The Mets released a statement following MLB’s decision to suspend Jordany Valdespin and Cesar Puello for their roles in the Biogenesis scandal. Here it is, in full:
We have and continue to support Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Testing program.
Should we really be surprised by the Mets lack of reaction? When do they ever really say anything to the fans?
Perhaps the Mets just don’t care. Jordany Valdespin’s Mets career was likely over before any of this happened, anyway. His continued behavioral problems combined with his lack of production at the plate doomed him. So much for the benefits of PEDs!
It was a surprise that Valdespin was involved, since his name has never come up in media reports about the scandal.
As for Puello, after signing with the Mets as a 17-year-old and spending six years in the organization, he was finally playing up to his potential, batting .328 with 16 home runs and 73 RBIs in Double-A this season. So this has to be a disappointment to the outfield-starved Mets.
In any case, these two guys are now gone, and in Jordany Valdespin’s case, never to be seen again in Flushing.