Tag: Wilmer Flores

Flores, Rivera, Walker: Solving the Mets’ second base wild card

Flores, Rivera, Walker: Solving the Mets’ second base wild card

By now word has gotten around about Wilmer Flores’s position preference. The utility infielder recently spoke about how he prefers to play second base but is willing to go where the team needs him. At least for 2017, his path is blocked on the infield by Neil Walker, who accepted the team’s qualifying offer this …

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The Carlos Gomez non-trade timeline

The Carlos Gomez non-trade timeline

After weeks of speculation that the Mets could acquire Milwaukee Brewers CF Carlos Gomez, the team appeared to do just that. During Wednesday’s Mets-Padres game, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Mets and Brewers completed a deal that would send Gomez to the Mets in return for RHP Zack Wheeler and …

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Is Wilmer Flores being subject to unfair criticism because of Mets’ recent failures?

Is Wilmer Flores being subject to unfair criticism because of Mets’ recent failures?

The New York Mets, their finances and fan base are far apart. Days after a Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded in support of new Mets ownership, Wilmer Flores has once again become a hot topic – for all the wrong reasons. Fans yesterday once again took to social media in light of 2015 ZiPS projections being released …

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A’s acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar, and why Mets stand pat with Wilmer Flores

A’s acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar, and why Mets stand pat with Wilmer Flores

The Oakland A’s are close to acquiring utility man Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and prospects Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell, according to MLB Trade Rumors. Meanwhile, the Mets stand pat with Wilmer Flores as the club’s leading candidate to start at shortstop on Opening …

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Projected 2015 New York Mets Opening Day lineup and statistics

Projected 2015 New York Mets Opening Day lineup and statistics

New York Mets manager Terry Collins revealed his projected 2015 Opening Day lineup during a press conference on Wednesday morning. Collins’ projected lineup is as follows, with offensive projections courtesy of Steamer. 1. Juan Lagares – CF  .248/.288/.396 — 15 HR, 23 2B 2. Curtis Granderson – LF .222/.314/.398 — 19 HR, 20 2B 3. …

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Sandy Alderson: Wilmer Flores ‘likely’ 2015 SS, but why?

Sandy Alderson: Wilmer Flores ‘likely’ 2015 SS, but why?

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters at the Mets Holiday Party for Kids that there is a ‘very high’ probability the club will field Wilmer Flores at shortstop in 2015. Somehow, this makes sense. Jose Reyes is long gone, and Troy Tulowitzki will not soon don a Mets jersey. The price for high-profile bats has …

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