Reporting for Duty

I was traveling for work and missed the reliable and alert Matt B passing along the following comment:

10 – Gary DiSarcina
20 – Ruben Amaro Jr.
21 – Todd Frazier
23 – Adrian Gonzalez
36 – Mickey Callaway
38 – Anthony Swarzak
56 – Tom Slater
58 – Dave Eiland
59 – Jose Lobaton
83 – Tim Tebow

Little we hadn’t guessed already except for the Swarzak reveal. All these years, all those guys, and I still think No. 38 is Skip Lockwood (and Buzz Capra) which I suppose is better than thinking of Victor Zambrano and Vic Black. Dan Warthen was the last guy to wear it. The Mets still haven’t published an official roster yet so I’ll fill in the blanks when they do that or when I take my next trip — to Florida in a couple of weeks to see some Spring Training games for the first time in a while.

There may still be a few more guys showing up. The Mets resigned Matt den Dekker to a minor league deal. You might recall he wore No. 6 in his previous tour of duty, that belongs now to hitting coach Pat Roessler. Yesterday came more indication the Mets are looking at Jason Vargas, the lefty given away when Omar Minaya uselessly moved heaven and earth to acquire JJ Putz. Vargas wore 43 in his last tour.

 

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10 comments

  1. Matt B says:

    More numbers from Jacob Resnick twitter:

    74 Peter Alonso
    62 Tyler Bashlor
    63 Gerson Bautista
    71 Zach Borenstein
    80 PJ Conlon
    72 Phil Evans
    60 Luis Guillorme
    76 Kevin Kaczmarski
    11 Ty Kelly
    59 Jose Lobaton
    70 Patrick Mazeika
    61 Kevin McGowan
    68 Marcos Molina
    55 Corey Oswalt
    73 Matt Purke
    82 Drew Smith
    81 Corey Taylor
    83 Tebow
    75 David Thompson
    79 Adonis Uceta

  2. Chris says:

    I am guessing den Dekker takes #3.

  3. Bill says:

    Vargas might look nice in 40. And who gets dropped from the 40-man to make room for him?

    • Jim says:

      It should be Montero. He has very little chance of making the final 25 man roster – and that chance just got slimmer with the addition of Vargas. If they drop him then they lose him because he is out of options. So why not drop him now?

  4. Bill says:

    Looks like 16 for den Dekker. Un-mothballed!

  5. Tom says:

    Rick Aguilera also wore 38.

  6. James Andreano says:

    Numbers for 40-man and NRI’s are up on Mets.com. Seem consistent with what has been posted. One difference is that the Mets do not have McGowan listed as an NRI.

  7. Jim says:

    It should be Montero. He has little chance of making the final 25 man roster – and that chance just got slimmer with the addition of Vargas. If they drop him then they lose him because he is out of options. So why not drop him now?

  8. Jim says:

    It turns out that nobody got dropped from the 40 man to make room for Vargas. They moved TJ Rivera to the 60 day DL, which does not count against the 40 man limit. I didn’t think they could do that until the season started. But obviously they can.

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