who continues to crush it at the plate as the Mets trounced the Miami Marlins by a score of 9-1 tonight at Citi Field. Flores blasted a pair of homers and drove a double to the wall in a huge 3-for-4 night with three runs scored and six RBIs. Wow, imagine if Terry Collins didn’t have him sitting on the bench for so many weeks? This was the second...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores homers twice in Mets 9-1 win over Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year, Ruben Tejada capped a four-run fourth inning with a two-run double, and the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid. Just hours after Commissioner Bud Selig said he was impressed with the manner in which the Mets were rebuilding, the 23-year...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Successfully Making Routine Plays

Earlier today, the author published a post regarding rather young Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores and how — somewhat surprisingly, given basically every scouting report about him — Flores had played a mostly average shortstop over 400-plus innings. Said post included select footage — both of Flores misplaying relatively harmless ground balls and also Flores recording […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget the Draft- The New York Mets Should Win Now

The New York Post’s Joel Sherman today wrote how the New York Mets can salvage their season: By losing out. Sherman believes the Mets tanking is an “unappetizing thought”-but the reality is one of a loser’s mentality. Every team in the Mets’ situation should be thinking about tanking, as unappetizing as that thought is. There are two places you want to finish: as one of...
Via Around Citi
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores: Not a Disaster at Shortstop Yet

The footage embedded above comes from an August 22nd game between the Mets and the Dodgers and depicts Wilmer Flores acting out what is essentially the baseball equivalent of a first-day-of-school anxiety dream. With two outs and runners at first and second, Yasiel Puig batted a mostly harmless ground ball to Flores. Instead of converting […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 6, Mets 5

The Mets (72-79) were defeated by the Miami Marlins (73-76) tonight at Citi Field by a score of 6-5. What you should know: Jacob deGrom was fantastic again this evening, as he struck out the first eight batters to greet him to start the game, tying a major league record that was originally set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros in 1986. DeGrom would strike out 13 batters altogether...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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