Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 5/29/13
Over the past two years there have been a number of moments that will stick with Mets’ fans forever. One of those moments was the first career hit for Jordany Valdespin, a pinch-hit go ahead 3-run home run off of Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon last year. He instantly became fan favorite with Mets fans; as he went on to have a number of unforgettable at-bats as a pinch hitter. The year 2013 rolled around and during spring training Valdespin was viewed as a viable option to win a starting job, either in center or right field. His path to becoming the starter was put to an end after the emergence of both Collin Cowgill and Marlon Byrd as options to start in the outfield. Valdespin was once again placed back in the pinch hitter, 4th outfield and utility infield roles. But as any fan would notice, Valdespin’s ego does not match that of a bench or role player. He has the flare for the dramatic, plays the game how he plays it and does not care what the opposition thinks. Valdespin h...
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