Two weeks ago, the New York Mets arrived back in Queens in a world of hurt. They had lost six of seven on the road, including a series sweep against Atlanta. The Mets were 10 games under .500, 37-47, and free-falling into last place, 11 games behind in the National League Eastern division.
When has Wilmer Flores’ glove become so important?
From Day One he was touted as a major league hitter. The Mets knew it. Scouts knew it. Flores knew it.
For better or worse, Michael Bourn fell off the New York Mets radar Monday when he agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Cleveland Indians.