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Jordany Valdespin wasn’t happy about his demotion

Jul 14, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

Jordany Valdespin AP

Mets manager Terry Collins informed outfielder Jordany Valdespin, sitting on a .566 OPS this season, that he was being optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Valdespin, known in the past for being emotional and sometimes immature, did not take the news well. As Jorge Castillo of The Star Ledger describes it, Valdespin threw a temper tantrum:

[…] the exuberant utilityman snapped in anger in the visitors’ clubhouse at PNC Park, yelling furiously while his startled teammates looked on, according to two people who witnessed the episode.

The witnesses requested anonymity to speak freely on the matter.

Bullpen coach Ricky Bones had to calm Valdespin down, according to one witness.

Mike Puma is reporting Valdespin was a bit more colorful than the aforementioned article may lead you to believe.

As the anonymous observer Castillo quoted in his article is right: “you just need to shut up and pack your bags.” Valdespin can hit his way back onto the Mets lineup, just like Ike Davis did.

  1. mookie311 - Jul 14, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Valdespin is looking more and more like the second coming of Lastings Milledge ever day.

    • mookie311 - Jul 14, 2013 at 11:41 PM


  2. sabatimus - Jul 14, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    If someone gets in your face and calls you a c – – ksucker I want you to be nice.

    • drunkenhooliganism - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:48 AM

      At least he didn’t call Collin’s mama a whore.

      • brianincbus - Jul 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM

        Is she?

    • drunkenhooliganism - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      I had planned to name my son Dalton. It was a done deal. But when he was born, he just didn’t look like a Dalton. So I named him Garrett, after Dalton’s mentor.

      He’s five now, someday he’s gonna see that movie and come after me like “The Boy Named Sue” went after his dad.

  3. dondada10 - Jul 14, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Eric Young Jr. >>> Jordany Valdespin.

  4. paperlions - Jul 14, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Ah yes, the “hit your way back to the Mets by riding the PCL park effects train”. How had Davis hit since his return to the Mets? Hint: he’s been horrible….just like he was before.

  5. bringbackkosar - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Would the Mets have liked it better if he had just shrugged his shoulders and said OK…nothing wrong with showing a little fire.

    • anthonyverna - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Have you called your boss that word? I’d like to see what happens in your work space when you “show a little fire”.

  6. sincitybonobo - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    DL with a compressed OPS. The easier your numbers are to replace, the less of a pain in the ass you’d better be. Looks like he missed the memo.

  7. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Apparently Valdespin was overheard saying: “Y’know, David, I might’ve gone with Pedro Alvarez instead of Cuddyer in the Derby.” He learned of the demotion five minutes later. Coincidence?

  8. missthedayswhenwedidnthavetologin - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Now batting for Chunichi Dragons, #1, Jordany Valdespin!

  9. sincitybonobo - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    I met Alderson once and had a very cool conversation with him. That being said, I think pissing him off would be a particularly bad idea. Even with roster expansion, I think JS and I have an equal shot of an AB with the big club.

  10. Last Road Reviews - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    I really dislike JV1. He hasn’t done a thing yet thinks he’s a super star. Celebrates at the most idiotic times. He’s nothing but a punk who is ruining his career. Good riddance. Stay in Vegas

  11. 10ruff10 - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Am I the only one who thinks this guy wasn’t treated properly…that they never liked him? I know he is a hot head and has a bit of an attitude but they should have sent him down long ago and let him shape up in the minors. Teach him a lesson there not n the bench in the big leagues. Instead, he sat in the bench with what seemed like 2 at bats a week. He was the only guy not to play in a 16 inning game, for Pete’s sake. Collins keep jerking his chain by telling the media he would be given a chance at 2b or OF only to be yanked after the “chance” was 3 games. It isn’t easy hitting without consistent at bats. He should be traded. It won’t get better for him in Mets org.

    • louhudson23 - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:51 AM

      Act like a dick,get treated like a dick….nobody likes an asshole,but productive ones tend to be tolerated….

  12. tuberippin - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    This guy is a complete imbecile. Have fun in AAA ball; considering the outburst, you’ll probably be there for a while.

  13. baseballisboring - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:55 AM

    Uhh, yikes, what a child. I do understand (well, can imagine) the frustration, but that kind of behavior is just embarrassing. Good luck making it back to the big leagues…

  14. unclemosesgreen - Jul 15, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Getting sent down sucks – but it’s still better than a HBPiD from Verlander.

  15. 13arod - Jul 15, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    paperlions ike davis did hit his way back he was hitting good in triple -a

    • pdowdy83 - Jul 15, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      What paperlions was referring to is the PCL effect. The Pacific Coast League is a notoriusly hitter friendly league and the Met’s AAA team is stationed in Las Vegas which is the cream of the crop for “hitter’s ballparks.” Yes Ike Davis raked in AAA but he has still been bad (.192/.343/.192 and 3 of his 5 hits came in his first game back) since his call up. It is very hard to evaluate offensive performance there and the Mets should be careful if JV1 all of a sudden gets “hot.”

  16. thinkfirstthenspeak - Jul 15, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    – I’ve never seen Crash so angry. And frankly, sports fans, he used a word that’s a no-no with umpires.
    -Crash must’ve called the guy a cocksucker.
    -Mmmmm. How romantic

  17. thebadguyswon - Jul 15, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    No talent assclown. Good riddance.

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