You Gotta Bereave


The Mets on Wednesday placed Raul Casanova on the bereavement list and in what figures to be a sort-term solution, called beefy AAA catcher Robinson Cancel to the big club to take his place. Cancel last played Major League ball nine years ago with the Brewers and was signed by the Mets system a year ago out of the Northern League. lists Cancel as wearing No. 4, which if true (I missed pictures from todays game) means the Met tailors worked pretty hard stitching a few yards of fabric to the No. 4 jersey from its most recent occupant, bantamweight infielder Anderson Hernandez. Cancel is wishfully listed at 190.


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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Bluenatic (not verified) on Thu, 06/05/2008 – 1:24pm.
    Any idea why the Mets insist on carrying three catchers instead of promoting a guy like Val Pascucci from New Orleans? The guy’s been mashing the ball down there.

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    It’s not Pascucci but

    Submitted by Gene F. (not verified) on Thu, 06/05/2008 – 8:42pm.
    It’s not Pascucci but Abraham ‘Hi’ Nunez taking the spot of Nick Evans, the one-day wonder.

    Will he be slipped into 6 while it’s still warm, or is there another number in the offing? A brief search on the web turns up evidence of Nunez in 3 and 21.

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    I’ve begun to suspect the

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Thu, 06/05/2008 – 8:58pm.
    I’ve begun to suspect the Mets see the catching situation as a true L/R platoon and like Casanova as a go-between to make it work. I have no idea if that’s actually true, but seeing how Schneid’s been swinging, I’d like it to be so.

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    …..starring Raul Casanova

    Submitted by Gene F. (not verified) on Thu, 06/05/2008 – 9:23pm.
    …..starring Raul Casanova as Duffy Dyer. I do like the platoon idea with this cast of characters, but platooning aside I have no problem with three catchers, as long as Willie is going to pull the trigger and pinch-hit (or pinch-run) for the starter when necessary. Using the third catcher as the first pinch-hitter, as he has been doing, sort of defeats the purpose.

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