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...
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...
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...
Former Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde was unconditionally released by the organization on Wednesday afternoon.
The embattled reliever was designated for assignment earlier in the season and was given the option to report to the AAA Toledo Mud Hens. He obliged and had been working his way back to the Tigers. He sported a 4.09 ERA with 11 innings pitched but gave...
The Jose Valverde experience in Detroit is officially over with, as the Tigers have designated their former closer for assignment.
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...
The Detroit Tigers recently signed Jose Valverde and sent him to the minor leagues, and they've already called him up to close.
The Tigers are keeping an eye on Jose Valverde's progress in extended spring training in Lakeland.
President and general manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters in Seattle that the current plan is for Valverde to pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday and then again Friday and Saturday for Single-A Lakeland, as long as Valverde continues to feel good.
Although they would...
The Detroit Tigers have had nothing but good things to say
about former closer Jose Valverde this offseason, but the team hasn’t “for a
moment considered signing” the free agent, according to Lynn G. Henning of The
Tigers have been busy endorsing Jose Valverde in every fashion but one: They haven't for a moment considered signing him.
— Lynn G. Henning...
Detroit Tiger fans everywhere collectively breathed a sigh of relief with the news that Jose Valverde has pitched his last ninth inning in a Tiger uniform. Although his antics on the mound, the hat tap, the dancing, spitting and facial hair dying evoked head shakes and eye rolls from most, one fact cannot be denied, he has put up some phenomenal numbers since he has come to Detroit...