Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 and stole his first base Saturday as the Mets edged the Tigers 3-2.
Lagares got to hit second behind Eric Young Jr., and he had the better day of the two, as Young settled for a bunt single in his three at-bats. The Mets don't believe Lagares is ready to be a leadoff man, but his glove should more than make up for Young's possibly OBP advantage. After all, Young, for all of his speed, had just a .310 OBP last year.
Wilmer Flores went 0-for-3 against the Tigers on Saturday, leaving him 1-for-16 this spring.
Flores would have really had to force the issue to become a serious candidate to make the Mets this spring, and it's showing no sign of happening. The play should be for him to play second base in Triple-A in case Daniel Murphy gets hurt or is traded.