Murder By Numbers

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


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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Matt B (not verified) on Thu, 11/19/2009 – 11:32am.
    Wolf has been wearing #43 with the Dodgers for the last half of 2009.


    Submitted by Jon Springer on Thu, 11/19/2009 – 12:05pm.
    That was his uni number in Philly as well, was gonna list it.

    Um, Stokes.

    delete edit reply report to Mollom

    Submitted by gored82 on Mon, 11/23/2009 – 1:46pm.
    What about Jose Guillen?

    I don’t wanna find out

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Mon, 11/23/2009 – 8:25pm.
    He wears 11 with the Royals from what I’ve seen and hopefully it stays that way.

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