Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, March 24, 2018

NY POST - Kerber: Wilmer Flores becoming the Mets’ human version of Spackle

For Russlan:

PORT ST. LUCIE — It was Friday. Or Wilmer Flores gets to play first base day.

And don’t confuse it with the other days of the week, such as Wilmer goes to the outfield day, or Wilmer plays on the left side of the infield day. The Mets’ human version of Spackle — you got a hole, he can fill it and look good with a little buffing — is thankful Wilmer catches or pitches days never make the calendar.

But Flores’ versatility that allows him to play anywhere in the infield plus now the outfield, too, should make coming to work an adventure. Flores is getting the opportunity because of his offense, which manager Mickey Callaway wants to use.

“The best thing is not to think about it. Just go out and wherever you play, catch the ball and throw the ball,” Flores, who has hit .340 this spring with three homers, said after the Mets’ 5-1 loss to the Cardinals at First Data Field “You can’t have too much information about every position. You have to know it but if you can’t keep thinking, like ‘I’m not ready to play because I haven’t had enough reps at that position.’ No. Stop thinking about it. Just go out and do your job.”

This is a positive article, but it is still pretty annoying.

Lassus Posted: March 24, 2018 at 07:54 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mets being mets

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: March 24, 2018 at 11:49 PM (#5642746)
Met fans love Flores for what happened at the trade deadline in 2015 but perhaps the best thing that could have happened for his career is that he did get traded. The Mets simply don't really believe that he's anything more than a part time player.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Mike Emeigh
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (June 2019)
(834 - 7:21am, Jun 18)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(3993 - 7:13am, Jun 18)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogKYW Newsradio: Kenney, Wolf Join Campaign to Elect Dick Allen to the Hall of Fame
(111 - 7:11am, Jun 18)
Last: TomH

NewsblogThere's no gerrymandering when everyone's in OMNICHATTER!, for June 17, 2019
(60 - 1:49am, Jun 18)
Last: Bote Man

Newsblog6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting – Boston Herald
(84 - 1:34am, Jun 18)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogRosenthal: It’s not baseball, it’s Bludgeon Ball. And the frequency of home runs is nothing short of numbing – The Athletic
(66 - 1:21am, Jun 18)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Baldrick Reports Live
(334 - 11:57pm, Jun 17)
Last: Jose is Absurdly Unemployed

NewsblogPadres, Rockies set new modern era record with 92 combined runs in four-game series
(21 - 11:40pm, Jun 17)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOlney -- Yankees can overpower all rivals after Encarnacion trade
(5 - 11:17pm, Jun 17)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-17-2019
(18 - 11:00pm, Jun 17)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogBrodie Van Wagenen's Mets take doesn't match what we're seeing
(12 - 9:55pm, Jun 17)
Last: Swoboda is freedom

NewsblogKenley Jansen executed a rare intentional balk last night
(20 - 7:15pm, Jun 17)
Last: Pirate Joe

NewsblogYanks acquire Encarnacion from M's
(65 - 5:51pm, Jun 17)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

Gonfalon CubsThat was fun
(262 - 5:42pm, Jun 17)
Last: Pops Freshenmeyer

NewsblogLetting teams trade picks is MLB Draft's path out of obscurity
(25 - 5:33pm, Jun 17)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle

Page rendered in 0.2220 seconds
46 querie(s) executed