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Apr 21, 2014
KFFL
New York Mets manager Terry Collins told RP Jose Valverde that he wants him to ...
Apr 20, 2014
Rotoworld
Jose Valverde earned his first win of the season after pitching a scoreless 14th inning on Sunday.
New York Post 14 hours ago

Like Farnsworth, Valverde must find new ways to get hitters out

Kyle Farnsworth already is embracing what Terry Collins is trying to convince Jose Valverde to do. The Mets manager had a recent heart-to-heart with his former closer and told Valverde...

Who is Mets' best young closing option?

Kyle Farnsworth has replaced Jose Valverde as closer, but that's only a short-term fix.NEW YORK -- Kyle Farnsworth will handle the closing duties in the short term with Jose Valverde having been deposed from the role. But clearly Farnworth is not the long-term answer. So unless the Mets sign free-agent Joel Hanrahan, who auditioned for clubs last week as he returns from Tommy John surgery, who is most equipped to handle the Mets' closing?
Mets 360 Apr 20, 2014

Kyle Farnsworth, the next bad Mets closer

Mets’ fill-in closer Jose Valverde has been awful over his last three appearances. During that span of just three innings, he’s given up 8 runs (5 earned) on six hits. Four of those hits were home runs. It’s almost like he’s no longer a viable, high-leverage closer. Who would’ve thought it? Except for the Tigers, who released him after multiple failed attempts at reviving his closer role with the team. Also, all of the other teams that didn’t sign him this off-season probably had an accurate reading on what he had left in the tank. To be fair, Valverde wasn’t signed to be the...
Rotoworld Apr 20, 2014

Valverde earns first win with scoreless 14th - Jose Valverde (R) New York Mets

Jose Valverde earned his first win of the season after pitching a scoreless 14th inning on Sunday.
New York Post Apr 20, 2014

Valverde out, Farnsworth in as Mets closer

The Mets didn’t even make it through April without having to change two of their most important positions, taking Jose Valverde out of the closer role after he became a...

Farnsworth to close; Granderson moved up

NEW YORK –Kyle Farnsworth will replace Jose Valverde as the Mets closer, according to manager Terry Collins. Valverde has allowed eight runs in his last three outings. “I know he’s still got stuff to get people out. I want him …
MetsBlog Apr 20, 2014

Jose Valverde in jeopardy of losing closer role

Jose Valverde gave up a three-run home run to Justin Upton in the ninth inning Saturday. He has allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. Terry Collins later admitted to media that he is considering replacing Valverde as the team’s closer. Collins said he intends to address the situation before Sunday’s series finale against the Braves. “When we’ve […]

Granderson, Valverde roles about to change

NEW YORK -- It could have been one of the best wins of the season, a game that would have been replayed for years on SNY. Instead, there's this: By Sunday morning, the New York Mets could have a new cleanup hitter and a new closer. Is that good? Saturday night's 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves wasn't even that bad a game for the Mets, who knocked Braves closer Craig Kimbrel out and nearly beat him in the ninth inning. But it was another terrible game for Curtis Granderson, the $60 million cleanup man, and for Jose Valverde, the fill-in closer.
New York Post Apr 19, 2014

Serby’s Sunday Q&A with…Jose Valverde

Steve Serby sits down for some a Q&A chat with Jose Valverde, the Mets mercurial closer: Q: When you go crazy on the mound after a save, what are you...
MetsBlog Apr 17, 2014

Valverde is still the closer

Jose Valverde allowed two home runs in the ninth inning Wednesday against the D-Backs. Terry Collins later said Valverde will continue to be his closer. Valverde let up three earned runs in his previous start, blowing a save opportunity against the Angels.
New York Post Apr 17, 2014

Jose Valverde making the Mets sweat

PHOENIX — Jose Valverde is going to give his manager a few ulcers at this rate. The veteran closer was summoned to protect a five-run lead in the ninth inning...

TC says he'll stick with Valverde as closer

PHOENIX -- Jose Valverde has now surrendered homers to three of the last eight batters he has faced. Jose Valverde #47 RPNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM7 W0 L0 BB2 K9 ERA6.14 Still, Collins unequivocally said after Valverde's lackluster showing Wednesday that if there is a one-run lead Friday against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Valverde will be inserted for that save situation. Valverde, working with a five-run lead in the ninth, surrendered inning-opening homers to Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt, forcing Collins to have Carlos Torres and Daisuke Matsuzaka up in the bullpen.
KFFL Apr 16, 2014

Mets | Jose Valverde still the closer

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said RP Jose Valverde remains the team's closer after ...
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 15, 2014

Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth, back end of Mets bullpen, relying on command not velocity

Though vanishing velocity naturally comes with age, Valverde said he has also made a conscious decision to pitch differently. Instead of trying to throw as hard as he can, as he once did, he is prioritizing command.

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