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(CBS Sports)   Great news, Mets fans; now that Bobby Parnell's season is over and Jose Valverde is your closer, you don't even have to wait until May to call this season a total loss   (mweb.cbssports.com) divider line 33
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2014-04-06 11:38:44 PM
And it's not like there is much chance to get better from within. I had the pleasure of watching their AAA affiliate the Las Vegas 51's completely shiat the bed last night giving up 7 runs in the 9th, all with 2 outs to lose 8-6. All 20 of us left in the crowd were displeased.
 
2014-04-07 07:19:52 AM
This is the best news I read so far this week.

/Tigers fan.
//was pissed when Tigers brought him back last season
 
2014-04-07 07:53:09 AM
As a Tigers fan, allow me to express my condolences...

/Stupid Valverde
 
2014-04-07 08:23:58 AM
Pfft, this new offensive powerhouse Ike Davis will carry the day for them.
 
2014-04-07 09:08:57 AM
Wasn't it the mets who released Kyle Farnsworth only to resign him days later? LOL I can see why they need valverde..
 
2014-04-07 09:10:01 AM
They took two out of three against the little Red machine that could this weekend, so you all have that going for you.
 
2014-04-07 09:25:17 AM
Nice, I am subby here!
 
2014-04-07 09:30:58 AM
forstmeister: As a Tigers fan, allow me to express my condolences...

This.

/Stupid Valverde

And....This.
 
2014-04-07 09:31:42 AM
Despite having so many unbelievably whiny biatch fans (like Captain Steroid), I normally have sympathy for the perennially beleaguered Mets, because as far as I'm concerned, New York is New York.  But not with Valverde on the team - fark that douchey diva scumbag.  This being the Mets I don't expect him to get all that many save opportunities, but I look forward to him blowing about 75% of them.
 
2014-04-07 10:05:00 AM
Mets fans, you will not be entertained.
 
2014-04-07 10:07:32 AM

ChrisDe: Mets fans, you will not be entertained.


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2014-04-07 10:17:27 AM

Polartank13: And it's not like there is much chance to get better from within. I had the pleasure of watching their AAA affiliate the Las Vegas 51's completely shiat the bed last night giving up 7 runs in the 9th, all with 2 outs to lose 8-6. All 20 of us left in the crowd were displeased.


Vic Black had a crappy spring training, but I still think they should be grooming him.  Vic Black might flame out and not be able to find the plate in the majors.  Valverde has had control problems for years, and he's 36 years old and unlikely to magically learn a new skill.

Plus, it's the Mets.  They're not exactly playing for 2014.  Let the kid pitch the 8th for a while.  He'd probably rather pitch to MLB hitters in Citi Field than AAA hitters in that launching pad in Las Vegas anyway.
 
2014-04-07 10:20:30 AM

idesofmarch: Despite having so many unbelievably whiny biatch fans (like Captain Steroid), I normally have sympathy for the perennially beleaguered Mets, because as far as I'm concerned, New York is New York.  But not with Valverde on the team - fark that douchey diva scumbag.  This being the Mets I don't expect him to get all that many save opportunities, but I look forward to him blowing about 75% of them.


I would like to know just how many blown saves he has, I remember few years ago the whining of Papelbon and Mariano rivera blowing 3-4 per year was enough to start a riot from biatchy little fans. I think most teams would be happy to have less than 5 blown saves a year.

/just curious because I never thought there would be a stat for blown save ops.
 
2014-04-07 10:38:23 AM

Misconduc: idesofmarch: Despite having so many unbelievably whiny biatch fans (like Captain Steroid), I normally have sympathy for the perennially beleaguered Mets, because as far as I'm concerned, New York is New York.  But not with Valverde on the team - fark that douchey diva scumbag.  This being the Mets I don't expect him to get all that many save opportunities, but I look forward to him blowing about 75% of them.

I would like to know just how many blown saves he has, I remember few years ago the whining of Papelbon and Mariano rivera blowing 3-4 per year was enough to start a riot from biatchy little fans. I think most teams would be happy to have less than 5 blown saves a year.

/just curious because I never thought there would be a stat for blown save ops.


In fairness his stats wouldn't say he's as bad as all that.  He saved 9/12 in 2013 and 35/40 in 2012.  He does have some awful stats for the 2012 post-season (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/valvejo01-pitch.shtml) - ERA of 54.0 for both the ALCS and WS, for one thing.

However, I can't imagine him getting better - only worse.  Also, he's a dickbag who needs to get punched in the face all the time.
 
2014-04-07 10:47:28 AM
If Wheeler develops a wee bit of command, Harvey comes back healthy, and Snydergaard is as good as predicted, the Mets will have a darn good rotation in year or two, especially with Citi Field being a pitcher's park.

But those are all big ifs and until then they're still the Mets.
 
2014-04-07 10:59:16 AM

zarberg: If Wheeler develops a wee bit of command, Harvey comes back healthy, and Snydergaard is as good as predicted, the Mets will have a darn good rotation in year or two, especially with Citi Field being a pitcher's park.

But those are all big ifs and until then they're still the Mets.


You forgot the "if" of Parnell rebounding from TJ surgery. He's got a mean heater, but that's his big seller. If he loses a few MPH post-surgery, he's throwing an average fastball. Jake Peavy made a nice rebound, but he did lose the fastball that made him a Cy Young winner.
 
2014-04-07 11:01:09 AM

idesofmarch: Misconduc: idesofmarch: Despite having so many unbelievably whiny biatch fans (like Captain Steroid), I normally have sympathy for the perennially beleaguered Mets, because as far as I'm concerned, New York is New York.  But not with Valverde on the team - fark that douchey diva scumbag.  This being the Mets I don't expect him to get all that many save opportunities, but I look forward to him blowing about 75% of them.

I would like to know just how many blown saves he has, I remember few years ago the whining of Papelbon and Mariano rivera blowing 3-4 per year was enough to start a riot from biatchy little fans. I think most teams would be happy to have less than 5 blown saves a year.

/just curious because I never thought there would be a stat for blown save ops.

In fairness his stats wouldn't say he's as bad as all that.  He saved 9/12 in 2013 and 35/40 in 2012.  He does have some awful stats for the 2012 post-season (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/valvejo01-pitch.shtml) - ERA of 54.0 for both the ALCS and WS, for one thing.

However, I can't imagine him getting better - only worse.  Also, he's a dickbag who needs to get punched in the face all the time.


Between Valverde and Fernando Rodney I dunno who I hate more in MLB right now, these two clowns sit at the top of the list. It must be something with the celebrating attitude, interestingly both are Dominican. Its a shame they are pitchers, I'd love to see who would be the first to throw at them if they were ever in a batters box.
 
2014-04-07 11:18:27 AM

Misconduc: Between Valverde and Fernando Rodney I dunno who I hate more in MLB right now, these two clowns sit at the top of the list. It must be something with the celebrating attitude, interestingly both are Dominican. Its a shame they are pitchers, I'd love to see who would be the first to throw at them if they were ever in a batters box.


Valverde, as awful as he is, will never be even a tenth as heinous as Papelbon.  Though actually, I'm glad that they're pitchers, rather than hitters.  I'm not a fan of hit batsmen as retaliation - but if there's a pitcher I hate, you get to root for people hitting home runs off them. When it comes to Papelbon and Valverde, that happens pretty often.
 
2014-04-07 11:35:58 AM

idesofmarch: Misconduc: Between Valverde and Fernando Rodney I dunno who I hate more in MLB right now, these two clowns sit at the top of the list. It must be something with the celebrating attitude, interestingly both are Dominican. Its a shame they are pitchers, I'd love to see who would be the first to throw at them if they were ever in a batters box.

Valverde, as awful as he is, will never be even a tenth as heinous as Papelbon.  Though actually, I'm glad that they're pitchers, rather than hitters.  I'm not a fan of hit batsmen as retaliation - but if there's a pitcher I hate, you get to root for people hitting home runs off them. When it comes to Papelbon and Valverde, that happens pretty often.


Funny thing is, most Sox fans I know, never liked papelbon - I never understood why exactly - as a Yankee fan he always was decent against the Yankees, only a blown save here or there.
 
2014-04-07 11:42:45 AM

ChrisDe: Mets fans, you will not be entertained.


Oh, he will give them more entertainment than they bargained for.  Up 3 runs in the 9th?  He'll give up a leadoff homer, then walk the next two guys to send blood pressures boiling.
 
2014-04-07 11:47:21 AM

SlothB77: ChrisDe: Mets fans, you will not be entertained.

Oh, he will give them more entertainment than they bargained for.  Up 3 runs in the 9th?  He'll give up a leadoff homer, then walk the next two guys to send blood pressures boiling.


The Mets have had that guy before...his name was Armando Benitez.
 
2014-04-07 11:50:05 AM

Misconduc: I never understood why exactly


because he's a douche
 
2014-04-07 12:24:39 PM
At least all five pitchers in the Mets' rotation are not known scrubs.
 
2014-04-07 01:24:38 PM

idesofmarch: In fairness his stats wouldn't say he's as bad as all that. He saved 9/12 in 2013 and 35/40 in 2012. He does have some awful stats for the 2012 post-season (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/valvejo01-pitch.shtml) - ERA of 54.0 for both the ALCS and WS, for one thing.


The funny thing is, a lot of the times where even he did make the save, he'd give an anxious moment or two.  No lead was ever safe.  Even now, out of reflex, I'm wanting more insurance runs to make this game Valverde-proof.  Now, Phil Coke is a true waste of a roster spot right now, and I have no idea why we brought him back this year.

idesofmarch: Also, he's a dickbag who needs to get punched in the face all the time.


This.  Do your damn job and go home instead of the damn showboating.  It just magnifies your inevitable failures.
 
2014-04-07 02:21:28 PM
A lot of the guys in my office are victims of the double whammy as die hard fans of the Mets AND the Jets. In May they give up on the Mets start talking up football, in November they start talking about baseball.  As a Pats and Red Sox fan I spend a lot of time in my cubicle quietly smirking.
 
2014-04-07 02:40:30 PM

SlothB77: ChrisDe: Mets fans, you will not be entertained.

Oh, he will give them more entertainment than they bargained for.  Up 3 runs in the 9th?  He'll give up a leadoff homer, then walk the next two guys to send blood pressures boiling.


He'll be Braden Looper 2.0.
 
Oak
2014-04-07 04:55:47 PM

SkylineRecords: zarberg: If Wheeler develops a wee bit of command, Harvey comes back healthy, and Snydergaard is as good as predicted, the Mets will have a darn good rotation in year or two, especially with Citi Field being a pitcher's park.

But those are all big ifs and until then they're still the Mets.

You forgot the "if" of Parnell rebounding from TJ surgery. He's got a mean heater, but that's his big seller. If he loses a few MPH post-surgery, he's throwing an average fastball. Jake Peavy made a nice rebound, but he did lose the fastball that made him a Cy Young winner.


Jake Peavy had an entirely different surgery altogether.
 
2014-04-07 05:39:45 PM

Oak: Jake Peavy had an entirely different surgery altogether.


Jake Peavy had an entirely different surgery.
 
2014-04-07 05:55:59 PM
Meh. We've lived through worse. I didn't come into this year expecting much anyway.
 
2014-04-07 07:02:48 PM
Hahahahaha!  You got Valverde?

AAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!    Yeah, enjoy that.
 
2014-04-07 09:02:16 PM
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"and the season's over"
 
2014-04-08 08:22:50 AM

mrjared: SlothB77: ChrisDe: Mets fans, you will not be entertained.

Oh, he will give them more entertainment than they bargained for.  Up 3 runs in the 9th?  He'll give up a leadoff homer, then walk the next two guys to send blood pressures boiling.

The Mets have had that guy before...his name was Armando Benitez.


It's a good thing I wasn't taking a sip of coffee when I read that. My screen would be quite messy right now... you magnificent bastard.

/Fark Benitez
 
2014-04-08 02:55:11 PM

Night Night Cream Puff: mrjared: SlothB77: ChrisDe: Mets fans, you will not be entertained.

Oh, he will give them more entertainment than they bargained for.  Up 3 runs in the 9th?  He'll give up a leadoff homer, then walk the next two guys to send blood pressures boiling.

The Mets have had that guy before...his name was Armando Benitez.

It's a good thing I wasn't taking a sip of coffee when I read that. My screen would be quite messy right now... you magnificent bastard.

/Fark Benitez


Actually, as hard as this is to believe, Benitez had a slew of clean, 3 up 3 down saves.  He was really tough to hit, and put up some great numbers.

But if a game meant anything more than your usual midseason game, such as a series against a rival or a September playoff push or anything in the postseason, Benitez sucked.
 
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