Mets starting pitchers have a 1.17 ERA in their last seven starts
Sandy Alderson's comments on Wilmer Flores playing shortstop -
"Frankly, in the time Flores has played shortstop, he's played pretty well... very well, given what some people expected. He deserves to get most of the playing time the rest of the way. Wilmer's done a very nice job at shortstop. He's made all the routine plays. He's got the arm. He turns the double play. He's probably not Andrelton Simmons, but not many are."\
Mack - I'm so thankful that Flores got the month of September to show the world, including me, what he still had left at short. I frankly didn't think he's past the litmus test on that position because of his slow legs, but he's pulled it off. He really has.
He also has rebounded with his bat and has put together some timely hitting, including the walk-off sac-fly on Monday night. They all count folks to internal cross-checkers.
I'm still not sure where the Mets are going in 2015 with this position, but we're at least dealing with a little more internal strength. Flores is a huge addition over Ruben Tejada, who will slot into a wonderful utility 4th infielder that can be used in the late innings.
Flores will also give Alderson the chance to not sound so desperate when he's talking to other teams about a possible replacement here. This won't be a perfect world, but I see 2015 using Wilmer as .250, 17-HR, 65-RBI, 15-18-E.
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We finish our look at the NL West with a team we have had a microscope on all season, the Colorado Rockies.
Is there any chance of this happening? Well, not under the current Mets operating plan.