Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.
The Mets’ continuing struggles at the plate have spurred conversation about bringing in the fences at Citi Field for a second time in the short history of the Mets’ new ballpark.
Terry Collins probably said it best after Monday’s brutal loss and subsequent firing of hitting coach Dave Hudgens: “S— happens.” But then again, a lot of #*!@ happens to these Mets.
Gaby Sanchez tagged the Mets again, delivering a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning and a tiebreaking single in the ninth that started the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-3, come-from-behind victory over New York on Monday.
The Mets fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens and cut reliever Jose Valverde after a 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Minor league hitting coordinator Lamar Johnson will take over for Hudgens.
It seems like the Mets are determined to exhaust every possible option on their roster to find a closer. Jeurys Familia may be the next in line.
Valverde got the job when Bobby Parnell went down with an elbow injury after blowing a save on opening day.
The New York Mets bounced back after being swept by the Washington Nationals to take two of three from the Cincinnati Reds on their first homestand of the season.
Only the most optimistic would call the Mets “star-crossed.” Given the way they started the season, the more realistic among us might downgrade that assessment to “train wreck.”
Already quite thin on experience in the bullpen, the Mets said Tuesday that closer Bobby Parnell has a partial ligament tear in his pitching elbow.
And I picked this team to win 84 games. Who am I kidding? Probably myself.
Where does Jenrry Mejia fit with the Mets? At this point it’s a mystery, but manager Terry Collins says he expects him to be a valuable addition no matter what his role is.
The reliever has received an invitation to major-league spring training. If he makes the club, the 35-year-old will make $1 million, according to WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
The 22-year-old right-hander dominated three levels of the minors last year, earning Detroit’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award.
It seems unlikely that the Mets will sign Jose Valverde to join their bullpen.