Found May 13, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
Two weeks ago I wondered why Jordany Valdespin wasn’t getting more playing time. Now, I’m wondering why I bothered to care. Why should I, or anybody else for that matter – outside his immediate family – care about Valdespin, of whom GM Sandy Alderson recently said is testing his limits of tolerance? Answer: There is no reason. VALDESPIN: Will never be the man. The Mets finished in fourth place last year and are in fourth now. They are a season-high six-games below .500, and after losing three of four to Pittsburgh, are about to start a stretch that could flatten them for the season. Bottom line: They can lose with or without Valdespin. Valdespin’s actions over the weekend illustrate he’s a me-first player. His post-homer comments put that assessment in bold. “When you hit the ball, you got to enjoy your hit,’’ Valdespin said. “Every time I hit the ball, homer or something, I enjoy that. Every hit, I’m enjoying, my family’s enjoying, my friends enjoying.’’ Kind of says it all about

Jordany Valdespin pimped a home run down 7-1, was hit in next at-bat

The Pittsburgh Pirates did not appreciate Jordany Valdespin’s celebratory antics on Friday night, so they decided to send him a message the next day. Valdespin entered Friday night’s game between the Pirates and New York Mets in the top of the ninth to play second base. He got an at-bat in the bottom half of the inning with his team down 7-1. Valdespin went deep off reliever...

Valdespin Responds On Twitter About Recent Controversy

The past few days, the Jordany Valdespin incident with the Pirates and his Mets teammates has been a big story. With the team playing poorly and news being slower than slow, this story has taken on a life of it’s own. This morning, Andy Martino of the NY Daily News wrote a post on their website about the situation involving Valdespin and what happened before and after he was...

Was Valdespin Sent Up By Collins To Get Hit?

Updated by Joe D. at 2:30 PM Just caught this on MetsBlog who seems to have just caught on to what has been a two day debate here: It almost sounds like Collins put Valdespin in a situation he knew would end up with a hit-by-pitch, maybe in an effort to teach Valdespin a lesson, right? If that’s the case, is that why Valdespin threw a ‘tantrum,’ as fans and media have described it...

Yet Another Development In The Jordany Valdespin Story

“Valdespin knew that was coming. I don’t think it’s fair to say that since we didn’t hit one of the Pittsburgh hitters that he doesn’t have a friend. The notion that he was hung out to dry I think is a mistake. I’m not telling you he’s the most popular guy in the clubhouse, but I don’t think he was hung out to dry.” That was the quote we heard from Mets...

Let #JV1 be #JV1

Click here to view the embedded video. Over the first 34 games of the season, not one Mets player has been a more discussed figure than 25 year old Jordany Valdespin. We have all seen flashes of the young outfielder’s immense potential, but his on field performance is one of the last things on the mind of fans after this weekend. Before I dive into how I feel about the self proclaimed...

Those Who Contribute the Least Shouldn’t Be Made the Story

Mets historians will recall how former GM Frank Cashen declared, ““those who contribute the least spray the most champagne” after being doused by reliever Randy Niemann during the 1986 NLCS championship celebration. I think it’s time to take that mantra when it comes to Jordany Valdespin, except those that contribute the least shouldn’t be made the story. With Twitter...

Time For A Change

  We have the teamwork, to make the dream work? Jordany Valdespin has his flaws and it has nothing to do with his race. He could be Caucasian, African American, Pacific Islander, doesn’t matter … he’s had trouble with insubordination in virtually every stop on his way to the majors. He picked a fight with Ike Davis and Justin Turner for a prank they had absolutely nothing...

Collins Raises Fear Of Retaliation Against Wright Because Of Valdespin Antics

An enthusiastic high-five and an ecstatic dugout after Valdespin homers. (Gordon Donovan) This is getting utterly ridiculous… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets Manager Terry Collins said that he could see the Pirates retaliating against Jordany Valdespin for his admiration of his ninth-inning homer on Friday night, but added that he doesn’t think Pittsburgh would...

Mets’ Terry Collins Blasts Fans

  COLLINS LASHES AT FANS OVER VALDESPIN ISSUE Terry Collins did what no manager should do, especially one with a career losing record likely to be made a scapegoat for what figures to be the Mets’ fifth consecutive losing season. Collins, who has been erratic and puzzling on several issues this season, took on the exceedingly frustrated Mets’ fan base Tuesday night, basically...

Meet The Press: Reactions to Spin-Gate at the Top of the Show

Now that I’ve had some time to cool off, I was wondering how the rest of the Mets blogosphere was reacting to Spin-Gate and was surprised to find little to nothing about it on MetsBlog or anywhere else for that matter. Could it be I’m just overreacting? It wouldn’t be the first time… However I did learn the Mets are recalling reliever Greg Burke because the Mets bullpen is...

Terry Collins Blasting Fans Is Not The Way To Go

Terry Collins did what no manager should do, especially one with a career losing record likely to be made a scapegoat for what figures to be the Mets’ fifth consecutive losing season. Collins, who has been erratic and puzzling on several issues this season, took on the exceedingly frustrated Mets’ fan base Tuesday night, basically calling them clueless and he didn’t care for...

Unsealed Blowouts

It got to the point during the Mets' 11-2 loss to the Pirates on Saturday where I was cheering the rain delay programming. First, some World War I program. I think. Then, Unsealed Aliens ... which was yanked off right when they got to the part about the ballistic test. And for what? To play the bottom of the ninth of a 11-1 game in front of 30 people. Like, literally ... 30 people...

Mike Francesa took Sandy Alderson to task for Valdespin HBP apathy

Mike Francesa was not happy with the Mets' apathy following the Jordany Valdespin hit by pitch. So he took it to NY GM Sandy Alderson. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe, or Return... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Butthurt Mets Manager Terry Collins Attacks Fans over Valdespin HBP Flap

Mike Francesa was not happy the Mets didn't respond to Jordany Valdespin being hit by a pitch and he took GM Sandy Alderson to task for it. So how did Terry Collins respond to fan criticism that he's... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

24 And JV1

Well congratulations, New York media. You have your circus. I'm happy for you. Hell, now you don't have to spend hours upon hours trying to give us interesting storylines in a season where the Mets are going to get pummeled every night that Matt Harvey isn't pitching. Now you have this story that just won't die ... Jordany Valdespin. The latest twist to the whole...
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