I’ve never seen Elvin Ramirez in a Mets uniform so don’t have any idea what number he’ll turn up in when he arrives Friday. He’d been with the Mets organization since he was a teenager, but only began to enter the radar screen when he was selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Nationals, only to miss the year they were required to keep him with a shoulder injury. He was returned to the Mets this year, and he’s been kicking ass in Buffalo, so he will get the call, likely at the expense of Chris Schwinden (again). Ramirez was wearing No. 36 in Buffalo, which happens to be available on the Mets now. Nos. 20, 22, 38, 45, 51 and 58 are also vacant possibilities. So I guess I do have an idea.

UPDATE: My idea is wrong again. Mets.com roster lists Ramirez in No. 62. I think we have to consider the 60s are no longer “unusual” for the Mets.

Josh Thole is also en route back, which ought to help a lot given we’ve somehow continued contending despite three weeks of Mike Nickeas and Rob Johnson, one of whom will likely get cut to make room for him. I don’t much like Johnson’s defense nor Nickeas’ offense, and each the other.

Jennry Mejia (32); Pedro Beato (27) and Chris Young (55 in his last go-round) are also on the horizon.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Tomswid (not verified) on Fri, 06/01/2012 – 8:18am.
    Maybe I need to get over it, but to my mind, 36 will always be Jerry Koosman and I hate seeing it on anyone else.

    Submitted by hodges14 (not verified) on Fri, 06/01/2012 – 9:04pm.
    Johan getting the first mono it Mets history!!!!!!!!!!!! Stick that on the site!

    Submitted by hodges14 (not verified) on Fri, 06/01/2012 – 9:05pm.

    Submitted by Dave Mackey (not verified) on Sat, 06/02/2012 – 2:28pm.
    And just as quickly Ramirez is heading to the DL. Of all things he hurt his hamstring in last night’s post-game mob scene on the mound with Johan, assorted Mets, and a Gary Carter impersonator pinned down by two Citi Field security personnel. Problem is that Chris Schwinden’s been plucked off the waiver wire by the Blue Jays, so he’s done.

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Sat, 06/02/2012 – 10:46pm.
    MetsBlog says it was actually Ramon Ramirez, not Elvin, who injured himself.

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Sat, 06/02/2012 – 11:30pm.
    Looked out of shape to me anyway. Not the worst thing that could happen given the options on the horizon.

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