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Top 5 MLB Closer Celebrations

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.

07/21/2014

Jose Valverde #47 hands the ball to manager Terry Collins #10. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notes: Struggling Offense, Another Pitcher Gone And More

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.

05/27/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Firings, Brutal Losses — Yep, $@*# Happens

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.

05/27/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Waste DeGrom’s Strong Start, Suffer Yet Another Brutal Loss

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.

05/27/2014

Jose Valverde (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mets Fire Hitting Coach Dave Hudgens, Release Jose Valverde

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.

05/26/2014

Mets reliever Jeurys Familia delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves on April 18, 2014, at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets’ Musical Closers May Continue This Week Against The Yankees

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.

05/12/2014

Kyle Farnsworth was named the new Mets closer April 20, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Mets Replace Jose Valverde With Kyle Farnsworth As Closer

Valverde got the job when Bobby Parnell went down with an elbow injury after blowing a save on opening day.

04/20/2014

Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets celebrates his game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on April 5, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei: Ike’s Walk-Off Slam, Valverde’s 1st Save And More Mets Notes

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.

04/07/2014

Bobby Parnell (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: Bobby Parnell Goes Down, And That’s Just The Mets’ Luck

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.”

04/02/2014

Mets closer Bobby Parnell sends the ball back to first in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Announce Closer Parnell Has Partially Torn Elbow Ligament

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.

04/01/2014

Mets reliever John Lannan reacts as Anthony Rendon of the Nationals rounds third in the 10th inning during Opening Day on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Coleman: Still 90 And Counting After Mets’ Bullpen Blows Opening Day

And I picked this team to win 84 games. Who am I kidding? Probably myself.

04/01/2014

Jenrry Mejia (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Collins: Mejia May Best Serve The Mets Out Of The Bullpen

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.

02/18/2014

Jose Valverde (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Mets Sign Former Elite Closer Jose Valverde To Minor-League Deal

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.

02/12/2014

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Tigers Relying On Bruce Rondon To Bolster Back Of Bullpen

The 22-year-old right-hander dominated three levels of the minors last year, earning Detroit’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award.

03/07/2013

Jose Valverde (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Report: Jose Valverde Not Likely To Sign With Mets

It seems unlikely that the Mets will sign Jose Valverde to join their bullpen.

02/18/2013

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