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...
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...
On Monday afternoon the Mets announced that pitcher Jose Valverde after giving up four runs in a loss to the Pirates was released and that hitting coach Dave Hudgens was fired.
Mike Puma of the New York Post asked Terry Collins about whether he was worried that the firing of Hudgens could mean that Collins is next.
Here is part of his answer which was missed by the censors over at...
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 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...
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...
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 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...