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Jordany Valdespin continues to make enemies

Aug 2, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

Jordany Valdespin AP

Mets 51s outfielder Jordany Valdespin has made a name for himself in his still-young baseball career by being exuberant and brash, no matter if he is in the Majors or toiling away in the Minors. In May, he upset the Pirates by showboating a home run with his team down 7-1. A few weeks ago, he threw a temper tantrum after learning he was being demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas.

His latest incident involved some more showboating, and now he’s been suspended three games for his role in a bench-clearing brawl stemming from his showmanship.

Via Metsblog:

Wally Backman, Jordany Valdespin and Armando Rodriguez were issued suspensions by the Pacific Coast League for their part in a bench-clearing incident earlier this week in Las Vegas, the 51s and the league both confirmed to MetsBlog.


On Monday night in Las Vegas, Valdespin hit a three-run home run in the second game of a doubleheader against the Sacramento River Cats.

Valdespin watched his home run, and carried his bat halfway down the first base line, before dropping it and rounding the bases.

Later in the game, River Cats pitcher Brian Gordon threw inside at Valdespin, hitting him in the hand. Gordon was issued a warning by home plate umpire Greg Stanzak. In the top of the next inning, Rodriguez threw at Sacramento’s Grant Green, hitting him. He and Rodriguez exchanged words as Green walked up the first base line, which triggered the benches to clear.

The Mets have been openly critical of Valdespin’s antics in the past. He seems eager to find out exactly how much rope he’ll be given.

  1. mybrunoblog - Aug 2, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Valdespin should get used to triple A baseball because he won’t see Citi Field until he starts acting like a professional.

    • fanofevilempire - Aug 2, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      when Manny did the Cadillac they never wanted to fight him, I wonder why.

  2. detroitfanatic - Aug 2, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    I can’t wait to read about this on fearlessleader’s blog.

    • fearlessleader - Aug 2, 2013 at 10:04 PM

      Enough, detroitfanatic. This is starting to feel creepy.

    • lookoutformastodons - Aug 2, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      Dude, let it go.

      • detroitfanatic - Aug 2, 2013 at 11:56 PM

        Let your non-sexist, non-homophobic comments (well, a tiny snippet) get posted on a site devoted to sexism and homophobia and then see how you feel. It’s not a good feeling to be called an “almost allie” against rape.

        “You know what else is really sad? Being raped. In fact, it’s even sadder to me than being the rapist.”

        That was a really shitty retort to what I actually said fearless.

      • bigmeechy74 - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM

        I missed the boat on this one. care to fill me in? What are they talking about?

  3. mantastic54 - Aug 2, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    I feel like something is missing from this story. Valdespin was hot dogging after a Hr, he got hit, then Rodriguez hits green and Rodriguez and green argue. How does Valdespin get suspended 3 games for hot dogging?

    • sfbookreviews - Aug 3, 2013 at 3:07 AM

      Had you read the story that was linked, you would have seen that 5 people were all suspended for their actions DURING the ensuing dust-up. The suspension itself has nothing to do with his home run antics.

  4. alexo0 - Aug 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Enough rope to hang himself, it seems.

    Sounds like he’s still pissed off over taking a ball to the groin. Remember that, Jordany? You clown.

    • detroitfanatic - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

      Watch what you say about hanging yourself. That can be taken out of context and posted to someone else’s blog to make you look really, really bad.

      • Kevin S. - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

        Seriously, get the fuck over yourself. Your comments were given more deference than they deserved, and you’re acting like you’ve been drawn and quartered.

      • detroitfanatic - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:53 AM

        She went after the Phillie Phanatic, then the entire HBT community:

        Not before going after an innocent man here though

      • yahmule - Aug 3, 2013 at 3:49 AM

        Who’s making you look bad now?

      • Kevin S. - Aug 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

        Rational, sane people would consider her comments in all of those cases entirely fair. You, in your pathological mania, can’t seem to realize that people who actually click on the links will realize your characterizations of her comments are completely off base. Quit now.

  5. Russell Cecala Jr - Aug 2, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Not a good sign from a young player. Showboating is something that shouldn’t be tolerated out of a young player like he is. Triple A will be where he will see a majority of his playing time if he doesn’t figure his act out.

    • bronco58lb - Aug 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      I can see why an actual ballplayer would take offense to Valdespin’s antics, but I welcome it as a fan. Too much grab-ass going on these days between rival players. I want to see a guy rub it in and incite a brawl. Bring back the bench jockeys while we are at it.

      • Russell Cecala Jr - Aug 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM

        Ya but when your’e losing 7-1 and showboat about your solo home run thats just idiotic in my opinion. I agree there should be more edginess in the game, but players need to know when to draw the line.

  6. weaselpuppy - Aug 2, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Just send Verlander back to finish the job….

  7. 13arod - Aug 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Why cant we just get along

  8. jimeejohnson - Aug 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Don’t you know that it’s not his fault; it’s the fault of machismo, which means arrogance in Spanish.

  9. jrfstl - Aug 4, 2013 at 4:49 AM

    I echo the post by Kevin S. and wonder why it’s so dreadfully important to you to vilify fearlessleader. If this is the best you can do, I think you’ve neatly proven that your premise is horseshit at best. Your persistence is disturbing and the site moderators have been notified. Quit now.

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