New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores was almost traded on Wednesday to the Brewers in exchange for Carlos Gomez. The deal didn’t pan out, but Flores didn’t know that and news got to him that he had been traded. The 23-year-old began crying on the field, knowing that it was the last time he would play in a Mets uniform, the team that signed him as a 16-year-old.
The Mets gave Flores the day off on Thursday, and he got the start at second base on Friday against division leading Nationals. He broke the scoreless tie in the fourth inning with an RBI single, which was the only run that New York would score until the 12th inning, when Flores hit a walk-off solo home run off of Felipe Rivero.
The Mets definitely are glad that trade didn’t go through.