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Heeeeeerrre’s Robert!

73It’s a shame it had to be in the middle of a humiliating double-figure deficit but Robert Carson finally made his Major League debut tonight. Carson was recalled after Terry Collins’ heavy-handed bullpen management put DJ Carrasco in a position where a bad outing would not only cost us a game but him a career. Carson debuted wearing a crooked, straight-bimmed cap and the same No. 73 jersey he’d worn in Spring Training and in his brief appearance on the big-league roster a few weeks back. He becomes the third Met to wear No. 73: Kenny Rogers who ought to be remembered more for the strong work that got the ’99 Mets into the postseason than the bases-loaded walk that lost them; and forgettable veteran Ricardo Rincon, an actor in the 2008 collapse, were the others.

Carrasco was designated for assignment. He was the first signee of the new front-office regime.

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Nine Men In (updated)

Thanks to Gene for the title and inspiration: The Mets on Monday are expected to activate nine and/or returning new players as rosters expand. Below are my predictions for their unis. Be like Gene, hurry and make yours before gametime Monday!

Player ActualPredictedNumber Notes
Jon Niese, LHP 62 47 49
I love this call Shades of Humber
Bobby Parnell, RHP 39 His number throughout the minors. Guessed right!
Ricardo Rincon, LHP 73 That’s his number… and still is
Al Reyes, RHP 44 29 36 Got some personality
Carlos Muniz, RHP 32 His number previously
Gustavo Molina, C 30 12 29
Glavine and now Willie. We really are moving on Oh well
Ramon Martinez, INF 16 22
I barely knew we had this guy
Argenis Reyes, INF 4 Right where we left off
Marlon Anderson, UT 18 9 My mistake!

 

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Jump n’ The Saddle

73I thought we’d seen the last of Nelson Figueroa, but back he came Wednesday night as reinforcement for a Met bullpen that also looking like it might never recover. His recall forced Argenis Reyes to head back to New Orleans, though it is certain he will back when rosters expand Monday.

Also returning is catcher Robinson Cancel, activated as Ramon Castro hits the DL with a quad strain. How did Cancel ever get ahead of Raul Casanova (hitting well in New Orleans) in the pecking order among lumpy veteran backup catchers?

Speaking of veteran longshots, lefty reliever Ricardo Rincon has been returned to the Mets organization after spending the summer on loan to the Mexico City Reds. Rincon, noted for having worn No. 73 wherever he’s pitched, joins the list of candidates to join the beleaguered bullpen as well.

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