An interesting note from our nation’s capital: When the Nationals signed Adam Dunn, they gave him his customary uni No. 44. To make room, selfless ex-Met Lastings Milledge has volunteered to switch … to No. 85. It’s his birth year. Elsewhere in X-Met land, Aaron Heilman is wearing No. 47 with the Cubs and Joe Smith is 38 in Cleveland. Endy Chavez remains in No. 10 in Seattle and Scott Schoeneweis is still wearing No. 60, only in Arizona.I’d update you on Damian Easley but the poor guy hasn’t found work yet. AndMatt Wise has retired.
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Elsewhere, reader Charlie let me in on the fact that the revamped database had neglected to include the small handful of Mets who appeared on the roster but not in a game (Jerry Moses,Mac Suzuki, et al) but they’re baked in there now. He also threw out a name I hadn’t known was a Met before, Steve Simpson who according to Charlie appeared on the September active roster with the 1974 Mets but didn’t appear in a game. Can anyone out there confirm this or offer more info?