According the ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Terry Collins said that if Wilmer Flores does not make the Mets as a starting player next season, he will return to Triple-A Las Vegas where he can play on a daily basis. SNY media mogul Matt Cerrone chimed in that the decision would be made by another team.
It’s unbelievable that a team that is so hard up for position players, would trade one of their top prospects and one that they’ve invested six years in developing. But for some odd reason, that seems to be the narrative at MetsBlog. Do they know something the rest of the world don’t know?
Hey look, nobody’s untouchable… I wouldn’t mind trading Flores as part of a huge deal to get someone like Giancarlo Stanton, but that goes the same for Travis d’Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard and any other Met not named Matt Harvey or Zack Wheeler.
I understand that the Mets don’t have a precise landing spot for Flores defensively, and mostly because they choose to keep relying on fringe major leaguers for their future.
But the way this kid Flores get slapped around by media and Mets bloggers alike is quite perplexing to me. And for the life of me, I can’t figure out exactly why he’s held in such low esteem. And if that’s really the case, what could we possibly get in a trade for him? Do we really need a bag of donuts that desperately?