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JOSE VALVERDE RUMORS

Fired Mets hitting coach takes shot at broadcasters

After an embarrassing 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, the New York Mets fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens and released veteran reliever Jose Valverde. Hudgens didn’t take his ouster easy, though – he lobbed some grenades at the team’s ownership and broadcasting crew on his way out the door. Newsday has the explosive quotes. “The naysayers, the guys who disapprove...
Via Awful Announcing
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets release Jose Valverde, fire hitting coach following loss to Pirates

getty images The New York Mets took losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Memorial Day hard. In fact the Mets fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens and released reliever Jose Valverde. Hudgens had been with the Mets since the 2011 season but entering action on Monday the Mets were in the bottom third of teams in just about every offensive stat. Lamar Johnson will take over for the time...
Via Tireball.com
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets release Jose Valverde within hour of meltdown

Credit: AP/Frank Franklin II You wonder how many more teams will play Jose Valverde roulette and lose.  The Detroit Tigers paid the price with a World Series loss (I mean there were other factors, but relief was a big part).  The New York Mets seemed to reach the end of their rope on Memorial Day, as “Papa Grande” served up nothing but fat pitches to the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Via Reading Between The Seams
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Mets fire Dave Hudgens, release Jose Valverde

After a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday afternoon, the Mets have announced they have fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens and released pitcher Jose Valverde. The Mets offense ranks 12th in the National League in Batting Average (.237), ninth in OBP (.310), 14th in SLG (.352) and 13th in wOBA (.295). Jose Valverde has a 1-1 record in 21 games this season, pitching to the tune...
Via Mets360.com
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Valverde Out As Closer, Collins To Address Situation Today

It was another rough outing for Jose Valverde, who gave up a three-run homer in the ninth to Justin Upton in Saturday’s 7-5 loss. He has now allowed four home runs in his last three appearances, including back to back homers against the Arizona Diamondbacks. After the game, the Mets manager basically admitted that he’s going to need a new closer, because he can’t send Valverde...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: opening day analysis and news

The New York Mets opened their season at home with a 9-7 extra inning loss to the Washington Nationals. It was a game of ups and downs all the way through. Despite not having Daniel Muprhy or Chris Young (Murphy is on paternity leave while Young was scratched with quad tightness), the backups contributed and the Mets put on a nice offensive performance. Dillon Gee pitched well in...
Via isportsweb.com
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

The Mets announced that they have signed free-agent reliever Jose Valverde to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Jon Heyman reports that he can earn $1 million if he makes the team. Valverde, who turns 36 next month, has recorded 286 saves during his 11-year career. After a successful run with the Detroit Tigers from 2010 to 2012 in which he saved 110 games...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Valverde, Mets agree to minor league contract

Right-hander Jose Valverde and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract. The three-time All-Star has struggled with control in recent years and was 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA for Detroit last year, converting nine saves in 12 chances. He was designated for assignment on June 21, then went to Toledo and had seven saves with a 4.09 ERA in 11 games before he was released on...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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