New Rosters (updated)

Thanks to several contributors who pointed out the news that the Mets sometime on Friday updated the roster on the web site with new number assignments, some of them quite interesting.

There’s a lot of new numbers and names to align, so let’s just go numerically on up the line. I’llbold the changes and newbies and add commentary where necessary:

 

1 Luis Casillo, 2B

2 Sandy Alomar Sr. (coach)

Cory Sullivan, OF

— I’d have guessed this number would have gone to Alex Cora

4 Robinson Cancel, C

5 David Wright, 3B

6 Nick Evans, OF

7 Jose Reyes, SS

8 Vacant

— For yet another season.

9 Marlon Anderson

10 Andy Green, INF

— Lowest number for an NRI. Most recently belonged to Endy Chavez.

11 Ramon Castro, C

12 Alex Cora, INF

— Interesting that they gave away Willie Randolph’s jersey so quickly

13 Billy Wagner, P

14 Retired (Gil Hodes)

15 Carlos Beltran, OF

16 Angel Pagan, OF

17 Fernando Tatis

18 Jeremy Reed, OF

— A former No. 8 with Seattle, further evidence it remains unavailable to Mets yet still unretired

19 Ryan Church, OF

20 Howard Johnson, coach

— I’d have bet big that HoJo would change for Putz but no

21 Carlos Delgado, 1B

22 JJ Putz, RP

— He changed from the 40 he modeled at the press conference after all, just not to the number we suspected. Our last 22 was infielder Ramon Martinez, the would-be hero of 2008’s final week.

23 Brian Schneider, C

24 Vacant

— For now?

25 Pedro Feliciano, P

26 Rob Mackowiak, OF

— Would be first since Orlando Hernandez and his bunion

27 Nelson Figueroa, P

28 Daniel Murphy, OF

29 Connor Robertson, P

— Four players wore it last year (Sosa, Aguila, Phillips, Molina)

30 Rocky Cherry, P

— I hope this guy is good enough to make the squad

31 Vacant

— Awaiting retirement

32 Carlos Muniz, P

33 John Maine, P

34 Mike Pelfrey, P

35 Brandon Knight, P

— This would be Knight’s third different number in as many appearances with the Mets if he can crack the squad. Most recently belonged to Joe Smith

36 Darren O’Day

— Issued twice last year (Willie Collazo, Al Reyes) but never appeared

37 Retired

38 Tom Martin

–Wore 34 as a Met in 2001

39 Bobby Parnell

40 Eddie Kunz

— Most recently in 44

41 Retired

42 Retired

43 Brian Stokes

44 Tim Redding

45 Vacant

— For Pedro?

46 Vacant

— For Ollie?

47 Casey Fossum, P

— Would be first issue since Glavine

48 Sean Green, P

— Makes the Hielman trade a DUD (Del Unser Deal, or Uni-Swap)

49 Jonathon Niese, P

50 Duaner Sanchez, P

51 Vacant

— Probably, a coach

52 Vacant

— Probably, a coach

53 Jerry Manuel, Manager

— I thought dropping the interim tag might lead him to choosing his own

54 Dave Racianello, coach

55 Vacant

— Probably, a coach

56 Freddy Garcia

— As noted, a 34 everywhere else

57 Johan Santana, P

58 Sandy Alomar Jr., coach

59 Dan Warthen, coach

60 Vacant

61 Livan Hernandez, P

62 Bobby Keilty, OF

63 Michel Abreu, 1B

64 Vacant

65 Kyle Snyder, P

66 Matt DeSalvo, P

67 Fernando Martinez, OF

— Lowest of the real prospects

68 Heriberto Ruelas, P

— Never heard of him until just now

69 Vacant

70 Jon Switzer, P

71 Toby Stoner, P

72 Adam Bostick, P

73 Dillon Gee, P

74 Vacant

75 Francisco Rodriguez, P

76 Omir Santos, C

77 Rene Rivera, C

78 Josh Thole, C

79 Jose Coronado, INF

**

99 Jose Valentin, 2B

Unassigned numbers: Ps Michal Antonini, Tony Armas; Valerio De Los Santos; infielder Ramon Martinez (he’s back); coaches Razor Shines, Luis Alicea, and Randy Niemann.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Dennis (not verified) on Sat, 01/31/2009 – 7:40am.
    You forgot #57 – Johan Santana

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    Also unassigned: coaches

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Sat, 01/31/2009 – 9:38am.
    Also unassigned: coaches Razor Shines, Luis Alicea, and Randy Niemann.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    Thanks!

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Sat, 01/31/2009 – 12:35pm.
    Thanks!

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    >> 26 Rob Mackowiak, OF —

    Submitted by Gene F. on Sat, 01/31/2009 – 3:06pm.
    >> 26 Rob Mackowiak, OF
    — Would be first since Orlando Hernandez and his bunion << I think Hernandez wore 26, and the bunion wore 10 1/2 EEE. Let's get 24 on Manny already. delete edit reply report to Mollom Note Robinson Cancel is Submitted by Dave Mackey (not verified) on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 3:27pm. Note Robinson Cancel is going back to 4 after spending the second half of the season in 40 due to a conflict with Argenis Reyes. delete edit reply report to Mollom - Figueroa is 27 (he is Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 02/01/2009 - 2:45pm. - Figueroa is 27 (he is listed twice on mets.com, but one of the listings has the number) - Despite mets.com stating otherwise, Sandy Alomar Jr. is 58 (he wore it last year) - 59 is Dan Warthen - 63 is Michel Abreu - 71 is Tobi Stoner My guesses: - Niemann takes 52 (wore it in a previous stint) - 51 and 55 go to Alicea and Shines - 60 or 62 goes to batting practice pitcher Juan Lopez - the remaining of 60 and 62, plus 61 and 64 go to Kielty, De Los Santos, and Armas - 74 goes to Antonini delete edit reply report to Mollom I have said it before and Submitted by Adam (not verified) on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 4:17pm. I have said it before and got ridiculed by several other posters. Mets or Charlie Samuels (in this case they are one in the same) are holding number 8 out in the expectation that one day they will retire Gary Carter's number as a Met. They stopped issuing this number when he started getting closer and closer to election in Cooperstown. Wouldn't be surprised if Fossum does not end up with a different number if he eventually makes the big league team in honor of Glavine whom the Wilpon's always had a man-crush on. delete edit reply report to Mollom Dust off #46... Looks like Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 6:13pm. Dust off #46... Looks like Perez is back. delete edit reply report to Mollom I think HoJo will give JJ Submitted by keith (not verified) on Sat, 02/07/2009 - 4:58pm. I think HoJo will give JJ Putz #20 when the season start. Welcoming him to NY. Its not like HoJo to keep it from a star player. ( I would think ) delete edit reply report to Mollom Thanks for the update, it is Submitted by Matt (not verified) on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 10:28am. Thanks for the update, it is interesting to see how things change on a team in just a little amount of time. nice post. delete edit reply report to Mollom 20, 22 and 61 Submitted by Gene F. on Sat, 02/14/2009 - 5:46pm. Putzie Weber said that he learned his lesson from the LaTroy Hawkins debacle last year, and will not have anything to do with separating fan favorite HoJo from #20. He will stay in 22. The Leiter, Clendenon and McReynolds fan clubs have yet to weigh in on this issue. Meanwhile, Livan Hernandez will be in camp after signing a minor-league deal. He shall be Livan, and he shall be a good man, and he shall wear #61 as he always has. delete edit reply report to Mollom 61* Submitted by Gene F. on Sun, 02/15/2009 - 10:57pm. Visual confirmation of Livan Hernandez in 61 on SNY tonight. delete edit reply report to Mollom What a breath of fresh air! Submitted by Frank (not verified) on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 4:21pm. What a breath of fresh air! I think that things are really gonna pick up this upcoming season and I can't wait! It's seemed like an eternity since last season. delete edit reply report to Mollom I have said it before and Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/02/2009 - 11:19am. I have said it before and got ridiculed by several other posters. Mets or Charlie Samuels (in this case they are one in the same) are holding number 8 out in the expectation that one day they will retire Gary Carter's number as a Met.

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