He’s done everything the Mets have asked of him, and yet Wilmer Flores is not in the starting lineup despite having the ability to play any of the four infield positions. Will he get the nod tonight?
If anything, manager Terry Collins should start him over Jose Reyes (.202) more often. Asdrubal Cabrera was recently activated from the disabled list and Neil Walker, who is coming off back surgery, and should be rested more often.
I’ve always been a Flores supporter, even long before the “crying” game.
If Flores is what the Mets expected all along – that he’s a role player – then take advantage of those expectations. Start his four times a week, with each start resting either Reyes, Walker, Cabrera or Lucas Duda, all of whom have some health issues.
That shouldn’t be all that hard, is it?