Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:08:54 -0800
New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy said he is open to extension talks with the club during the season, but no in-season extension talks are planned, according to a team source. That means Murphy will likely head to free agency next offseason. The source noted that the Mets are deep in upper-level middle infield prospects like INFs Dilson Herrera, Matthew Reynolds and even Wilmer Flores. Murphy is set to earn $8 million this season.
Fantasy Tip: Murphy isn't a bad second base option in the late middle rounds of standard leagues, and a high batting average is his main skill, but he can also offer a little power and little speed. Just don't expect a return to the 20-stolen base mark that he put up in 2013.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:45:32 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada is in a shortstop race with SS Wilmer Flores, but it appears manager Terry Collins is using it as a way to motivate Tejada. Collins said that Tejada needed to attend voluntary workouts before camp in order to be on the same footing as Flores. Tejada was working out in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in recent weeks before camp.
Fantasy Tip: Tejada is expected to win the shortstop job in camp, unless his performance drastically proves otherwise. There's really nothing to like about Tejada for fantasy purposes, though, aside from playing time. That makes him strictly an NL-only commodity.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:58:54 -0800
New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores is expected to start for the club. When asked if the Mets would regret not upgrading at shortstop, former Cincinnati Reds general manager and SiriusXM MLB Network Radio host Jim Bowden indicated Flores' lackluster range could be problematic for a team built on pitching. Bowden went on to say Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, " ... can trade for a shortstop any time he wants to because the system is so deep."
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:03:45 -0800
Free-agent SS Everth Cabrera (Padres) has had no talks with the New York Mets, as the Mets seem committed to SS Wilmer Flores as their starter.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:30:30 -0800
New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores is set to be the team's starting shortstop heading into the 2015 season. The Mets shopped for upgrades at the position this offseason, but not much was available. The good news is that Flores had a slugging percentage of .514 with five home runs in his last 28 games. SS Ruben Tejada will likely be the primary backup at shortstop and second base.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:28:38 -0800
Free-agent SSs Everth Cabrera (Padres) and Stephen Drew (Yankees) are of interest to the New York Mets, according to sources. Although, general manager Sandy Alderson said earlier this week that SS Wilmer Flores will likely begin the season as the starting shortstop.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:10:14 -0800
The New York Mets will not use SS Ruben Tejada as competition for 2B Wilmer Flores at shortstop if the team doesn't add at that position via trade or free agency.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:22:54 -0800
Free-agent SS Everth Cabrera (Padres) is not attracting interest from the New York Mets as they look at alternatives to SS Wilmer Flores, according to team insiders. Cabrera is facing criminal charges after resisting arrest in San Diego.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:59:37 -0700
The New York Mets are not inclined as much as before to add a shortstop in the offseason, given the strong play as of late of SS Wilmer Flores.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:10:12 -0700
New York Mets 2B Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs scored and six RBIs Tuesday, Sept. 16.