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Valverde signs minor league deal with Nationals

ATLANTA (AP) The Washington Nationals have signed Jose Valverde to a minor league contract as an insurance policy for their inconsistent bullpen. Valverde, with 288 career saves, last worked as a full-time closer with Detroit in 2012. The right-hander earned two saves last year for the New York Mets but had a 5.66 ERA in 21 games. Washington signed him to a minor league deal last...
Via AP on Fox
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Sign Reliever Jose Valverde

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Jose Valverde has signed a minor-league deal with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday. He was said to be working out at the club’s spring training facility in Florida for the past week. Valverde, 37, was released by the San Diego Padres on April 2 after a brief stint in spring training, recording a 4.15 ERA and striking out eight batters...
Via Baseball Essential
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres release Valverde, who says he'll return to Dominican Republic

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Reliever Jose Valverde has been released by the San Diego Padres after the team informed the right-hander he wouldn't make the opening-day major league roster. The 37-year-old was packing up his belongings Thursday morning and said he will return to his native Dominican Republic. The three-time All-Star is hopeful he'll get an offer from another team soon. At spring...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres release veteran reliever Jose Valverde

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Veteran reliever Jose Valverde has been granted his release from the San Diego Padres after the team informed the right-hander he wouldn't make the opening-day roster. The 37-year-old Valverde was packing up his belongings Thursday morning and said he would return to his native Dominican Republic. The three-time All-Star is hopeful he'll get an offer from another...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will The Mets Win This Season?

Mets Lifer asks… Will the Mets finally have a winning season in 2015, or considering the lack of significant upgrades this offseason, are we to expect another 79 win season as FanGraphs projected for us? Do you think we can squeak into the postseason? Andre replies… An 85-77 record this year seems like a pretty reasonable mid-ground bet. Let me explain. If not for Jose Valverde...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Valverde agrees to minor league deal with Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Reliever Jose Valverde has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres. Valverde, who turns 37 on March 24, was most recently with the New York Mets, making 21 appearances before he was released May 26. He had a 5.66 ERA in 20 2-3 innings. Valverde also has pitched with Arizona, Houston and Detroit. He has a 3.27 career ERA, 288 saves and a 27-33...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Reliever Jose Valverde agrees to minor league deal with Padres

  Reliever Jose Valverde has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres. Valverde, who turns 37 on March 24, was most recently with the New York Mets, making 21 appearances before he was released May 26. He had a 5.66 ERA in 20-2/3 innings. Valverde also has pitched with Arizona, Houston and Detroit. He has a 3.27 career ERA, 288 saves and a 27-33 record.
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Valverde agrees to minor league deal with Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Reliever Jose Valverde has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres. Valverde, who turns 37 on March 24, was most recently with the New York Mets, making 21 appearances before he was released May 26. He had a 5.66 ERA in 20 2-3 innings. Valverde also has pitched with Arizona, Houston and Detroit. He has a 3.27 career ERA, 288 saves and a 27-33 record.
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres Ink Jose Valverde To Minor League Deal

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Padres have signed reliever Jose Valverde to a Minor League deal. Valverde, who turns 37 in March, posted a 5.66 ERA and 23/10 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings with the Mets last season before being released in late May. It’s easy to forget this, but he actually served as New York’s closer for a stretch after Bobby Parnell...
Via Baseball Essential
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: What can Jose Valverde bring?

The San Diego Padres retooled some more over the weekend, signing Jose Valverde to a Minor League deal. Jose Valverde has a mountain to climb, but he makes for a sentimental story in 2015. Cue the shrieks of horror. Valverde has epitomized how much the mighty have fallen. The former three time All Star and three time saves champion has seen his ERA get as big as a hot air balloon...
Via isportsweb.com
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres sign Jose Valverde, Scott Elbert to minor league deals

getty images The San Diego Padres have added a pair of relief pitchers via minor league contracts. Jose Valverde and Scott Elbert will both join the Padres this spring as they seek to earn a spot in the teams bullpen. Valverde, 36, began last season as the closer of the New York Mets but things quickly fell apart as he had a 5.66 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 23/10 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings...
Via Tireball.com
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Early Bullpen Failures Led To Deep Hole

Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal pointed out a staggering statistic a few days ago. The Mets opened the season 10-20 in one-run games, finishing at 26-29. After that horrible stretch at the beginning of the season, they went 16-9 in one-run games down the stretch. It’s no surprise that the turnaround occurred around the time that Jenrry Mejia was installed as the teams...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time for the MLB to shorten the season

The Mets have traded Ike Davis, released Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde, put Bobby Parnell on the DL to have Tommy John’s Surgery, moved from last place to third place to fourth place in about two weeks, promoted and demoted Rafael Montero, demoted and then premoted Travis d’Arnaud, put starting pitchers Jon Niese and Dillon Gee on the DL and activated them, and done much...
Via Mets360.com
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What Has Happened to Joe Nathan?

If someone brings up the names Jose Valverde or Todd Jones, any person that has ever sported the old English D over the last seven years or so instantaneously begins to have shortness of breath with their heart beat rapidly increasing. If ever in need of a thrill ride, save yourself a two-hour boring car ride through Ohio to Cedar Point and just watch an old game of Jones or the...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Players of the Month – May Edition

As many of us know, the month of May wasn’t a spectacular one for our Mets, as they went 11-18. After a solid month of April in which the Mets went 15-10, May was a huge disappointment. The excitement of the team had dwindled down and it seemed that we had returned to our losing ways of past seasons. However, the Mets made some improvements and tweaks to the roster, releasing...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Just like the Mets, we chose to shake it up

Spurred on by the Mets’ decision to cut ties with Dave Hudgens and Jose Valverde, we’ve decided to shake things up at Mets360, too. Undoubtedly, you’ve noticed our new theme. Those that view the site on their laptop or desktop won’t notice too much difference but those who view on mobile devices or tablets should find the site much easier to read. We are beefing up our...
Via Mets360.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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

The Mets find scapegoats, but will it stop their slide?

Monday was not a good day for the New York Mets. First, top prospect Noah Syndergaard landed on the DL with a flexor strain in his pitching elbow and could be the latest pitching phenom (unles Yordano Ventura beats him to it) to face Tommy John surgery. He’s headed to New York to be examined more closely. Then, another quality start wasted by a scuffling offense and one of the...
Via The Outside Corner
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Silo Doors Are Open

I spent my Memorial Day at Citi Field watching the Mets cough up their latest hairball … a 5-3 loss to the Pirates that featured a gutty pitching performance by Jacob deGrom, who didn’t have his best stuff but pitched his ass off and lasted 6 and 2/3′s innings and 122 pitches … primarily because Terry Collins didn’t want to be forced to take his best hitter out of the lineup...
Via Metstradamus
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

**** Happens

On this Memorial Day, I was getting ready for my girlfriend’s barbecue. I was listening to the game’s first seven innings on 710 WOR. I left for the E train from my Chelsea apartment. We had a 2-0 lead after Jeurys Familia stuck out Andrew McCutchen. My mistake was trusting in our bullpen and offense to give us two runs, thinking we could solidify a win. WRONG! I get off the...
Via Metstradamus
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black Recalled After Mets Release Valverde

After Jose Valverde was released today, Sandy Alderson announced that Vic Black will be flying back from Las Vegas to join the Mets bullpen in his place. Valverde was released after a disastrous outing that saw him give up four runs in the Mets 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Monday. He ends his Mets tenure with a 5.66 ERA and more bad memories than good. The 36-year old righthander was...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 26, 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

MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 3

The Mets squared off against the Pittsburgh Pirates today at Citi Field, with rookie Jacob deGrom making his third major league start against Brandon Cumpton. What you should know: deGrom was solid, pitching 6 and 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out four. He also walked five Pirates hitters, but limited the damage and didn’t allow a run. In his first three major league...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Shake Up In Queens: Mets get rid of Valverde, Hudgens

After a Memorial Day melt down, the New York Mets have announced two major moves. The team has released reliever Jose Valverde
Via Baseball Essential
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
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