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Minor League Mondays: Wilmer Flores Moves Back to Shortstop
April 21st, 2014 at 9:37 AM
Every Monday, Mets 101's Minor League Mondays will highlight a young player or affiliate in the New York Mets' farm system. This week's edition catches up with a player who has already had a cup of coffee in the major leagues, Wilmer Flores. Flores came up after David Wright was...

Wilmer Flores Re-Assigned to Minor League Camp
March 24th, 2014 at 12:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The shortstop battle appears to be over for the New York Mets. The dark horse at the position, Wilmer Flores, was one of four players sent to minor league camp today, MetsBlog.com reports. Flores had hit .238 in 42 at bats during the course of the spring, and he will...

New York Mets Could Have Competition in Shortstop Market
March 16th, 2014 at 2:29 PM
A lot of the attention surrounding the New York Mets this spring has been at the shortstop position. Many fans were disappointed the team failed to bring in a true upgrade over incumbent Ruben Tejada, and Tejada's struggles this spring have done little to instill confidence in the embattled young...

New York Mets to Give Wilmer Flores a Shot at Shortstop Soon
March 7th, 2014 at 10:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets have been holding an open competition at shortstop throughout spring training. While Ruben Tejada has been viewed as the favorite to win the job due to the lack of competition, he hasn't blown away Mets' officials. The Mets continue to be linked to external candidates like Stephen...

New York Mets ‘Underwhelmed’ by Ruben Tejada; May Explore Alternatives
February 25th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
When the New York Mets failed to add a new shortstop during the offseason, shortstop Ruben Tejada was expected to inherit the job. Tejada spent a large portion of the offseason at a team sponsored fitness camp to improve his conditioning, which was a problem last year when he showed up to...

New York Mets Remain in Hunt for Stephen Drew
February 21st, 2014 at 9:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** In spite of General Manager Sandy Alderson dubbing another free agent signing "unlikely", the rumor mill continues to link the New York Mets with shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew, who remains unsigned after rejecting Boston's 14.1 million dollar qualifying offer last fall, is currently working out at a camp sponsored by...

New York Mets Still in Play for Stephen Drew
February 7th, 2014 at 4:38 PM
The New York Mets are still looking to improve their roster as spring training is closing in. The Mets do have a glaring hole at shortstop, where they currently have Ruben Tejada slotted in as their starter. There is an upgrade available on the free agent market in the form of...

Report: Scott Boras Trying to Get New York Mets in on Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales
December 22nd, 2013 at 4:27 PM
The New York Mets have been relatively quiet since signing Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon two weeks ago. The Mets have indicated they are probably done with big ticket free agent purchases, instead focusing their efforts on the trade market. While the Mets have been busy trying to deal Ike...

New York Mets May Be Forced to Turn Back to Ruben Tejada at Shortstop Next Season
December 18th, 2013 at 7:05 PM
The New York Mets have made no secret of the fact that they are looking to upgrade at the shortstop position. After Ruben Tejada had a major regression in 2013, the Mets looked towards the free agent market in hopes of an upgrade. The Mets were interested in Jhonny Peralta before...

Report: New York Mets Appear to Be Out on Stephen Drew
December 12th, 2013 at 3:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets left the winter meetings still in need of a shortstop, and for a few days it appeared that they were interested in free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew, who rejected a qualifying offer from the Boston Red Sox, is represented by Scott Boras and has seen...

New York Mets Plan to Scout Cuban Shortstop
December 5th, 2013 at 2:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** Shortstop is clearly an area of concern for the New York Mets. The Mets, who have only Ruben Tejada and Wilfredo Tovar on their 40 man roster, have been looking for external help at the position. After Jhonny Peralta signed a four year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Mets...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Jose Reyes (2006-2007, 2010-2011)
November 26th, 2013 at 10:11 AM
The New York Mets have had a lot of All Stars throughout their history, but not many have come from the shortstop position. Prior to the 2006 season, Bud Harrelson was the only shortstop in franchise history to be selected to an All Star team. That changed in 2003, when...

New York Mets’ Target Jhonny Peralta Signs Four Year Deal with St. Louis Cardinals
November 25th, 2013 at 11:39 AM
One of the main targets for the New York Mets this winter was shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Peralta, who hit .303 with 11 home runs and 55 RBI's for the Detroit Tigers last season, was someone the Mets were hoping to buy low. Peralta was coming off a 50 game steroid...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: IF Justin Turner
November 24th, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: SS Wilfredo Tovar
November 23rd, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Ruben Tejada
November 21st, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr) as...

Report: Ruben Tejada May File Grievance Against New York Mets Over Service Time
November 18th, 2013 at 12:44 PM
One of the bigger disappointments for the New York Mets in 2013 was shortstop Ruben Tejada. Tejada, who was expected to be the team's shortstop of the future, lost his job due to injury and poor performance. Tejada was off the major league roster until September 10th, when he finished...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Omar Quintanilla
November 15th, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr) as...

Report: New York Mets Interested in Rafael Furcal
November 6th, 2013 at 2:31 PM
Heading into the offseason, one of the biggest holes for the New York Mets is shortstop. After getting terrible performance from the position in 2013, neither of the incumbents inspired much confidence going forward. Omar Quintanilla, while a good glove man, got exposed playing every day as a poor hitter....

Report: Troy Tulowitzki and Giancarlo Stanton Likely Staying Put This Winter
November 4th, 2013 at 8:57 AM
Two of the most popular trade targets this winter appear to be Colorado Rockies' shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and Miami Marlins' outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. The two players appeared to be on the market for one reason: the team's finances. Tulowitzki signed a lucrative contract extension recently, and the Rockies were believed...