Given who is in the rotation, how much of a negative will the Murphy-Flores middle infield be for the Mets?
We don't have much visual presence during spring training, but, by all reports, Flores is having an especially shaky time in the infield. He has had a couple of really decent plays, but, in the case of his ability to play shortstop, it is what it is. The only way this experiment truly works is with his bat.
Additional base runners are going to be created by both these guys and some of them are going to turn into runs. There's nothing you or I can do about this.
What the Mets pitching staff can do is minimize what else goes on out there. I've talked about this in the recent past. Great pitchers have the ability to create more routine ground balls in the field rather than rocket like shots at both the shortstop and/or second baseman.
Lastly, Flores and Murphy should easily combine for more runs batted in and scored than ones they create for the 'other team' in the field because of one of their errors.
Flores actually has the potential of someday leading this team in runs batted in, depending upon where he is allowed to bat in the Mets lineup. He's always been an RBI machine throughout his career.