Scout On Mets' Infield Defense With Flores: 'Good Luck With That'Flores has struggled with the glove in Triple-A this season, committing seven errors in 25 games for the Las Vegas 51s.
Wilmer Flores On Way In Mets' Shortstop ShakeupOmar Quintanilla is being DFA'd. But this could be more about embattled infielder Ruben Tejada, who figures to see more time on the pine while the Mets get a look at Flores.
Mets Send Wilmer Flores, 3 More To MinorsIt looks like it'll be Ruben Tejada at shortstop on Opening Day, barring a last-minute move by the Mets.
Palladino: Mets Shouldn't Settle For Ruben Tejada At Shortstop Typical Mets. Stephen Drew’s price tag is too high? Don’t pay. The timing of the signing would force them to give up a draft pick? Don’t sign until he comes for free.
Mets Non-Tender Valdespin, Hefner, Atchison, Quintanilla And TurnerThe Mets did not offer contracts to pitchers Jeremy Hefner and Scott Atchison, infielders Omar Quintanilla and Justin Turner, and utility man Jordany Valdespin, making the five free agents.
Report: Mets Reach Out To Free-Agent Shortstop Rafael Furcal As far as free agents go, Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta are the cream of the shortstop crop, but they will be in heavy demand and will likely command top dollar. A cheaper option is 36-year-old Rafael Furcal.
Just Another Day At The Office: Mets' Harvey 4-Hits RockiesMatt Harvey tossed a four-hitter and prospect Wilmer Flores drove in three runs in the Mets' 5-0 win over the Colorado Rockies' on Wednesday evening.
Mets Leave Small Army On Bases; Harvey Falls To 8-3 In Shutout Loss Tom Koehler pitched six effective innings and the Miami Marlins stalled Matt Harvey once again, beating the New York Mets, 3-0, on Thursday.
Kallet: Terry Collins Deserves Chance With Roster That Can Realistically ContendTerry Collins' contract will expire at the end of the season. I'm not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I'd like to see him finally have a chance with a team that's built to contend.
Schwei: Ike's Demotion, Marathon Games, Long Relief Outings And More Mets Notes The Mets demoted Ike Davis to Triple-A Las Vegas after Sunday's loss to Miami. Davis was batting .161 with five homers, 16 RBIs and 66 strikeouts in 186 at-bats.
Parnell Implodes In 9th, Mets Suffer Painful Loss In WashingtonSteve Lombardozzi's sacrifice fly in the ninth Tuesday night gave the Washington Nationals their first late-inning comeback win of the season, capping a two-run rally for a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Palladino: Not Much To Hang Your Hat On — Mets’ Glass Is Mostly Empty Sweep the Yanks four games home and home and then get swept in three by the horrendous, last-place, worst-team-in-baseball Marlins. Kind of makes it seem that the silly Subway Series was played in 1948 and not last week, doesn’t it?
Mets Fried By Fish For Second Game In A Row, Met Bats Fail To Show UpMets batters have gone cold again in Miami as the Amazins were soundly beaten by the Marlins 8-1 on Saturday.
Mets Starter Jonathon Niese To Miss At Least 1 Start Because Of Sore Shoulder Niese was examined Thursday and diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis. While the left-hander is 3-5 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 starts, Niese allowed one run in seven innings against the Yankees on Monday.
Mets Place Ruben Tejada On DL With Strained Right Quad Ruben Tejada to the minor leagues? Not so fast. He's headed to the disabled list with a right quadriceps strain, the Mets announced Thursday.