Why a struggling Valverde still makes the Mets win

Important caveat, 15 games is a good hitting streak, not a good base to establish trends. Warning aside, something interesting is happening with the 2014 New York Mets. A seemingly terrible omen in the form of an opening series sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals has been settled for now with an 8-7 season record. In those first three games the starting pitching had a...
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MMO Morning Grind: What To Do With Q?

Good morning, Mets fans! Another crazy game last night. Why do the Mets always do this to us? I know I’m not the only one who actually expected the unthinkable to happen… but once Jose Valverde threw ball 3 to Erick Aybar and the guys in the SNY truck cut to Raul Ibañez looming on deck,  I said “Ibañez will probably hit a home run” out loud… 2 minutes later, well...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

Jose Valverde blew his first save of the season last night after surrendering a back-breaking, game-tying, three-run homer in the ninth to Raul Ibanez. After getting two quick outs, Valverde gave up a single to David Freese and then walked Erick Aybar before being taken out of the yard by the 41-year old Ibanez on a 93 mph fastball. Valverde averted a similar disaster in Atlanta...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Curtis Granderson touched by fan during game

During Friday’s game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Angels, Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson was touched by a fan while making a play in right field. Granderson turned and reprimanded the Angels fan after the incident. Granderson was returning a ball to the infield after J.B. Shuck had flied out when he was touched in the back by the fan, who had reached out from...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Bobby Parnell to have Tommy John surgery

On April 1, the New York Mets announced incumbent closer Bobby Parnell had a partially torn MCL. After receiving a platelet rich plasma shot, the plan was to have Parnell rest for two weeks, then begin a light throwing program. However, today, only five days after the initial diagnosis, the Mets announced Parnell will undergo Tommy John surgery. MEDICAL UPDATE: The Mets announced...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Mets trust Jose Valverde?

Now that the New York Mets have lost another important bullpen arm in Bobby Parnell, the Mets will now have to live on the edge and rely on veteran closer Jose Valverde to lock down games for the foreseeable future. If it hasn’t been rocky before in the Mets’ bullpen before, well, buckle up because it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Valverde has been known to give managers, and...
16 days ago  |  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...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Valverde could be closing games for New York Mets

The New York Mets signed veteran reliever Jose Valverde to a minor league this off-season adding him to the 40 man roster shortly before the season commenced. The eccentric Valverde was initially thought to be utilized as the 8th inning set-up man for closer Bobby Parnell. Then the season started….. Parnell partially tore his medial collateral ligament in his right elbow while...
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18 days ago  |  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...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: settle in Jose Valverde haters

Easily the most enjoyable thing about watching Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde blow a save is perusing Twitter in the immediate aftermath. The seething hatred that fans conjure up in 140 characters or less is often a thing of beauty. In fact, it may be the only enjoyment that can be obtained from such a horrific event. The embattled closer who somehow made it look fairly easy...
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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