The Mets today said that bitching about changes to the 2010 uniforms will begin in December, later than originally scheduled, but timed to coincide with the period during which fans will bitch about the players acquired to wear them, so it will all work out.
With that in mind, the following chart may help you navigate the upcoming shopping season, with a selection of free agents and potential tredees mentioned in recent rumors and speculation, their most recent uni number, and our analysis of the chances they maintain it with the Mets.
Apologies for the ugly chart. They don’t pay me enough here to fix it.
Rumored Guy Current Team Uni No. Available? Notes
Joel Pineiro St. Louis 35 Sorta Technically belongs to Lance Broadway
Brandon Phillips Cincinnati 4 Yes Wilson Valdez not on the 40
Aaron Harang Cincinnati 39 No Bobby Parnell could switch
Matt Holliday St. Louis 5/15 Neither Wright and Beltran won’t switch
Jason Bay Boston 44 Sort of Tim Redding cannot make demands
John Lackey Anaheim 41 Nope Don’t ask
Ryan Doumit Pittsburgh 41 No See Above
Randy Wolf Los Angeles 21 Yes Delgado won’t return
Jason Marquis Colorado 21 Yes See above
Roy Halladay Toronto 32 Yes Unissued in 2009
Benji Molina San Francisco 1 No For now; Castillo is rumored to go