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April 22, 2014

Closer to Me

Week Four

by Mauricio Rubio


New York Mets
We’re all guilty of trying to hold on for too long at some point in our lives. Maybe it was a relationship that should have ended but instead lingered—even though we knew the process and personnel would yield obvious and painful results.

Enter the Mets and Jose Valverde, who finally lost his job after a particularly bad series of meltdowns that led Terry Collins to go in a different direction. I picked up Valverde in a few leagues, so I know the pain some of you are feeling. If we’re being honest, however, we all knew this was coming.

Valverde’s pitch usage was noticeably different from his heyday as a valuable reliever with annoying histrionics. The splitter stopped splitting, the fastball remained straight and true, and opposing hitters just destroyed him over the past two years.

Who knows what Kyle Farnsworth will bring to the table for the Mets. I know that I was willing to bid $30 worth of FAAB on him, and I think he has a decent chance at sticking around for a while. Recently, a Twitter user asked me if I would take the over or under on Farnsworth closing for a month.

I took the over, but my confidence in that bet is shaky at best.

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