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.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:02:20 -0700
New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy will likely be shopped in the offseason. The team has 2B Wilmer Flores waiting in the wings and 2B Dilson Herrera could also take over at some point.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:27:28 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada, who has had only two at-bats in the last nine games, is set to start a game during the weekend, according to manager Terry Collins. SS Wilmer Flores is making his ninth straight start at shortstop Friday, Aug. 15. Flores is batting .250 (8-for-32) with no extra-base hits, two RBIs and no walks since his audition at shortstop started.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:39:04 -0700
The New York Mets recalled SS Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis in his place.
Fantasy Tip: Flores and his power could see deep-mixed value with regular playing time, but the flaws in his plate discipline will suppress his upside.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:17:44 -0700
New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores will join the club in Milwaukee Thursday, July 24. A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.
Fantasy Tip: This probably has to do with Ruben Tejada's head injury from Wednesday. Flores is an NL-only add and someone worth a last-ditch roster spot in deep mixed games.