With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., by Feb. 19, it's time to continue dissecting the Mets' 2015 roster. This is the fourth of a six-part Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at the projected starters and backups heading into the season. Next up: middle infielders.
NEW YORK -- Despite countless rumors to the contrary, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson spent most of this offseason downplaying the possibility that his team would acquire a shiny new shortstop. All along, Alderson said that Wilmer Flores was the most likely man to start at that position for the Mets.