Mets Roster Moves: Wilmer Flores, Zach Lutz, Matt den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis were optioned.
— New York Mets (@Mets) March 24, 2014
Despite the pleas of many within the team's fan base, Wilmer Flores will not assume the shortstop role from Ruben Tejada. After an early injury scare this spring, Tejada's 2014 campaign got off to a very rocky start, committing more errors than he had hits during the early going. Despite better play of late, Tejada has clearly worn out his welcome amongst Mets fans, who had hoped against hope that Flores would be named the starting shortstop. Instead he will head the Vegas where he will play both shortstop and second base according to ESPN's Adam Rubin. Its not unlikely that we will see Flores in Queens in the near future, but it won't be March 31st.