New Numbers Issued

Adam Rubin of ESPN got a hold of the list, and it looks like this (new issues in bold):

1. Jordany Valdespin
2. Justin Turner
3. Omar Quintanilla
4. Collin Cowgill
5. David Wright
6. Marlon Byrd
9. Kirk Nieuwenhuis
11. Ruben Tejada
12. Brandon Hicks
15. Travis d’Arnaud
16. Brian Bixler
19. Zach Lutz
20. Anthony Recker
21. Lucas Duda
22. Landon Powell
23. Mike Baxter
27. Jeurys Familia
28. Daniel Murphy
29. Ike Davis
30. LaTroy Hawkins
32. Jenrry Mejia
33. Matt Harvey
34. Brandon Lyon
35. Dillon Gee
36. Collin McHugh
38. Shaun Marcum
39. Bobby Parnell
40. Tim Byrdak
44. John Buck
46. Greg Burke
47. Aaron Laffey
48. Frank Francisco
49. Jonathon Niese
50. Scott Atchison
52. Carlos Torres
53. Jeremy Hefner
55. Pedro Feliciano
56. Scott Rice
57. Johan Santana
58. Cesar Puello
60. Darin Gorski
61. Wilmer Flores
62. Elvin Ramirez
63. Juan Lagares
64. Reese Havens
65. Zack Wheeler
66. Josh Edgin
67. Hansel Robles
68. Matt den Dekker
70. Wilfredo Tovar
71. Gonzalez Germen
72. Juan Centeno
73. Robert Carson
74. Rafael Montero
75. Cory Mazzoni
76. Josh Satin
77. Andrew Brown
80. Jamie Hoffmann

Couple of interesting things to point out here:

* Josh Satin tumbling from 3 all the way to 64

* Pedro Feliciano coming full-circle to reacquire the 55 first issued to him when he was a throw-in in the Shawn Estes Trade.

* Frank Francisco staying in 48 while newcomer Scott Atchison gets 50: I will bet that changes.

* Omar Quintanilla getting No. 3 while 6 (his last number) goes instead to Marlon Byrd. I would guess that changes, with Byrd taking whichever of 20 or 22 are surrendered by the backup catchers Recker and/or Powell.

* On the other hand, LaTroy Hawkins has been 22 or 32 for nearly his entire career, so looks like he’d take Powell’s 22.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Tom S (not verified) on Mon, 02/11/2013 – 4:06pm.
    Glad to see # 17 hasn’t been issued to anyone. Does this mean a possible retirement of the number?

    Submitted by jetropolitans (not verified) on Mon, 02/11/2013 – 5:31pm.
    No Reyes, Carter, Keith, Mays, Piazza/Franco, Dickey issued of the unretired #s

    Submitted by jetropolitans (not verified) on Mon, 02/11/2013 – 5:33pm.
    who’s got the coaches?

    Collins #10
    Tuefel #18

    Submitted by Tom S (not verified) on Mon, 02/11/2013 – 5:47pm.
    Interesting #13 has not been issued.

    Submitted by jetropolitans (not verified) on Mon, 02/11/2013 – 5:58pm.
    10 Terry Collins Manager

    51 Dave Hudgens Batting Coach

    59 Dan Warthen Pitching Coach

    26 Tom Goodwin First Base Coach

    18 Tim Teufel Third Base Coach

    7 Bob Geren Bench Coach

    25 Ricky Bones Bullpen Coach

    78 Eric Langill Bullpen Catcher

    54 Dave Racaniello Bullpen Catcher

    Submitted by jetropolitans (not verified) on Mon, 02/11/2013 – 6:03pm.
    bourn? 😉

    and 7 was issued too a coach my bad

    Submitted by (not verified) on Tue, 02/12/2013 – 12:06pm.
    Numbers like 7 should be off limits to coaches, unless they wore them for the team as players, or in cases of extreme greatness (even if Willie Mays hadn’t played for the Mets, if he joins the team as a coach, tear 24 off someone’s back and give it to him). Coaches should be given 50 and up, that’s it. If 53 and 54 were good enough for Eddie Yost and Rube Walker, respectively, those digits should be fine for coaches who did not help the team to two World Series in four years.

    Submitted by Matt B on Tue, 02/12/2013 – 1:18pm.
    I agree with everything metsilverman says, and that is EXACTLY how Charlie Samuels, the ex-clubhouse manager, used to assign coaches numbers (until he got arrested, of course). 50s and up, unless you wore a lower number as a Met player before you became a coach. I don’t like the way the current clubhouse manager assigns numbers to coaches or players. Guys have rarely worn numbers in the 60s during the regular season…just check this site. Last year and the year before, we had Carson, Edgin, Elvin Ramirez, Egbert, Schwinden, Stinson all wearing these “spring training numbers” when lower numbers are available.

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Tue, 02/12/2013 – 1:50pm.
    Wasn’t Samuels the one who gave coaches in the mid-80s numbers between 23 and 30–Valentine, Harrelson, Robinson, Stottlemyre?

    Submitted by Matt B on Tue, 02/12/2013 – 5:23pm.
    Yes he was, but those were established major league veterans who (in my opinion) earned the right to wear the number they wore as players. I was OK with that….it is just my opinion.

    Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/13/2013 – 4:11pm.
    He’s still with the organization, so does he get to keep No. 13?

    Submitted by Matt B on Wed, 02/13/2013 – 5:41pm.
    Nickeas was traded to Toronto in the Dickey trade.

    Submitted by Bill M. (not verified) on Thu, 02/14/2013 – 5:01pm.
    Byrd is assigned to 6 but I’ve seen pictures of Wally Backman wearing his 6 at spring training. Guess they’ll share it for the spring until Wally heads to Vegas.

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Sun, 03/31/2013 – 8:54pm. has a video of the team doing the Harlem Shake. In it, LaTroy Hawkins is wearing a #32 jersey.

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