The Mets could begin 2015 with Flores as their starting shortstop, but that looks to be a fallback option, the NY Daily News reports. "I know there are fans out there that don’t want to hear it, but if we had to go into the season with Flores as our shortstop, I’m certainly not in a panic mode at that point,” GM Sandy Alderson said.
Parnell (elbow) is not expected to return for the start of the 2015 season, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports. “Right now I think we’re projecting sometime after the season starts,” GM Sandy Alderson said. “But that’s just an educated guess right now.”