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Jose Valverde

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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

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 26: Jose Valverde #47 of the New York Mets hands the ball to manager Terry Collins #10 as he leaves a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth inning at Citi Field on May 26, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Fire Hitting Coach Hudgens After Loss; Cut Valverde

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had to hear the booing at Citi Field throughout a miserable homestand.

97.1 The Ticket–05/27/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Bobby Parnell #39 of the New York Mets deliver a pitch in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves on July 23, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets’ Parnell Has Partially Torn Elbow Ligament

Mets closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn elbow ligament after just 25 pitches this season and might need surgery.

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 27:  Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth inning of an interleague game at Comerica Park on May 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Valverde recorded his sixth save of the season in a 6-5 win. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Valverde, Mets Agree To Minor League Contract

Right-hander Jose Valverde and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract.

97.1 The Ticket–02/12/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the 9th inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Want Joe Nathan Or Brian Wilson, Expect Drew Smyly To Be Starter

Just as they did during this season, the Detroit Tigers are trying to build a better bullpen.

CBS Detroit–11/13/2013

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 18: Francisco Rodriguez #57 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches in the top of the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Miller Park on July 18, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Tigers Showing Interest In Francisco Rodriguez

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez could be the answer for an ailing Detroit Tigers bullpen.

CBS Detroit–07/22/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 27:  Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth inning of an interleague game at Comerica Park on May 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Valverde recorded his sixth save of the season in a 6-5 win. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Jose Valverde Is Now The ‘Big Hot Dog’

On Saturday, the Toledo Mud Hens rolled out one of the more unique baseball jersey’s I have ever seen.

97.1 The Ticket–07/09/2013

Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers

Five Positives From The Tiger’s Series Against The Angels

It was three games of unwatchable baseball, unless you’re an Angels fan—the offense underperformed when it mattered, the bullpen was atrocious and Rick Porcello looked like the Rick Porcello we’ve known for the last two years.

97.1 The Ticket–06/28/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 12:  Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on May 12, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Valverde gave up the tying run for his first blown save in the Indians 4-3 win over the Tigers. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Jose Valverde Accepts Triple-A Assignment

Detroit Tigers fans may not have seen the last of Jose Valverde after all.

CBS Detroit–06/27/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 4:  Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on June 4, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Depth Could Jeopardize Postseason Run

Clearly, the Detroit Tigers have some solid relief pitchers. The question is whether they have enough.

CBS Detroit–06/24/2013

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