The Mets’ offense is bad. They just don’t score a lot of runs… face it, they don’t score a little runs too often. With not much offense coming from anyone not named David Wright or Daniel Murphy, I think I have the solution: It is time to bring Wilmer Flores up.
Wilmer Flores is hitting .308/.349/.488 in AAA and he’s driving in plenty of runs 52 in 66 games. He’s played mostly second base and the common problem people bring up is that Murphy already has the position covered. With Ike Davis demoted to AAA and hitting poorly in AAA the Mets have an opportunity to bring Flores up to play second while Murphy moves to first. But… what happens when/if Davis is ready to come back up?
Well… the Mets already know that there isn’t much sense in holding onto both Murphy and Flores. Both are hitting second baseman who will not be remembered for their gloves. This trade deadline will likely see one or the other traded to a contending team. (My money is on Murphy being traded.) Bringing Flores up now gives the Mets more offense and allows them to showcase the paring on more equal footing.
The only reason not to would be if the Mets are gunning for a protected draft pick. This wouldn’t be a terrible idea as with $45 Mil to spend they might want to be able to sign free agents who have declined arbitration.
If not Flores… then Zach Lutz – Lutz is hitting up a storm in AAA and could come up to be the everyday first baseman for a while.
Jack Leathersich is auditioning in Vegas – He’s given up runs in both his outings but he’s still striking players out left and right.
Rafael Montero out of AA for good – He’s got two solid AAA starts under his belt and is just an injury away from the rotation.
Chill about Travis Taijeron – Sure, he’s putting up great numbers and could be useful. He’s played all of 7 games in AA. There is an old saying about putting the cart before the horse.
Allan Dykstra needs to get promoted – You are probably also hearing his name and as soon as there is room in AAA he should be headed up.
Noah Syndergaard is leveling off – He’s just not blowing me away at this point in the season. Might finish year in FSL.
Rainy Lara is Montero Jr. – He will likely follow Montero’s path and start 2014 in AA and see his name in the Top 10 Met prospects.
Full Season A:
Jayce Boyd is heating back up – Needs to keep on this power tear he’s been lately on.
Brandon Nimmo picked up where he left off – Nice to see no slide once Nimmo returned from his injury.
Luis Cessa looking good – He’s had four VERY pretty starts in a row in Savannah.
Gabriel Ynoa statistically sharp – He’s not got the greatest stuff but his results are continually good at this level.
Short Season A: GAMES START THIS WEEK!!!