Mets 2017 Season In Review: Wilmer Flores
Wilmer Flores will always have a special place in my heart. He actually played in more games than Michael Conforto this season. (Just one more game, but still!) It was overall seven games more than he played the previous year. Little by little, and season by season, Flores has been making adjustments and improving himself.
Flores is like your best friend. One of the happiest people I’ve ever seen just to be in a Mets uniform. And Mets fans will protect our sweet child at all costs. Flores has always been a platoon guy. In the last offseason, Terry Collins made it clear that it was going to be his role going forward. If they need Flores anywhere in the infield, that’s where he’ll play.
It’s great because it makes him a valuable asset to a team that can’t seem to keep healthy. But I’ve always often wondered what Flores had the potential to do if he was an everyday starter. The infield is going to have question marks all over it going into spring training. And with Callaway at the helm now it will be interesting to see if he thinks Flores should continue on as a platoon guy, or if he has a decent shot at possibly being a starter.