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Category: ‘Short Stops’

Minor League Mondays: Amed Rosario Could Be New York Mets’ Future Shortstop
August 3rd, 2015 at 7:14 PM
The New York Mets were very active at the trade deadline, trading away five minor league pitchers to try and bolster themselves for a playoff run. While pitching prospect Michael Fulmer was sacrifice to acquire outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, one prospect who was reportedly untouchable for the Mets is 19 year...

Minor League Mondays: Gavin Cecchini Improving for Binghamton
July 6th, 2015 at 9:51 AM
Of all the top draft picks from New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson, his second one tends to slip people's memories the quickest. In 2012, the Mets chose high school shortstop Gavin Cecchini with their first round draft choice. Unlike fellow prospects Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, and Michael Conforto,...

Report: New York Mets Interested in Trade for Aramis Ramirez or Jean Segura
June 8th, 2015 at 9:37 AM
The New York Mets' offense has been pitiful without a slew of injured regulars the past two months. The biggest absence is that of third baseman David Wright, who has been dealing with spinal stenosis and has no timetable for a return. The depressing returns have led Mets' GM Sandy...

New York Mets Pull Another Half Measure with Defensive Maneuvering
June 5th, 2015 at 9:53 AM
Over the last several years, the New York Mets have become kings of the half measure move. The Mets can never seem to make up their minds about anything, and instead of firmly committing to a plan of action they implement half measures that do nothing but waste time and...

Report: New York Mets Weighing Daniel Murphy Trade Before Matt Reynolds Promotion
May 17th, 2015 at 9:24 AM
The New York Mets have been weighing their options to improve their defense at shortstop. Wilmer Flores' offense has been fine thus far as he leads the team in homers (6), including a key grand slam last night. Defense, however, has been another story. Flores leads all shortstops with nine...

Minor League Mondays: Matt Reynolds Waiting His Turn for Big League Opportunity
May 11th, 2015 at 10:06 AM
The Las Vegas 51's have quite a collection of talent. Despite having the New York Mets constantly mine the team for reinforcements at the big league level, the 51's ripped off a 15 game winning streak. Despite losing top prospects Kevin Plawecki, Dilson Herrera, and Noah Syndergaard to the big...

Wilmer Flores’ Defense Becoming an Issue for New York Mets
May 6th, 2015 at 11:45 AM
The biggest offensive question mark for the New York Mets entering the season was at shortstop. The Mets declined on many opportunities to upgrade the position in the offseason, instead choosing to roll with Wilmer Flores. While Flores' bat has been potent throughout his minor league career, his defense has...

New York Mets Have Injury Concerns in Middle Infield
March 23rd, 2015 at 2:53 PM
As the calendar moves closer to Opening Day, teams are starting to finalize how their rosters will look. The New York Mets are doing just that, but their situation has become more complicated due to injuries in the middle infield. Daniel Murphy left Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals...

Jose Reyes Criticizes Ruben Tejada for Blowing Chance at Everyday Job
March 1st, 2015 at 4:12 PM
When the New York Mets let Jose Reyes walk after the 2011 season, the assumption was that Ruben Tejada would be the shortstop of the future. Tejada looked like he would be the man after he hit .280 in 2012 to go along with his trademark excellent defense. That would...

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...