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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
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   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.

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