72Some discussion in the post below raised the practice of dressing young prospects at camp. I was certainly expecting to see Zack Wheeler wearing his preferred 45 but was pleased to see the Mets haven’t granted him that priviledge quite yet. As Gogred points out, Dwight Gooden wore 64 as a spring training invite in 1984 (and again many springs later in an atempt to recapture the feeling. At this time in 2004, David Wright was rocking No. 72 — although Jose Reyes wore 7 during 2003’s spring training. Last year, Matt Harvey was 70 and Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 72. It’s believed that Travis D’Arnaud could be assigned his preferred 15 (I incorrectly said 16, below) but there’s something to be said for reminding the youngsters to have some humility.

We should have the first sightings of unis and/or rosters real soon. Keep an eye out.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Hodges14 (not verified) on Fri, 02/08/2013 – 3:18pm.
    Shaun Marcum was issued 38 as verified by the Mets Facebook page.

    Submitted by jetropolitans (not verified) on Mon, 02/11/2013 – 9:44am.
    1. Jordany Valdespin, if/of
    2. Justin Turner, if/of
    3. Omar Quintanilla, ss
    4. Collin Cowgill, of
    5. David Wright, 3b
    6. Marlon Byrd, of
    9. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of
    11. Ruben Tejada, ss
    12. Brandon Hicks, if
    15. Travid d’Arnaud, c
    16. Brian Bixler, if/of
    19. Zach Lutz, if/of
    20. Anthony Recker, c
    21. Lucas Duda, lf
    22. Landon Powell, c
    23. Mike Baxter, of
    27. Jeurys Familia, rhp
    28. Daniel Murphy, 2b
    29. Ike Davis, 1b
    30. LaTroy Hawkins, rhp
    32. Jenrry Mejia, rhp
    33. Matt Harvey, rhp
    34. Brandon Lyon, rhp
    35. Dillon Gee, rhp
    36. Collin McHugh, rhp
    38. Shaun Marcum, rhp
    39. Bobby Parnell, rhp
    40. Tim Byrdak, lhp
    44. John Buck, c
    46. Greg Burke, rhp
    47. Aaron Laffey, lhp
    48. Frank Francisco, rhp
    49. Jonathon Niese, lhp
    50. Scott Atchison, rhp
    52. Carlos Torres, rhp
    53. Jeremy Hefner, rhp
    55. Pedro Feliciano, lhp
    56. Scott Rice, lhp
    57. Johan Santana, lhp
    58. Cesar Puello, of
    60. Darin Gorski, lhp
    61. Wilmer Flores, 3b/2b
    62. Elvin Ramirez, rhp
    63. Juan Lagares, of
    64. Reese Havens, 2b
    65. Zack Wheeler, rhp
    66. Josh Edgin, lhp
    68. Matt den Dekker, cf
    70. Wilfredo Tovar, ss
    72. Juan Centeno, c
    73. Robert Carson, lhp
    76. Josh Satin, if
    77. Andrew Brown, of
    80. Jamie Hoffmann, of
    – Hansel Robles, rhp
    – Gonzalez Germen, rhp
    – Rafael Montero, rhp
    – Cory Mazzoni, rhp

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