Watching the Ships Roll In

17So, Tim Redding? Wore No. 17 in Washington last season, but as the kind of guy destined to surrender the No. 5 starter duties at some point, I’m not sure he has the juice to dictate his own digit. I suppoose its possible now that Fernando Tatis does, if for some reason he’d prefer something other than 17, but that’s speculation we’re going to have to wait until spring training to test.

Welcome Abordick, Tim.

Once again, the Mystery Men:



Kunz/Knight (they both most recently wore No. 44)


Putz/H. Johnson (Putz posed in 40, but as yet isn;t listed as such on the official roster






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The Mets have to be smarting still from the beating Paul Lukas administered on Page 2 the other day. The subject? The butt-ugly sleeve patch correctly identified as the worst in baseball history,headed to their uniforms this year.

It’s not too late, Mets. Please.

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Ken Davidoff of Newsday notes that David Wright will wear No. 4, not No. 5, as part of the World Baseball Classic team this year. That’s because skipper Davey Johnson wears 5. Well, of course he does.

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Congratualtions, Rickey.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by SteveJRogers (not verified) on Mon, 01/12/2009 – 5:17pm.
    Why wouldn’t I be surprised if Bobby Valentine (or any other skipper known for #2) was the USA skipper you know who would not acquiesce to the elder fellow who is the boss for the duration of the tournament!

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    I think Davey has worn #15

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Mon, 01/12/2009 – 6:10pm.
    I think Davey has worn #15 more often than #5…

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    In the Video on the mets

    Submitted by Rich (not verified) on Mon, 01/12/2009 – 9:08pm.
    In the Video on the mets website…the interview has Redding in #44

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    So he is. Thanks!

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Mon, 01/12/2009 – 10:12pm.
    So he is. Thanks!

    delete edit reply report to Mollom

    Submitted by jbarrie on Tue, 02/24/2009 – 7:17pm.
    jbarrie Please change the name for #14 to Hodges, not Hodes, for Chrissake!

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