Fishing for Marlon

The Daily News today says the Mets expect to recall Marlon Anderson from AAA New Orleans in time for the series in Los Angeles, which begins Thursday.

It will be interesting to see which number Anderson turns up in: Though he appears to favor No. 8, he wore 18 in his first time around Flushing, seeing as hois first choice at the time was quietly put aside for Gary Carter, awaiting a call from Cooperstown and managing in the Mets’ minor-league system. Now that Carter’s out and 18 is unavailable (at least theoretically, for Moises Alou) Anderson could show up wearing No. 8.

And should that happen, we’re eagerly looking forward to the straight-flush infield: 3B Wright 5, 2B Gotay 6, SS Reyes 7, 1B Anderson 8.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    I guess they will assign Marlon no.23, as they have not assigned no.8 since Desi Relaford. Even though Carter is no longer involved with the Mets, since he got in the Hall of Fame they are unwilling to give it out.

    Comment by Matt :: July 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm | Edit This
    Anderson is up, Newhan down. No word on what his number is at Mets.com, but I was betting on #23 too.

    Comment by Chris :: July 19, 2007 @ 7:25 am | Edit This

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