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Sep 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Wilmer Flores (41) hits a home run during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Sep 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Wilmer Flores (41) hits a home run during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

A year after being non-tendered by the Mets, Wilmer Flores is back on the free agent market.

Flores, who hit .317/.361/.487 this past season for the Diamondbacks, had his option for the 2020 season declined on Thursday.

The 27-year-old Flores made $3.5 million in 2019 and his 2020 option was worth $6 million (with a $500,000 buyout).

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The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Anthony Kay, Blue Jays

Kay did not appear again for the Blue Jays after getting his first career win in Sept. 19's 8-4 victory against the Baltimore Orioles when he went 4.0 innings of relief and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out three and walking one. Traded to Toronto (67-95) in the July 28 deal that brought Marcus Stroman to the Mets, Kay went 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA in three games (two starts) Sept. 7, 13 and 19.

Tags: Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony Kay, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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Sep 19, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Kay (70) delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Sep 19, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Kay (70) delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Anthony Kay, Blue Jays

After two no-decision starts, including Sept. 13's 4.1-inning struggle against the Yankees, Kay bounced back in last Thursday's outing at Baltimore. In his first career appearance as an MLB reliever, the southpaw logged 4.0 innings from the third frame all the way through the sixth, limiting the Orioles to two runs on four hits with three strikeouts to one walks. At the end of Toronto's 8-4 victory, Kay was credited with his first career win. Through three games (two starts), Kay is 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA and 13 strikeouts to five walks over 14.0 innings.

Tags: Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony Kay, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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Sep 13, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Anthony Kay (70) pitches to the New York Yankees during the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Anthony Kay (70) pitches to the New York Yankees during the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Anthony Kay, Blue Jays

The lefty lasted 4.1 inning against the Yankees on Sept. 13, allowing five earned runs on seven hits. However, he got a no-decision in the game and has yet to record a win or loss in two career starts.

Tags: Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony Kay, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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After he made his return to Citi Field for the first of four games Monday with the Diamondbacks' series against the Mets, Wilmer Flores processed the 1-for-3 performance -- which included a solo home run off Jacob deGrom -- before Tuesday's tilt.

What did Flores think about the first game back and what does he remember from his five-plus seasons with the Mets?

Flores went 1 on 1 with SNY's Steve Gelbs, discussing Monday's home run off deGrom and reflecting on the "special" experience back in New York.

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Sep 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) and New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) hi five to celebrate the victory after the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Sep 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) and New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) hi five to celebrate the victory after the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

The Mets (73-70, 4.0 GB of second Wild Card) continue their series against the Diamondbacks at Citi Field on Tuesday night at 7:10 on SNY.

Here's what happened on Monday, in case you missed it....


Pete Alonso smacked two homers and Jacob deGrom tossed 7.0 dominant innings as the Mets topped the Diamondbacks, 3-1, on Monday night >> Read more

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Wilmer Flores, Wilson Ramos, Danny Abriano
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Sep 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Wilmer Flores (41) hits a home run during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Sep 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Wilmer Flores (41) hits a home run during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Wilmer Flores was honest about what his return to face the Mets meant to him before he took the field for the Diamondbacks on Monday.

"It's awesome," Flores said in the Citi Field visitors' clubhouse. "New York's always going to be home. It's good to be back."

The Mets pulled out the 3-1 win thanks to Jacob deGrom's dominant outing, and Seth Lugo's two perfect innings shut the door while Pete Alonso's two home runs and supplied the bulk of the power, but Flores shined in his homecoming when he belted a solo shot in the top of the fifth inning.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Pete Alonso, Seth Lugo, Wilmer Flores
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Jacob deGrom got the help he needed Monday from the Mets, who did not let his latest quality start go to waste for the first time in three weeks.

The ace RHP limited the Diamondbacks to one run on three hits, striking out 11 and walking one in 7.0 innings as New York downed Arizona for a 3-1 series-opening win for the four-game set at Citi Field.

The first victory for deGrom since Aug. 17's 4-1 win over the Kansas City Royals came with support from the plate to the mound, highlighted by 1B Pete Alonso's two home runs and RHP Seth Lugo's two perfect innings.

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Before the Mets hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks for Monday's series opener at Citi Field, Wilmer Flores met with the media and previewed an emotional return to New York.

Flores, who spent the past six seasons with the Mets before the Diamondbacks signed him to a one-year deal in January, reflected on the first chapter of his New York career before he took the field as Arizona's starting 2B.

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The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks

Mets fans know that when Wilmer Flores gets hot, he's an awfully tough out, and that's exactly what he's been for the D-backs of late. The former Mets infielder is 13-for-26 in his last seven games, compiling a robust slash line of .500/.536/.846 with two homers and seven RBI. All of this despite a nagging back issue which is forcing him in and out of the Arizona lineup.

Tags: Adeiny Hechavarria, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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Aug 24, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (24) throws to first base against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of an MLB Players' Weekend game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 24, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (24) throws to first base against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of an MLB Players' Weekend game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Adeiny Hechavarria, Braves

After being released by the Mets earlier this month, the Braves signed Hechavarria to provide a stopgap at shortstop while Dansby Swanson recovers from an injury. He contributed in a big way against his former team on Friday, doubling in the go-ahead run in the 14th inning to give the Braves a 2-1 lead and the eventual win. 

Tags: Adeiny Hechavarria, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Asdrubal Cabrera, Nationals

Cabrera has had a relative resurgence since joining the Nationals, going 9-for-26 with five RBI in eight games. He singled in his only at-bat on Sunday and added two multi-hit games to his ledger in the past week. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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Aug 8, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Jay Bruce (23) cannot catch up to a two run RBI double hit by San Francisco Giants right fielder Mike Yastrzemski (not pictured) during the third inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)
Aug 8, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Jay Bruce (23) cannot catch up to a two run RBI double hit by San Francisco Giants right fielder Mike Yastrzemski (not pictured) during the third inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Asdrubal Cabrera, Nationals

Cabrera was designated for assignment by the Rangers last week, but signed with the Nationals on Tuesday. He went 1-for-4 against the Mets on Saturday, but delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning on Sunday. The former Met also played for the Nationals in 2014.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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Jul 26, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers infielder Asdrubal Cabrera (14) hits against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cody Glenn-USA TODAY Sports (Cody Glenn)
Jul 26, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers infielder Asdrubal Cabrera (14) hits against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cody Glenn-USA TODAY Sports (Cody Glenn)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Asdrubal Cabrera, Free Agent (formerly of Rangers)

The Rangers announced they were designating Cabrera for assignment on Wednesday, following a disappointing 93 games with the team. The former Mets infielder did hit 12 home runs, but was hitting only .235/.318/.393. The team requested unconditional release waivers, and Cabrera will hope to catch on elsewhere.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Matt Harvey, Free Agent (formerly of Angels) 

Matt Harvey's time with the Angels has come to a close. The right-hander was designated for assignment by the team on July 19, and subsequently released two days later. The 30-year-old made 12 starts for the Angels this season, going 3-5 with a lofty 7.09 ERA. His final start was a loss to the Astros, in which he allowed six runs on seven hits over six innings pitched.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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May 23, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) reacts after allowing a single to Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario (20) during the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Kelvin Kuo)
May 23, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) reacts after allowing a single to Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario (20) during the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Kelvin Kuo)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Matt Harvey, Angels

Harvey took the mound for the Angels on Saturday for the first time in seven weeks after being sidelined with an upper back strain. The right-hander turned in a strong performance, going 5.2 innings and allowing one run on four hits and three walks while striking out three against the Mariners. The run did not come until a sac fly in the sixth, opening the game with five scoreless frames. 

 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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Jun 26, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Jay Bruce (23) hits a double during the second inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Jun 26, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Jay Bruce (23) hits a double during the second inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

The trade for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano continues to look like one the Mets may regret. While Diaz blew yet another save this week, Kelenic was selected to the All-Star Futures Game as he continues to prove he is one of the promising young prospects in baseball. 

Kelenic struggled this week, though. He is just 2 for his last 24 with nine strikeouts over his last seven games and is hitting just .217/.269/.400 with two home runs and nine RBI since being promoted to High-A ball after dominating Low-A ball with a .309 average and 11 home runs in 50 games. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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May 23, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) reacts after allowing a single to Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario (20) during the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Kelvin Kuo)
May 23, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) reacts after allowing a single to Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario (20) during the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Kelvin Kuo)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

As Edwin Diaz continues to falter in high-leverage situations, the trade that brought himself and Robinson Canó to Flushing draws increased ire. Kelenic was one of the main prospects included in the deal and got out to a scalding start with Class A West Virginia. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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Jun 5, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Jay Bruce (middle) talks with hitting coach John Mallee (8) during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)
Jun 5, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Jay Bruce (middle) talks with hitting coach John Mallee (8) during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

Kelenic's promotion to High-A has been met with success through a small sample size (seven games). The 19-year-old is batting .375/.423/.667 with two homers and five RBI. He's also stolen a base in three consecutive contests. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic in the dugout during batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic in the dugout during batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

The Mariners, who acquired Kelenic this offseason in the deal that sent Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to New York, promoted him to High-A Modesto on Tuesday after he batted .309 with a .981 OPS in Class A ball. He made his presence known right away by homering in his California League debut and is 4-for-13 in his first three games at the new level. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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Jul 29, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores (4) dejected in the dugout during game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 29, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores (4) dejected in the dugout during game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

After parts of six MLB seasons with the Mets and more than a decade in the organization, life is different for fan favorite Wilmer Flores out in Arizona.

"I'm getting a bigger house for what I was paying," Flores told Newsday with a laugh. "A much bigger house."

Most people who've left New York can probably relate.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches during the first inning of a baseball against the Detroit Tigers at Citi Field. (Sarah Stier/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches during the first inning of a baseball against the Detroit Tigers at Citi Field. (Sarah Stier/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (26-26, 4.5 GB in the NL East) took two out of three from the Detroit Tigers and have now won six of their last seven games to pull back to .500 as they begin a seven-game West Coast road trip beginning Monday against the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers at 8 p.m. ET on SNY. 

Here's what went down on Sunday, in case you missed it:


Adeiny Hecchavarria proved to be the difference-maker on Sunday as his three-run home run in a four-run fourth inning led the Mets to a 4-3 win over the Tigers. 

 

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

Kelenic has somewhat cooled off from his scorching start, but he's once again found his power stroke over the course of the last week. The 19-year-old, who was one of the key pieces in the Robinson Cano/Edwin Diaz swap from the offseason, is hitting .301/.394/.545 with eight homers and 24 RBI on the season. The Mets' top pick from a year ago legged out a pair of triples this week, and he's also drawn six walks in his last six games for Class A West Virginia. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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May 23, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Carlos Gomez (91) hits a three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
May 23, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Carlos Gomez (91) hits a three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets OF Carlos Gomez has started in right field the past four games, during which New York never lost against the Nationals.

Gomez, 33, was promoted from Triple-A Syracuse last week. If he had been promoted four days earlier, it would have been 12 years to the day since making his big-league debut wearing a Mets uniform in 2007.

Prior to being promoted the first time, Gomez was an elite, much-hyped prospect.

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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

The 19-year-old Kelenic, the prized prospect the Mets included in the Diaz/Cano deal, has cooled off over the last two weeks as his triple slash has dropped from a ridiculously good .340/.441/.630 to a still-impressive .314/.397/.529.

In 39 games this season for Seattle's Low-A affiliate, Kelenic has six homers, 13 doubles, one triple, and seven stolen bases. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Mar 31, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Jay Bruce (32) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)
Mar 31, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Jay Bruce (32) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

The 19-year-old Kelenic, the prized prospect the Mets included in the Diaz/Cano deal, has cooled off a bit over the last week as his triple slash has dropped from a ridiculously good .340/.441/.630 to .326/.416/.581.

In 33 games this season for Seattle's Low-A affiliate, Kelenic has six homers, 13 doubles, one triple, and six stolen bases. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic takes the field for batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic takes the field for batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

The 19-year-old Kelenic, the prized prospect the Mets included in the Diaz/Cano deal, is tearing the cover off the ball for Low-A West Virginia -- where he recently hit four homers in four games. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic takes the field for batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic takes the field for batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks

The former fan favorite hasn't been playing much more than if he were still on the Mets, as he's still operating in a bench role primarily. He's batting .219 and lacking significant pop -- he has four doubles and no homers, while driving in just five runs during the first month of the season. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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Apr 11, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Curtis Granderson (21) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Apr 11, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Curtis Granderson (21) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks

Flores is hitting .236 in 17 games. So far, he has no homers and only one RBI with four doubles with his new team. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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Mar 31, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Jay Bruce (32) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)
Mar 31, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Jay Bruce (32) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks

Flores is struggling in Arizona, hitting just .200/.256/.275 with zero homers and three doubles in 40 at-bats over 12 games. He's been slumping especially badly since April 6, with just three hits in 20 at-bats.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Apr 6, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Wilmer Flores (41) bats against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)
Apr 6, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Wilmer Flores (41) bats against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks

Most Mets fans miss Wilmer, who the team non-tendered this offseason. So far for the Diamondbacks. Flores is hitting just .227/.292/.318 with no homers in 22 at-bats over six games. 

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Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Carlos Gomez (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Carlos Gomez (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Carlos Gomez is finally with the Mets again.

Four years after his trade deadline deal infamously fell through, Gomez signed a minor-league deal with the Mets on Friday, SNY.tv's Andy Martino confirmed. The deal is pending a physical.

Gomez, 33, slashed .208/.298/.336 with nine home runs, 32 RBIs and 12 stolen bases with the Tampa Bay Rays last season.

Tags: Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matt Eisenberg
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New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

It's official: Wilmer Flores is no longer a Met.

Flores signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday that includes a team option for 2020. He will earn $3.75 million in 2019, and the deal has a $6 million team option with a $500,000 buyout for 2020, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan

Flores took to Instagram to thank the Mets and their fans, as they were the only franchise he had been with since turning pro as a 16-year-old in 2008.

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New York Mets' Wilmer Flores walks back to the dugout after flying out against Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo/AP)
New York Mets' Wilmer Flores walks back to the dugout after flying out against Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo/AP)

The one where Wilmer Flores finds a new home.

The former Mets infielder has agreed to a one-year contract with a club option for 2020 with the Arizona Diamondbacks according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. The deal is pending a physical.

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Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

The Mets acquisition of infielder Jed Lowrie on a two-year, $20 million deal that is still pending a physical crowds their infield, and has the potential to squeeze Jeff McNeil's playing time.

As a solution, the Mets plan to use McNeil in the outfield in 2019, according to a person familiar with the plans.

At the beginning of the offseason, McNeil was pencilled in as the starting second baseman. He was nearly shipped to Seattle in the Robinson Cano/Edwin Diaz trade, but the Mets pulled him out of that deal at the last minute, and replaced him with reliever Gerson Bautista.

Tags: Jeff McNeil, Wilmer Flores, Andy Martino
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As we're in the middle of the holiday season, the Mets are looking to see if their Christmas list will be fulfilled with the MLB offseason in full swing. But we have the perfect gift for you: GIFs!

You can use these from Spring Training all the way through the 2019 season.

Check them out below!

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This one might be a tearjerker for Mets fans.

The Mets announced they non-tendered INF Wilmer Flores' contract ahead of the 8 p.m. deadline on Friday. Flores was arbitration-eligible this season before becoming a free agent in 2020.

A swiss-army knife in the infield and powerful hitter against left-handers, Flores will likely find another home in the MLB. However, he has always been a fan-favorite, especially after the 2015 trade fiasco.

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The Mets' blockbuster trade that will land them Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Mariners is one of the biggest they'll have ever made -- if it gets finalized.

And while the focus has primarily been on the enormity of Cano and Diaz coming to Flushing with Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn, and another lower-tier prospect heading to Seattle, the deal could have an enormous impact on two young players who remain with the Mets: Jeff McNeil and Peter Alonso.

Tags: Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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The non-tender deadline is Friday, with the Mets having nine arbitration-eligible players. 

Among those players, six -- Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler, Michael Conforto, Steven Matz, and Kevin Plawecki -- are locks to be offered arbitration.

One (Rafael Montero) is a near-lock to get non-tendered, and questions swirl around the other two -- Wilmer Flores and Travis d'Arnaud...

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Aug 5, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a two RBI home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday (28) during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 5, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a two RBI home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday (28) during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Mets have met with the representative for free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post, who says the Mets are seeking a player who can play second base (either as a starter or reserve) while also giving the team a backup shortstop option. The soon-to-be 33-year-old Cabrera hit .262/.316/.458 with 23 homers in 147 games last season split between the Mets and Phillies, who the Mets traded him to for RHP Franklyn Kilome

While the Mets have Jeff McNeil "penciled in" as their second baseman, according to GM Brodie Van Wagenen, they are in need of a backup shortstop since Jose Reyes' Mets career is over.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | If the Mets are truly interested, a reunion with Cabrera as a jack-of-all-trades who can fill in at second base, shortstop, and third base makes sense. As someone who would potentially start on a team that hopes to contend, it does not...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Gavin Cecchini, Jose Reyes, Luis Guillorme, Wilmer Flores
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New York Mets' Wilmer Flores (4) connects for a base hit to drive in the winning run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the tenth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in New York. The Mets won 4-3. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)  (Julie Jacobson/AP)
New York Mets' Wilmer Flores (4) connects for a base hit to drive in the winning run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the tenth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in New York. The Mets won 4-3. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has been shut down for the season due to early onset arthritis in both knees, manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday. 

Flores had been sent back to New York on Wednesday to have pain in his knees examined, with Callaway calling the pain "bilateral" and noting that Flores has been dealing with the issue for a while.

The 27-year-old Flores hit .267/.319/.417 with 11 homers in 126 games this season while getting time at first base, second base, third base, and designated hitter. Flores had been serving mainly as a pinch-hitter since Sept. 8, with just one hit in his last 10 at-bats. 

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May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has been sent back to New York to have pain in his knees examined, manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday.

The pain is "bilateral," according to Callaway, who said Flores has been dealing with the issue for a while. Callaway added that If everything checks out well, Flores could return as soon as Thursday.

The 27-year-old Flores is hitting .267/.319/.417 with 11 homers in 126 games this season while getting time at first base, second base, third base, and designated hitter. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws to Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy) (AP)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws to Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy) (AP)

Zack Wheeler struck out nine over seven innings and Amed Rosario had three hits as the Mets took the rubber game of the series with the Dodgers, 7-3, Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Wheeler (10-7) won for the eighth time in nine starts after allowing three runs on three hits -- including two homers -- and two walks. The right-hander retired the first 11 batters he faced before a Justin Turner line drive ricocheted off his chest for an infield single. Max Muncy followed with a monstrous two-run homer. Wheeler surrendered more than two runs in a game for the first time in nine starts.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Los Angeles Dodgers, Michael Conforto, Seth Lugo, Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores (4) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores (4) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Jerry Blevins has cleared recovable waivers, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, who noted that Wilmer Flores had also cleared -- as first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post. 

With Blevins and Flores both clearing, the Mets are free to trade them to any team. 

August 31 is the deadline to trade players in order for them to be eligible for the postseason roster for their new team.

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In the latest edition of Throwback Thursday, SNY travels back to 2013, when Wilmer Flores was learning new positions in Triple-A Las Vegas.

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Jeff McNeil, Austin Jackson and birthday-boy Wilmer Flores combined for nine hits, a homer and four RBIs to lead the Mets past the Reds, 6-4, on Monday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Flores and Jackson each had RBI hits during New York's three-run first inning. They both added two more singles and an RBI apiece to help the Mets open a 5-0 lead. McNeil singled twice and went deep in the sixth for his second big league home run. The 26-year-old has eight hits in his last 12 at-bats (.667) with two doubles, a homer and two RBIs. He's hitting .364 (12-for-33) through his first 12 games in the Majors.

 

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Devin Mesoraco hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, but Nick Markakis answered with a solo home run in the 10th inning to propel the Braves to a 5-4 win over the Mets on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here. 

Things you should know about today's game...

1) The Mets watched their 3-0 lead evaporate by the seventh inning and found themselves playing catch-up in the ninth. Atlanta scored a run in the fifth, two in the seventh, and took a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning before Mesoraco's home run saved the Mets for one more inning.  

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jerry Blevins, Jose Reyes, Paul Sewald, Todd Frazier, Wilmer Flores
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May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

Mets 1B Wilmer Flores left Tuesday's game against the Nationals in the first inning due to dehydration and dizziness, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

Flores left with one out in the bottom of the first after he was unable to field two balls at first base. He hit a double in the top of the inning.

Flores was replaced by Phillip Evans, who has never played first base.

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Jul 24, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 24, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the Mets did not make any moves.

After trading Jeurys Familia and Asdrubal Cabrera last week, the Mets were open to dealing Zack Wheeler, Wilmer Flores, Jose Bautista, and Devin Mesoraco, with the latter two also candidates to be dealt through waivers in August.

As far as Wheeler, the Mets hadn't been getting offers they deemed acceptable, with teams looking to pay for what Wheeler's full history is and the Mets placing a greater emphasis on Wheeler's 2018 season and the value he currently has, SNY's Andy Martino had reported.

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May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

With slightly more than 24 hours remaining until the trade deadline, here is the very latest on the Mets:

  • As we wrote Saturday, the tone has shifted on Zack Wheeler. He is in heavy demand, but other teams are valuing him based on his body of work, not his recent performance. The Mets remain open to trading him, but are far less likely to do so than they were a few days ago.
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