Can Jordany Valdespin’s walk-off grand slam lead to better things?

Talk about a pick-me up! After an uninspiring first-game effort against the Dodgers on Tuesday and then failing to do much in Matt Harvey’s so-so start(at least by Harvey standards) to begin Wednesday night’s affair, the Mets appeared on the verge of dropping their second straight game to the Dodgers. The Mets were listless offensively [...]

Jordany Valdespin, Mike Baxter to Prove People Wrong

Yes, it’s too early to start judging players and their numbers. The Mets season is only nine games old and some players haven’t rounded into shape just yet. Ike Davis is struggling with the bat and is swinging (and missing) at everything and Collin Cowgill - who got off to a quick start - has [...]

Big opportunity in front of Jordany Valdespin

Earlier today (March 20) on WFAN, Terry Collins was speaking with the media “Sports Pope” of New York, Mike Francesa and hinted that Jordany Valdespin is his leading candidate to be the team’s opening day lead-off hitter. This is what Collins said to Francesa: “Right now, the way Valdespin has been swinging the bat in [...]

Roundtable: How should the Mets deploy Jordany Valdespin?

I reached out to friends in the Mets blogosphere recently to ask the following question: How should the Mets handle Jordany Valdespin for the remainder of 2012 and what is his role for the 2013 team? These people all do great work and their names are hyperlinked to their blogs so please go ahead and [...]

The baseball skills of Ruben Tejada and Jordany Valdespin

I ain’t an athlete lady, I’m a ballplayer.” That’s the famous quote from John Kruk, after a woman questioned his conditioning after seeing him drinking beer and smoking cigarettes at a restaurant during Spring Training one year. Kruk’s listed height and weight over at Baseball-Reference is 5’10, 170. The former is likely right, the latter [...]

Somehow, someway the Mets need to get Jordany Valdespin regular playing time

Everybody’s favorite pinch and clutch hitter extraordinaire-and always the man right now-Jordany Valdespin, deserves a better fate than by being just a platoon/matchups type player. Valdespin has proven he has the appropriate feel and moxie for the game and right now the stats are showing it. As of Friday, July 27 Valdespin is sporting a [...]

Mets should sell high on Jordany Valdespin

In the last game before the All-Star break, the Mets trotted Jordany Valdespin out to center field, where he made several nice running catches and did not look too much like a guy playing out of position. He went 1-for-3 in the game and now has a .257/.297/.529 slash line. He’s come up with some [...]

Jordany Valdespin: “I’m the man right now!”

If you live in the New York area and listen to the “Boomer and Carton Show” on WFAN, then you may know that they like to play a certain sound bite when talking about the Mets’ utility player Jordany Valdespin. That being: “I’m the man right now!” Here is a link for a primer. Those [...]

Wright injury could open door for Valdespin

After storming out of the gate 4-0, the Mets built a lot of goodwill among its fanbase that maybe some good news was in store for the faithful this summer. However, after two straight losses on top of David Wright suffering from a fractured pinkie, a lot of people are ready to push the panic [...]

Does Jordany Valdespin offer the most upside at 2B?

Earlier this weekend I was chatting with my friend the Rotoprofessor and he made an off the cuff remark that caught me by surprise. Basically, he said that if the Mets look at second base as primarily an offensive position, then of the options that the club has at second base, that Jordany Valdespin had [...]

Mets Minors: End of season wrap-up

The regular season for Mets minor leaguers ended on Labor Day and the Class A St. Lucie Mets were eliminated in the championship series of the Florida State League playoffs and Savannah is one win away from a low Class A title in the South Atlantic League. With the offseason quickly approaching, now is a [...]