Verlander welcomes new teammate, apologies for fastball to the groin

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander stays current on his team's transactions and often welcomes his new teammates with Twitter well-wishes. But it got a bit awkward Wednesday.The Tigers agreed to a minor-league deal with free-agent utility man Jordany Valdespin. No big deal, right?Wrong.Back in spring training of 2013, Verlander hit Valdespin in a very awkward place with a 94-mph...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kensing, Schierholtz, Valdespin, Gonzalez agree with Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Right-hander Logan Kensing and outfielder Nate Schierholtz have agreed to minor league contracts with the Detroit Tigers. Detroit said Wednesday that right-handers Melvin Mercedes and Dustin Molleken also agreed to minor league deals, as did utilityman Jordany Valdespin and infielder Alberto Gonzalez. Kensing and Schierholtz will report to big league spring training...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NLCS Mets to watch

Let’s break down Murph, Travis & Grandy. @battingstanceg Related Posts Jordany Valdespin and Greatest MLB Pinch-Hitters Baseball Hall of Fame Chances: Robinson Cano MLB Week in Review: 5/9/11
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Collins Really Misses Jordany Valdespin

If you thought you had heard the last of former Met Jordany Valdespin, think again. After the Mets 3-0 win over the Rockies on Wednesday night, manager Terry Collins called out Valdespin while raving about the impact Juan Uribe has had on the Mets. “Juan Uribe, he’s got two World Series rings, he’s made a ton of […]
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins promote outfielder Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A

The Miami Marlins selected the contract of outfielder Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A New Orleans prior to Tuesday's game in Boston. It comes as the corresponding roster move for the demotion of struggling center fielder Marcell Ozuna, who got sent down to New Orleans after Sunday's loss amid a 1 for 37 slump. In 60 games with the Zephyrs, Valdespin hit .287 with 10 doubles, three...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 4, Nationals 0 (5/1/15)

Well, it was my dad’s birthday and dad’s not a sports fan. So, I didn’t see the game. Actually, that’s not entirely true. I saw one inning. But it was a good one because I saw the Cuddyer homer. So, tell me what I missed. Related Posts: Gut Reaction: Nationals 8 Mets 2 (4/30/15) Gut Reaction: Mets 3 Marlins 1 (4/27/15) BREAKING: Mets sign OF Michael Cuddyer Game Chatter...
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Valdespin has 2-run triple in 8-run eighth to lead Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Allen Craig bolstered his bid for more playing time in Boston's crowded outfield, hitting a three-run double in helping the Red Sox build a lead the Miami Marlins would overcome with an eight-run eighth inning for a 9-4 victory Monday. Jordany Valdespin hit a two-run triple and Jeff Baker doubled in two in the Marlins' big inning. Miami managed only one hit until...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Valdespin and Andrus: Youth is Wasted on the Young

The quote in the heading by George Bernard Shaw could also be modified as, "Talent is Wasted on the Young." Two different stories have caught my attention this spring. Both involve the people behind the baseball players. The first story  caught my attention early in Spring Training and involved Elvis Andrus being in the best shape of his life (BSOL). And the second story...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Marlins 4

In front of a nice St. Patrick’s Day crowd at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, the New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins by a score of 6-4. Pitching After Jordany Valdespin blooped a single in front of Michael Cuddyer in left, Jacob deGrom, who started both batters off with 2-0 counts, got Martin Prado to ground into a 4-6-3 double play, retiring the next 14 batters to face...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Heads-Up Play

Baseball season is back in force and I’m helping to get our student-athletes ready for the short season that commences at the end of this month.  It’s a chore to ask the guys to stand a bit further away from the batter than they are, to bring a cup (especially if they’re playing the infield, or if they’re the damned catcher), and to pay attention during practice at-bats...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top New York Mets Games of the Sandy Alderson Era

Number six: A bolt from the blue New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies May 7, 2012 — Citizen’s Bank Park The New York Mets found themselves only 2.5 games behind the National League East leading Washington Nationals on May 7, 2012. The Phillies brought in closer Jonathan Papelbon to try to preserve a tie game, but after Ike Davis drew a walk and Mike Nickeas connected for...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins outright utility man Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A

With the offseason underway, the Miami Marlins made a pair of transactions on Friday. Utility player Jordan Valdespin was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans, while the Texas Rangers claimed utility player Ed Lucas. Valdespin, who signed a minor-league deal last December without an invitation to spring training, was coming off a 50-game suspension after the Biogenesis probe. Upon...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

An early look at what the Mets’ bench should be in 2015

Postseason teams are typically stacked with talent from the man getting paid the most to the 25th man. These great teams have a knack for being able to pick out the best players to ride on the bench. While this may be a waste of talent at times, a well-rounded and talented bench can make the different between 85 and 90 wins. Over the past few seasons, the Mets have had pretty solid...
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bye bye Burkhardt

After eight season as the on-field reporter for the New York Mets, Kevin Burkhardt will be leaving SNY following tomorrow’s game against the Washington Nationals, while the Mets wrap up their final road stand of 2014. When the season is over, Burkhardt will be joining the FOX Sports team as a play-by-play announcer for NFL games. He already has experience doing so, as he has...
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1980 Pete Falcone

1980 TOPPS PETE FALCONE The Mets record book is one part strict classicism and two parts dark magic. Most of the canonical season and career records are held by your Seavers and Strawberries and such. But many of the more obscure and occasional marks belong to short timers and journeymen. Take, for example, the team record for most consecutive strikeouts to start a game. Just this...
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Armed and Dangerous: DeGrom Was Chasing Strikeouts Last Night

Add Media Mets righthander Jacob deGrom continues to find more and more ways to dazzle fans and onlookers whenever he takes the mound. On a cool and breezy Monday night at Citi Field, deGrom got things started by striking out the first eight Miami Marlins he faced to tie a modern day major league record. The feat had only been done once before by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 6, Mets 5

The Mets (72-79) were defeated by the Miami Marlins (73-76) tonight at Citi Field by a score of 6-5. What you should know: Jacob deGrom was fantastic again this evening, as he struck out the first eight batters to greet him to start the game, tying a major league record that was originally set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros in 1986. DeGrom would strike out 13 batters altogether...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. While the Atlanta Braves are starting to heat up again, the Miami Marlins are quickly fading. The Braves try to add to the Marlins' woes as these NL East foes continue a three-game set Saturday night at Turner Field. Atlanta (71-64) has followed a three-game losing streak with three straight wins after taking Friday...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Is there any reason to prefer Wilmer Flores to Jordany Valdespin?

This offseason the Mets were unwilling to pay the price to bring a new shortstop into town. Regardless of whether that was a defensible decision, the Mets followed up with the solution of moving Wilmer Flores back to shortstop, even though they moved him off the position following the 2011 season. Not once did the club indicate they thought the 2011 decision was a mistake; rather...
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT NOON The Miami Marlins have enjoyed strong pitching at home lately, but Marlins Park hasn't been too friendly for Nathan Eovaldi for most of the season. They'll look for Eovaldi to put an end to his home struggles and help them to a fourth straight victory Wednesday when they host the Texas Rangers. Miami (63-62) pitchers have...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jordany Valdespin cleans up after Jarred Cosart

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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton, Jordany Valdespin lead Marlins over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run double, and Jordany Valdespin added a two-run home run to power the Miami Marlins to a 7-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Stanton's double in the second inning broke a 2-2 tie. Christian Yelich had two hits, including an RBI single as part of the four-run frame. Valdespin hit his first homer of the season in the...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Contorts Body To Make An Amazing Play

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons showed off his Gold Glove defense with an impressive display of quickness and change of direction. In the fourth inning of Monday’s game against the Miami Marlins, Miami put on the hit-and-run, so Simmons moved over toward second base to cover the bag. Jordany Valdespin put the ball in play, and that’s when Simmons worked his magic....
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins place Rafael Furcal on 60-day DL again, make other moves

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins selected infielder Jordany Valdespin's contract from Triple-A New Orleans while optioning first baseman Justin Bour to the Zephyrs and placing second baseman Rafael Furcal on the 60-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants. Valdespin, who was on the New York Mets' Opening Day roster in 2013, was scheduled to platoon with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1981 Frank Taveras

1981 TOPPS FRANK TAVERAS I could tolerate any, any insurance seminar, for days. I could sit there and listen to them go on and on with a big smile on my face. They’d say, “How can ya stand it?” And I’d say, “‘Cause I’ve been with Del Griffith. I can take anything.” This is how I feel when people go on and on about how bad it is watching the current Mets. The last...
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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