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Mets are interested in Tyler Flowers if he is non-tendered by the White Sox

Dec 1, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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The non-tender deadline is tomorrow and there is a chance that the White Sox could non-tender catcher Tyler Flowers. Flowers himself believes there’s slightly better than a 50-50 chance he stays in Chicago, per MLB.com’s Scott Merkin:

“I put it at 51-49 in favor of staying because of the contractual conversation we’ve had before,” Flowers said. “They’ve reached out to me to try to see where each other is at. If they didn’t care at all, they would have done nothing and non-tendered me. The respect is there no matter what happens.

“There have been a couple of conversations, and it seems like it’s getting pretty close. But that doesn’t guarantee anything. Even if you talk with a team before the [tender] date, you can’t bank on any of that.”

If Flowers is let go by the White Sox, the Mets will be interested in picking him up as a back-up to Travis d’Arnaud, tweets Mike Puma of the New York Post. Flowers took a career-high 275 trips to the plate in 2013 but struck out nearly seven times for every one walk and he finished under the Mendoza line.He will only turn 28 in January, so he could still turn things around.

  1. mtr75 - Dec 1, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Breaking news: Mets interested in cheap, awful baseball player nobody else wants. Story at 11.

  2. blynch67 - Dec 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Bet they’ll give him a $7M contract.

    • mtr75 - Dec 1, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      No, $7 million contracts are reserved for guys who hit .200 and above.

  3. jpat2424 - Dec 1, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    He’s a Bum

  4. Jeremiah Graves - Dec 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    I get it. The kid hit .275/.391/.484 in six seasons in the minors with solid power numbers. He just can’t seem to take a pitch to save his life in the big leagues. He seems worth a flier if you’ve got the roster space to stash him and see if you can get those minor league numbers to translate to the show.

  5. nymets4ever - Dec 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Huh, I thought the idea was to get more guys who are *good* at hitting baseballs.

  6. alexandergalkin - Dec 2, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Stupid Mets are a joke of a franchise. They will not stop sucking until the new owners take over — not soon that is. Suck on, ponzi wizards!

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