The Mets today introduced Cliff Floyd to the press and presented him with the seldomly issued No. 30 jersey. Floyd becomes just the 12th man in team history to be issued No. 30; the number owes its unpopularity not to any longtime wearers but a to 10-year gap between Mike Torrez in 1984 and Doug Linton in 1994. Jorge Luis Toca was the most recent occupant.
On Friday 12/20, came word that third baseman Norihiro Nakamura isn’t coming after all. No word on how many NAKAMURA 5 jerseys went into the incinerator.