Ever since Jordany Valdespin has been with the New York Mets, he has been nothing but a problem in the locker room.
It has been said that Valdespin got along with absolutely no one when he was up with the club and even sat alone on the plane during road trips. All because Valdespin got a few clutch hits, he thought he was hot stuff and acted like a self absorbed All-Star, and the Mets players and coaches could not stand that about him.
It even got to the point that when the Pittsburgh Pirates beaned Valdespin because of him admiring a home run in the ninth inning in the game before, Mets manager Terry Collins and all the players seemed to condone and even congratulate the Pirates for hitting their own player — something totally unheard of in the sport.
Then, when Valdespin was eventually sent down to the minors, he threw a temper tantrum in the locker room and supposedly threw equipment and cursed out Collins before stormed out.
After a few weeks of him being in the minors, the Mets suffered some injuries at the major league level and Valdespin felt like he should be the man called up. He wasn’t. So Valdespin thought it would be professional to stomp his feet and storm around like a baby in Triple-A trying to get his way.
Well, just a few days later MLB has suspended Valdespin for 50 games for using performance-enhancing drugs.
I was a little shocked because I had not heard his name mentioned before in the Biogenesis reports, but all in all, karma has paid back Valdespin for all of the unprofessional showboating and temper tantrums.
He got what he deserved.