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07:10 AM ET 07.15 | Jordany Valdespin's temper flared again over the weekend, and somewhat spectacularly. When manager Terry Collins informed [Valdespin] that the Mets had decided to option him to Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday night, the exuberant utilityman snapped in anger in the visitors clubhouse at PNC Park, yelling furiously while his startled teammates looked on, according to two people who witnessed the episode. ... Bullpen coach Ricky Bones had to calm Valdespin down, according to one witness. "He???s not helping himself," one person said of Valdespin. "Everyone gets upset when that happens, but you just need to shut up and pack your bags." Valdespin had a similar incident last season as a rookie, when he became furious after teammates played a prank on him in San Francisco.

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July 15, 2013  07:21 AM ET

A childish tantrum.

July 15, 2013  07:51 AM ET

Wah! Baby. Go to the minors already.

July 15, 2013  08:00 AM ET

LOL!! HA said this guy was a tool.

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July 15, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Ruh roh.

July 15, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

No one likes him, it's kinda funny. They've tried to help him out but he still throws these fits. Wonder if he's wearing his shredded t shirt to the minors?

I didn't know he was a rook last season... I thought he had a little age on him.

July 15, 2013  08:51 AM ET

A man-boy batting a cool buck 88 needs to think the man upstairs that he is going to Triple A not being release.

July 15, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Wonder if he's wearing his shredded t shirt to the minors?

A Bieber shirt?

July 15, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Meet the Mess, meet the Mess,
Head for the park and greet the Mess.
Hot dogs, green grass all out at Shea,
Guaranteed to have a heck of a day.
Because those Mess are really rockin' that ball,
Hittin' those home runs over the wall.
Long Island, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Queens, Uptown and Down,
Let's Go Mess: that's the cheer all over New York town.

July 15, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

A man-boy batting a cool buck 88 needs to think the man upstairs that he is going to Triple A not being release.

There ya go.

July 15, 2013  10:11 AM ET

.188/.250/.316/.566

With a slash line like that, he's lucky he's with the Mets or he probably wouldn't even be triple A.

If I were the Mets, after batting that poorly and then throwing a tantrum when demoted, I would release him on the spot and have security escort him off the property.

July 15, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

There ya go.

Yep

July 15, 2013  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

.188/.250/.316/.566With a slash line like that, he's lucky he's with the Mets or he probably wouldn't even be triple A.If I were the Mets, after batting that poorly and then throwing a tantrum when demoted, I would release him on the spot and have security escort him off the property.

Nahhh - for every tirade - send him to the next level down.....

July 15, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

.188/.250/.316/.566With a slash line like that, he's lucky he's with the Mets or he probably wouldn't even be triple A.If I were the Mets, after batting that poorly and then throwing a tantrum when demoted, I would release him on the spot and have security escort him off the property.

Nahhhh..... every tirade - move him another level down..... that'll get the point across

July 15, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Enjoy the bus ride and Motel 6 room service.

July 15, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Nahhhh..... every tirade - move him another level down..... that'll get the point across

They better hope he doesn't go postal while he's on the journey.

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July 15, 2013  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

.188/.250/.316/.566With a slash line like that, he's lucky he's with the Mets or he probably wouldn't even be triple A.If I were the Mets, after batting that poorly and then throwing a tantrum when demoted, I would release him on the spot and have security escort him off the property.

Being only demoted with those numbers is rather miraculous. I think I might be able to hit .188.

 
July 15, 2013  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Enjoy the bus ride and Motel 6 room service.

"We'll leave the light on for ya"

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