The Mets made a rare double-switch today when they released 11-year veteran pitcher Jose Valverde and axed their hitting coach.
This is the picture of the season. This jersey should be in Cooperstown. When you walk into the Hall of Fame—No! The Library of Congress—you should be greeted by a life-sized bronze sculpture of Jose Valverde and his hot dog jersey, because it's a goddamned national treasure.
The Detroit Tigers just defeated the New York Yankees 3-2 in Game Five of their ALDS. Alex Rodriguez struck out swinging to end the game. Poor thing.
Terror, terror! Everybody's made a big stink about how terrifying Detroit's ace, Justin Verlander, is. We, of course, agree: nine strikeouts, two walks, and six hits per nine is plenty terrifying. And everyone's made a similar stink about how un-terrifying Detroit's other starters—Doug Fister, Max Scherzer, and Rick…