Jeff Moore, who writes at Baseball Prospectus, has a column up on his personal site arguing that the Mets should play Wilmer Flores at shortstop in 2014.
His argument is that the “the Mets are not going to be competitive in 2014…The main goal for the Mets in 2014 is to figure out what they have for 2015. … And most importantly, what kind of major league hitter is Wilmer Flores?”
The argument would be a lot more convincing if the Mets hadn’t moved Flores off of shortstop two years ago. In 2012 and 2013, Flores played a mix of first, second and third, but not a single game at short. If the Mets thought Flores could play shortstop at all, they would have played him there at some point in the last two years.