Jump n’ The Saddle

73I thought we’d seen the last of Nelson Figueroa, but back he came Wednesday night as reinforcement for a Met bullpen that also looking like it might never recover. His recall forced Argenis Reyes to head back to New Orleans, though it is certain he will back when rosters expand Monday.

Also returning is catcher Robinson Cancel, activated as Ramon Castro hits the DL with a quad strain. How did Cancel ever get ahead of Raul Casanova (hitting well in New Orleans) in the pecking order among lumpy veteran backup catchers?

Speaking of veteran longshots, lefty reliever Ricardo Rincon has been returned to the Mets organization after spending the summer on loan to the Mexico City Reds. Rincon, noted for having worn No. 73 wherever he’s pitched, joins the list of candidates to join the beleaguered bullpen as well.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Gordon Handler (not verified) on Thu, 08/28/2008 – 11:50am.
    Could there be a fight over this uni number? Rumor has it that Kenny Rogers is available.

    I don’t think the Mets will

    Submitted by Dave Mackey (not verified) on Thu, 08/28/2008 – 12:32pm.
    I don’t think the Mets will be bringing back Kenny Rogers – who proves you’re only as good as your last outing – ever.

    Robinson Cancel. Raul Casanova. Ramon Castro. Shame the Mets don’t have RC Cola as a sponsor any more.

    Reminds me of the early 80s

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Thu, 08/28/2008 – 2:20pm.
    Reminds me of the early 80s when the bottom of the Mets’ order was a JO festival–Junior Ortiz, Jose Oquendo, Jesse Orosco.

    Rick Cerone, where are you?

    Submitted by Gordon Handler (not verified) on Thu, 08/28/2008 – 3:19pm.
    Rick Cerone, where are you?

    Rogers is 43 years old and

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Thu, 08/28/2008 – 4:54pm.
    Rogers is 43 years old and having a bad year, otherwise I’d be on board with his coming back, and he probably wouldn’t be available. But I don’t hold Game 6 again him any more and probably less than I would leiter, Franco or Benitez. Rickey Henderson got a lot more shit than he deserved for that one too!

    Nine men in…. Some of

    Submitted by Gene F. on Sun, 08/31/2008 – 1:30pm.
    Nine men in….

    Some of these are numbers they already have, but here are my predictions for the call-ups. Let’s hear everyone else’s thoughts.

    New or changed:
    Jon Niese, LHP — 22
    Bobby Parnell, RHP — 44
    Al Reyes, RHP — 29
    Gustavo Molina, C – 30
    Ricardo Rincon, LHP — 73
    Ramon Martinez, INF – 12

    Carlos Muniz, RHP – 32
    Argenis Reyes, INF — 4
    Marlon Anderson, INF/OF — 9

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