For Pete's Sake

Mets player cries on the field after hearing he had been traded, but deal falls through

Wilmer Flores
Wilmer Flores Twitter screenshot

As Tom Hanks once famously proclaimed, There’s no crying in baseball.

Well, Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores didn’t get the memo. Or see the movie, “A League of Their Own.”

On Wednesday night, rumors were flying that the Mets had traded Flores and Zack Wheeler to the Brewers for Carlos Gomes. Flores apparently caught wind of the news while New York was playing San Diego.

Well, wouldn’t you know it? Turns out that the talk on social media about the deal was just that: talk. There was no trade.

When a trade is about to be consummated, a player is usually pulled from the game to avoid injury. Mets manager Terry Collins obviously didn’t do that that.

In fact, Collins was approached during the game by a team member.

“Someone came to me and said, ‘Wilmer’s crying,’ ” Collins told reporters. “I said, ‘Why?’ Well, he got traded. To who? For what?”

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