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  • Wilmer Flores plays through tears after learning of impending trade

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew10 hrs ago

    As wonderful a game as baseball is, when you play it professionally you also have to deal with the business side of the game, which at times can lead to uncertainly and utlmately heartache. 

    For Wilmer Flores, the heartache was plainly visible as he attempted to do his job on Wednesday night. As the Mets took on the San Diego Padres at Citi Field, word began to trickle out that Flores, along with Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler, would be traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfielder Carlos Gomez. 

    Obviously that word got down to field level and to Flores himself, and it was difficult for him to keep his emotions in check. 

    Surreal scene. Mets trade Wilmer Flores but leave him in game. Flores then cries on field while playing.

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    Thu, Jul 30
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