Marlins roll Astros for sixth win in seven games

The Marlins entered Saturday's game at Minute Maid Park with a 16-2 record when scoring seven or more runs. They also were 4-9 when their starter completes exactly five innings. Both situations occurred. Not exactly an immovable object and unstoppable force scenario, but in this case offense trumped the shaky start. The Marlins blitzed Jarred Cosart for five runs through two...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Shortstop Andrelton Simmons Records an Unbelievable Web Gem

Andrelton Simmons shockingly remains a little-known shortstop, even after winning a 2013 Gold Glove, signing a fat extension last February and making routine web gems like this one. As the Marlins put on a hit-and-run, Simmons glided toward the bag before Jordany Valdespin ripped one to the gap vacated by him. He flawlessly reaches back then contorts his body to record a seemingly...
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves Andrelton Simmons makes diving stop for force play

The Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is turning into a routine highlight reel at shortstop.  Reminding fans of Ozzie Smith, Omar Vizquel, or Cal Ripken.  Check out his latest web gem as he is shifted into good position, but smothers the sharp grounder by Jordany Valdespin, then has the awareness to smack the bag with his bare hand on a hit and run hack by Christian Yelich (via...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Valdespin Upset After Winter League Team Pinch-Hits For Him

  Miami Marlins infielder Jordany Valdespin has left his team in the Dominican Winter League after becoming infuriated when his manager pinch-hit for him in a playoff game this past weekend. The news was reported by ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas. Valdespin hit only .167/.316/.612 in 108 regular season at bats for the Tigres del Licey with three home runs and was struggling...
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordany Valdespin reportedly quit his Dominican League team after being pinch-hit for

Upstanding citizen Jordany Valdespin seems to be at it again. According to a report, Valdespin quit his Dominican League team because he was upset they pinch-hit for him in a playoff game. Valdespin batted 167/.316/.612 in 108 regular-season at-bats for Tigres del Licey, according to The MLB Nation. He hit just .267/.389/.722 in 15 postseason […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordany Valdespin continues to be a team-first player

Jordany Valdespin is not exactly the most user-friendly guy around. Last May he angered the Pirates by showboating after hitting a home run . . . with his team down 7-1. Last summer he threw a temper tantrum after learning he was being demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. After going down to Vegas he helped start a benches-clearing brawl. Long before all of that he was said to be unpopular...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordany Valdespin leaves winter ball team after being pinch-hit for

Miami Marlins infielder Jordany Valdespin has left his team in the Dominican Winter League after becoming infuriated when his manager pinch-hit for him in a playoff game this past weekend. The news was reported by ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas. Valdespin hit only .167/.316/.612 in 108 regular season at bats for the Tigres del Licey with three home runs and was struggling offensively...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What if Jordany Valdespin was Gregg Jefferies?

Jordany Valdespin gained a minor cult like following after he had some success during the 2012 season. I got to see Valdespin for a couple spring trainings before he made his MLB debut. I also watched him play a couple seasons in AA Binghamton. A line drive hitter with some speed, he never seemed like he could play SS at the MLB level. But he could hit. If you have followed...
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Valdespin Signs Minor League Deal With The Miami Marlins

Jordany Valdespin going to #Marlins on minor league deal as @AdamRubinESPN said— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 20, 2013 Jordany Valdespin is finally gone for good, having signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins. Valdespin was non-tendered last month following a variety of issues on and off the field in recent years.  If he can get out of his own way, he could...
Via Effing Mets
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins To Sign Jordany Valdespin To Minor League Deal

Jordany Valdespin intends to sign a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork. Valdespin was non-tendered by the Mets earlier this month following a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal as well as a laundry list of other dramas both on and off the field. Among the many escapades of the 25-year old, self-proclaimed “man...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Non-Tender Valdespin; A Good Move

What should have been done months ago finally occurred today when the New York Mets non-tendered the moody and limited-talented outfielder Jordany Valdespin, making him a free agent. If some team is stupid enough to sign Valdespin and he becomes a star, then so be it because he never was going to do anything with the Mets. VALDESPIN: Gone. Valdespin supposedly had a flair for the...
Via New York Mets Report
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Mets Non-Tender Jordany Valdespin

The New York Mets today announced their decision to non-tender Jordany Valdespin a contract for 2014, according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. The soon-to-be 26-year-old Valdespin had fallen out of grace with the organization following developmental issues in 2013. The Dominican free-swinger received a 50-game suspension for his connection with Biogenesis, asked to be placed on...
Via Around Citi
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Say Goodbye To Jordany As Mets Part Ways With Valdespin

Jordany Valdespin‘s troubled tenure with the Mets has ended, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Valdespin has been non-tendered by the Mets, a source told them. With both Omar Quintanilla and Scott Atchison already reportedly non-tendered, that brings the Mets 40 Man Roster down to 37 players. And the JV1 era comes to a merciful end… A couple of highlights, a couple of lowlights...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Mets non-tender Jordany Valdespin

TweetFollow @NYMetsLifeJordany Valdespin has joined Omar Quintanilla and Scott Atchinson as being non-tendered by the New York Mets. Jordany has had his moments in a Mets uniform. He has hit some big home runs for the Mets and often sparked comebacks. Over his two year career, he has hit just .219 with an on base percentage of .271. His flare for the dramatics could not overcome...
Via NYMetsLife
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Non-Tender Jordany Valdespin

In a move that was a long time coming, the Mets have non-tendered the biggest clown to put on one of their uniforms in a very long time.  Yes, Jordany Valdespin has been sent packing!The news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Rubin.  Valdespin joins Scott Atchison and Omar Quintanilla as non-tender victims.  A few late game heroics aside, Valdespin's time with the organization...
Via Effing Mets
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordany Valdespin’s Trade Value

We are a few weeks away from the winter meetings and while the talk around the Mets have revolved around who we should be acquiring, it is equally important to make quick and effective decisions on the players that will better serve us with another team’s uniform. The player at the top of this list would be Jordany Valdespin, a potentially useful part but currently the outcast...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

What The Future Holds For Jordany Valdespin

  Looking back on the season, there are a few things that stood out to me about how it all turned out, but the one hope that I had was that Jordany Valdespin, better known to Mets fans as JV1, was going to turn into a very good ball player and mainly because his speed reminded me a lot of Jose Reyes.  Pure speed running around the bases; turning singles into doubles, doubles into...
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The Jordany Valdespin timeline

Ah, the one man that can actually turn a good day into a bad one with a homerun. At one point it seemed the perfect combination of Lenny Harris, Matt Stairs and Ed Kranepool had been formed on New York’s bench, but all good things come to an end and a foul ball to the groin must have rattled him too much. April 23rd 2012: Jordany Valdespin’s Debut He didn’t really do much...
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordany Valdespin Has A Bad Ass Car

Jordany Valdespin, suspended 50 games earlier this week by MLB for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, has a new car with some interesting additions to it. You guys! Valdespin's car says "PapiValdy" on it! — Mark Ethe (@TooGooden16) August 9, 2013 You guys! Valdespin's rims say "JV1" on them!
Via The Daily Stache
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Should Cut Ties With Valdespin

Talent usually warrants numerous chances, but will the New York Mets offer another to Jordany Valdespin in the wake of his 50-game suspension from the Biogenesis scandal? Considering his other baggage, which ranges from a temper tantrum directed at Terry Collins when he was optioned to Triple-A; to being suspended from winter ball; to being photographed wearing a Marlins hat; to...
Via New York Mets Report
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Suspensions From Jordany Valdespin To Alex Rodriguez Bring Different Reactions

One by one the names were read, but only one brought an immediate response from me: Jordany Valdespin of the New York Mets. The reaction was two-fold. First laughter, because aren’t these supposed to be “performance enhancing drugs?’’ The second was this probably explains a lot about his behavior, which seemingly has been a permanent case of “Roid Rage.’’ VALDESPIN...
Via New York Mets Report
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

How Jordany Valdespin Went From “The Man” to “The Goat”

Mets fans remember this well:  A May baseball game that launched a relative no name into semi-stardom after a pinch hit home run off Phillies closer Jonathan Paplebon won a game for the Mets last season. This relative no-name, Jordany Valdespin, would go on to have an impact for the Mets in 2012 as a pinch hitter where he showed potential by his late inning heroics.  However, on...
Via New York Sports-Kings
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Official Statements From Valdespin and Puello On Accepting Their 50 Game Bans

Both suspended Mets players issued statements a short while ago: Cesar Puello: Today, I was notified by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball that I have been suspended for 50 games for violation of the Joint Drug Agreement. Out of respect for the Mets’ organization, my teammates, and my family, I have decided to accept this suspension and not exercise my rights under the Basic...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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