Wilmer Flores homers

Wilmer Flores will be promoted, Quintanilla DFA’d

9:57 am: 22-year-old SS Wilmer Flores will be promoted from Triple-A and placed on the 25-man roster in time for Friday’s game against the Phillies, the team announced early Thursday.

Flores has a .307 average and .360 OBP, with 11 extra base hits, 25 RBI and seven fielding errors in 29 games with Las Vegas, while mostly playing shortstop.

Omar Quintanilla was designated for assignment on Wednesday night, the team said in an e-mail.


May 7, 9:19 pm: The team e-mailed an announcement saying Quintanilla would be designated for assignment.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

May 7, 9:31 pm: Flores has made seven errors in Vegas. But, how much worse can he be than Quintanilla? Also, he’s a significantly better hitter than Tejada. So, I say, start him and let’s see what he can do. The team hasn’t scored a run in 23 innings. If ever there was a time to value offense over defense, this would be it. Plus, the market for free-agent SS Stephen Drew is going to re-open in exactly one month. There is no better time than Friday to get a look at and take big-league stock of Flores.


May 7, 9:39 pm: The pending roster move will be an internal promotion (ESPN, May 7), most likely Flores (NY Daily News, May 7).


May 7, 9:53 pm: Tejada was noticeably frustrated after Wednesday’s game and could be seeing less time at shortstop (NY Post, May 7).


May 7, 11:00 pm: Flores will be promoted for Friday’s game against the Phillies, according to multiple reports (Newsday, New York Post, ESPN, May 7).




933 comments
Richard Hauer
Richard Hauer

Now they can send Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson down!

Lois E. Winters
Lois E. Winters

Now get us some real pitchers, both starting and bull pen.

Herbert Greenebaum
Herbert Greenebaum

Easy on the DiceK. He's been effective in all but one outing...and Quintanilla had a lot to do with that.

Nelson Guzman
Nelson Guzman

They need to get a better short stop then that and a relief picture that can come in the 8th ining 9 th ining and close out the game not the trash they keep putting out they bring up mo jr and sandegard and spend some money at ss and put the back up catcher to start they need to change things around before it to late.

Karen Long Rohe
Karen Long Rohe

not the answer. They need a real shortstop. Why not bite the bullet and sign Drew already

Charlie Cernaro
Charlie Cernaro

The kid can hit, lets play these kids and see what we got.

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

So Quint goes instead of Tejada. Once again management shows it's stupid side.

David Wagner
David Wagner

Manager, Pitching coach, bullpen coach!!!

Michael B. Mckenzie
Michael B. Mckenzie

i always going to be amest fan win lose or draw.. right nwo i have no problem calling mest for assignment a slog it help the team with hr base hits strike outs defense etc etc i sm all for it go mets

Joe Tarala
Joe Tarala

Well, with Bobby Abreu in the OF and Jose Valverde in the pen, can we keep the same theme and see if Greg Luzinski and Dennis Eckersley are still available? Plus, we're on this nostalgia kick, I didn't know the plan was also to make this team play like the '62 mets! Ugh!! Danny Frisella maybe?? Get Keith and Ron out of the booth and back on the field??

Joe Rubino
Joe Rubino

I met him in a bar in Cincy when he was a coach. He was kind of a jerk.

whyus
whyus

Nobody thought Murphy would be able to handle 2nd, nobody saw Duda as a serviceable defensive 1st baseman (still kinda have my doubts), nobody thought Gee would blossom into the pitcher he is now, nobody thought Juan could hit, nobody thought Marlon Byrd would make the club last year and do what he did, NOBODY, when he was drafted, thought Pujols would hit 500 home runs, nobody though Harvey or Jose Fernandez would be THIS good.


These players are people too, and just like the rest of us, they can improve if they're committed to putting in work. Look at Murphy, look at Gee, look at Byrd, look at Harvey. Flores seems like the type to have the attitude to want to put the work in, as does Juan and Harvey, as did Murphy. He'd be a positive influence in the clubhouse and management can finally stick it to the lazy fatso zero tool "player" that is Tejada. There's no argument here, tools and attitude set the ceiling, and Te-nada has none. He's a replacement player at best and shouldn't even be on this club with his attitude.  I think it creates a negative vibe that ownership, even though I still think they are, are content with mediocrity. With hard work comes improvement and unlike Reuben, I think Flores understands and accepts that philosophy. Just like any other job in life, when you consistently underperform, you get fired or demoted, welcome to the real world, Reuben. 


This kind of move sends a message. I like it, give the kid a shot. He definitely deserves it. Especially over our current situation at the position.


P.S. Look up Kevin Durant's MVP acceptance speech, it's the best I've ever heard. Seriously, great stuff by a great guy :)

Gustavo Lopez
Gustavo Lopez

no hits!!!!!! what THE heLL ARE THE mEtS DOING.

John Pangia
John Pangia

yes, I forgot about that, it's most important

John Pangia
John Pangia

They should call up a NEW Manager, the whole team is garbage, they can Pitch, Hit, or Field …whats left