Happy New Year

47Pitchers and catchers report today. I’ll be honest, I’m not one of those people who swoon over this news; if anything, it tends to make the coming weeks drag. The Mets probably have a little more than usual to solve during this one at least, but don’t be surprised to see it come down in the end to a matter of options and not performance. Have I crapped on your new year’s celebration yet? It does beat the alternative.

Anyway, here’s an updated roster, with contributions from Adam Rubin of the Daily News and other sources. Interestingly, Egbert’s trip to waiverland (he resurfaced on a minor-league contract) did cost him his uni number 35. That’s now with Mike Jacobs. Also worth noting is Hisanori Takahashi listed in 47, with Jay Marshall tumbling all the way to 94. (Edited to add Riggans, Warthen and Hernandez as pointed out by readers. Thanks!)

New players in bold. * indicates non-roster invitee.


1 Luis Castillo, 2B

2 Frank Catalonotto*, INF-OF

3 Chris Coste, C

4 Henry Blanco, C

5 David Wright, 3B

6 Nick Evans, OF

7 Jose Reyes, SS

8 vacant

9 Omir Santos, C

10 Andy Green*, INF (was 29 last year)

11 Anderson Hernandez, INF

12 Jeff Francoeur, OF

13 Alex Cora, INF (was 3 last year)

14 Retired

15 Carlos Beltran, OF

16 Angel Pagan, OF

17 Fernando Tatis, INF-OF

18 Ryota Igarashi, P

19 Gary Matthews, OF

20 Howard Johnson, Hitting Coach

21 vacant (was Delgado)

22 Jolbert Cabrera*, INF-OF

23 Chris Carter, INF-OF

24 vacant

25 Pedro Feliciano, P

26 Fernando Martinez, OF

27 Nelson Figueroa, P

28 Daniel Murphy, 1B

29 Tobi Stoner, P

30 Josh Thole, C

31 vacant

32 Arturo Lopez, P

33 John Maine, P

34 Mike Pelfrey, P

35 Mike Jacobs*, 1B

36 R.A. Dickey*, P

37 retired

38 Fernando Nieve, P

39 Bobby Parnell, P

40 Eddie Kunz, P

41 retired

42 retired

43 Josh Fogg*, P

44 Jason Bay, OF

45 Kelvim Escobar, P

46 Oliver Perez, P

47 Hisanori Takahashi, P

48 Pat Misch, P

49 Jon Niese, P

50 Sean Green, P

51 Chip Hale, 3rd base Coach

52 Razor Shines, 1st base coach

53 Jerry Manuel, Manager

54 Dave Racaniello, Bullpen Catcher

55 Randy Niemann, Bullpen Coach

56 Dave Jauss, Bench Coach

57 Johan Santana, P

58 vacant

59 Dan Warthen, pitching coach

60 vacant

61 Clint Everts, P

62 Jesus Feliciano*, OF

63 Shawn Bowman, INF

64 Elmer Dessens*, P

65 Russ Adams*, INF

66 Mike Hessman*, OF

67 Mike Cervenak*, INF

68 Bobby Livingston*, P

69 vacant

70 Carlos Muniz*, P (was 32 in last appearance with the Mets, 2008)

71 Mike Nickeas*, C

72 Kai Gronauer, C

73 Shawn Riggans*, C

74 Francisco Pena*, C

75 Francisco Rodriguez, P

76 vacant

77 Eric Niesen*, P

78 Ike Davis*, 1B

79 Ruben Tejeda*, INF

80 Luis Hernandez*, INF

81-89 vacant

90 Travis Blackley*, P

91 Kirk Nieuwenhuis*, OF

92 Jason Pridie, OF

93 Jack Egbert*, P (was 35)

94 Jay Marshall*, P (was 47)

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Fri, 02/19/2010 – 5:15am — Anonymous (not verified)
    Mike Jacobs should be #21

    Mike Jacobs should be #21 not 35. I wonder why nobody is taking 21

    Fri, 02/19/2010 – 5:20am — Keith (not verified)
    Ike Davis would look nice in

    Ike Davis would look nice in #21.

    (same person who wrote about Jacobs)

    Fri, 02/19/2010 – 7:23am — Anonymous (not verified)
    If there’s a chance the Mets

    If there’s a chance the Mets might re-sign a big-name guy, even if it’s only very slight, they usually keep the number open for him. Thus, I expect they’ll hold off on assigning 21 just in case Delgado returns. They did the same thing last spring for Pedro.

    Fri, 02/19/2010 – 7:31am — mbtn01

    They will have at least one of 3, 4 or 9 available, probably 6 and let’s hope 10. 35 is a decent number for a reserve slugging first baseman/emergency catcher, which is what Jacobs will be.

    Fri, 02/19/2010 – 4:45pm — Matt B (not verified)

    I wonder why they leave 81-89 empty, and then start assigning numbers in the 90s. Maybe they are trying to save more money, and 8s cost more than 9s. 🙂

    Fri, 02/19/2010 – 5:40pm — gored82

    That makes no sense…

    Fri, 02/19/2010 – 9:26pm — Anonymous (not verified)
    I don’t know this for sure,

    I don’t know this for sure, but it is my suspicion that they leave 81-89 open for various spring training instructors and staff members. I remember a few years back before HoJo was a major league coach, I spotted him in a ST picture wearing 88.

    Sat, 02/20/2010 – 2:48am — Matt B (not verified)
    It was my poor attempt at

    It was my poor attempt at humor…..implying the Mets will cut costs anyway they can. If uniform number 8s cost more, the Mets would not buy them and just move on the the 90s. Bad joke….I will refrain next time.

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