Posted by Mack Ade at 4:00 PM
Ross Clark asked:
It seems to me that the major underlying storyline to the Wright extension is Wilmer Flores. I would think he would be on the trading block as it is my understanding that playing him anywhere other than 3rd would decrease his value. I would think that the future of our minor league 3rd base would be AAAA players. Am I off base here or could we possibly see a pitcher and Flores go in a package next week?
We discussed Flores yesterday. A team would have to want someone that can’t play shortstop, plays a marginal third base, has played minimal time at both first base and second, can’t run, I mean, literally can’t run, is not an outfield option, and will take a few years to translate into an effective DH. Yes, I would throw him into a deal, but only if the deal brought to the Mets at least two new players.