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Wilmer Flores Focusing on Proving Critics Wrong This Season
January 26th, 2015 at 3:11 PM
The New York Mets have made it clear publicly that they are confident Wilmer Flores can be their starting shortstop. Flores, 23, has been backed by General Manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins, but their actions in particular have spoken volumes. Alderson has actively tried to find another shortstop,...

New York Mets Expected to Pass on Cuban SS Yoan Moncada
January 21st, 2015 at 9:04 AM
The New York Mets still have a hole at shortstop. One of the biggest names remaining on the market is Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada, a 19 year old whose talent has major league scouts drooling. Moncada's big drawback is that he is an amateur free agent, so teams who spent...

Ken Rosenthal Proposes Daniel Murphy for Ian Desmond Trade for New York Mets
January 15th, 2015 at 12:26 PM
The Ian Desmond trade talks got New York Mets' fans following the Hot Stove again in mid-January, a period that is typically a lull in the action. When reports came out Sunday that the Mets balked at acquiring Desmond in a three team deal that would cost them Noah Syndergaard...

Report: Mets Refused to Give up Noah Syndegaard in Deal for Ian Desmond
January 12th, 2015 at 1:23 PM
Publicly, New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson has indicated he believes Wilmer Flores will be the team's Opening Day shortstop. Alderson's actions backed up his words so far, as the Mets passed on multiple options at shortstop in free agency and the trade market, feeling as if nothing would...

The Latest on the Mets Shortstop Situation
January 10th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
With Spring Training less than five weeks away, Mets 101 takes a look at the most recent updates on the New York Mets search for a shortstop. Japanese shortstop Takashi Toritani will not be making the jump to the MLB this season, opting to remain with the Hanshin Tigers per...

Ben Zobrist Should Become Trade Target for New York Mets
January 2nd, 2015 at 8:26 PM
The shortstop market shrunk by one this week when the Tampa Bay Rays signed Asdrubal Cabrera to a one year contract. Cabrera, a former All Star who has struggled in recent years, was someone the New York Mets had been linked to this winter. With Cabrera off the market, it...

MLB Trade Rumors: Mets, Rockies Discussing Potential Troy Tulowitzki Trade
December 19th, 2014 at 12:05 PM
The Colorado Rockies have been talking about trading All Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki ever since the start of the offseason. The New York Yankees seemed like they made the most sense because of the retirement of Derek Jeter, but they instead traded for Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, it's the...

New York Mets Still Considering Stephen Drew and Everth Cabrera
December 18th, 2014 at 4:04 PM
If New York Mets' fans want to see someone other than Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada at shortstop on Opening Day, their options are dwindling. Sandy Alderson indicated earlier in the week that the Mets aren't planning on pursuing Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang due to concerns about his ability to...

Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang Will Be Posted Monday
December 14th, 2014 at 4:33 PM
The shortstop market has been drying up rather quickly. A lot of shortstops either changed hands at the Winter Meetings or were pulled from the trade market by their respective clubs. With options dwindling, the New York Mets and other shortstop needy teams have their eyes towards South Korea, where...

Is Everth Cabrera a Shortstop Option for the New York Mets?
December 6th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
The New York Mets have focused their attention on acquiring a shortstop this winter. While the trade market has been a slow burn, another interesting option just hit the free agent market. The San Diego Padres non-tendered shortstop Everth Cabrera, who was an All Star as recently as 2013. While...

Colorado Rockies Won’t Deal Troy Tulowitzki This Winter
November 27th, 2014 at 7:32 PM
After adding Michael Cuddyer this winter, the New York Mets turned their attention towards a potential upgrade at shortstop. The big fish in the pond appeared to be Colorado Rockies' shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Tulowitzki has been linked to the Mets for several years now, but it doesn't appear that Tulowitzki...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Wilfredo Tovar
November 14th, 2014 at 2:34 PM
Now that the 2014 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have already taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen. We will now take a look at every player on the active roster from A (Bobby Abreu) to Y (Eric Young Jr)...

New York Mets Will Scout Cuban Shortstop Yoan Moncada
November 14th, 2014 at 5:48 AM
The New York Mets sent a contingent to scout Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada, Ben Badler of Baseball America is reporting. Moncada, 19, is the latest Cuban defector to audition for a job with a major league team. Badler's report describes Moncada, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds,...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Ruben Tejada
November 12th, 2014 at 11:19 AM
Now that the 2014 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have already taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen. We will now take a look at every player on the active roster from A (Bobby Abreu) to Y (Eric Young Jr)...

Report: New York Mets Interested in Trade for Chicago White Sox’ SS Alexei Ramirez
November 8th, 2014 at 10:25 AM
The New York Mets are expected to be very active this winter as they look to upgrade their offense. While most pundits expect the Mets to trade for a power hitting outfielder, shortstop is also high on their list of needs. The trade market for shortstops isn't as deep as...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Omar Quintanilla
November 7th, 2014 at 7:03 PM
Now that the 2014 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have already taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen. We will now take a look at every player on the active roster from A (Bobby Abreu) to Y (Eric Young Jr)...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Wilmer Flores
October 22nd, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Now that the 2014 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have already taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen. We will now take a look at every player on the active roster from A (Bobby Abreu) to Y (Eric Young Jr)...

Wilmer Flores is in Mix for Shortstop Job in 2015
September 18th, 2014 at 1:07 PM
The New York Mets decided to give Wilmer Flores a chance to play shortstop every day last month. Flores has long been regarded as a plus hitter without a real defensive position, but the Mets have used the last month to give him regular playing time. Flores had never gotten...

Youth Movement Finally Taking Hold for New York Mets
August 9th, 2014 at 4:01 PM
The New York Mets have wanted to be taken seriously as contenders for a few weeks now, but the team's inability to get back to .500 hurts their credibility. The Mets are all but mathematically out of the playoff chase right now, so it would be good for their future...

Wilmer Flores Has 22 Game Hitting Streak with Las Vegas 51′s
July 22nd, 2014 at 2:32 PM
The New York Mets demoted Wilmer Flores to the Las Vegas 51's last month to try and find him regular playing time. Flores had been added to the big league roster in May to supplant Ruben Tejada at shortstop, but it somehow never materialized. Tejada hit well enough to maintain...