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.
Mets' Musical Closers May Continue This Week Against The YankeesIt 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.
Mets Replace Jose Valverde With Kyle Farnsworth As CloserValverde got the job when Bobby Parnell went down with an elbow injury after blowing a save on opening day.
Schwei: Ike's Walk-Off Slam, Valverde's 1st Save And More Mets NotesThe 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.
Palladino: Bobby Parnell Goes Down, And That's Just The Mets' LuckOnly 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.”
Mets Announce Closer Parnell Has Partially Torn Elbow LigamentAlready quite thin on experience in the bullpen, the Mets said Tuesday that closer Bobby Parnell has a partial ligament tear in his pitching elbow.
Coleman: Still 90 And Counting After Mets' Bullpen Blows Opening DayAnd I picked this team to win 84 games. Who am I kidding? Probably myself.
Collins: Mejia May Best Serve The Mets Out Of The BullpenWhere 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.