Well the moment is upon us and someone’s going to pay the price for the Mets having played fast and loose with uni number assignments.
Dilson Herrera, along with Logan Verrett and Johnny Monell, were recalled following this afternoon’s smashing victory at Washington. While we can expect Verrett to wear 35 and Monell 19 as they had earlier this year, Hererra will be wearing something. That’s because the Mets rather inelegantly issued Juan Uribe Herrera’s No. 2 while Herrera was away rehabbing and playing for AAA Las Vegas.
The Mets roster as of late last Monday night, still lists the two of them wearing No. 2.
As noted previously, I’ve given this matter some thought and suggested
0 could be a solution. Other swipes from the uncalled-for, like Vic Black’s 38 or Danny Muno’s 16, are also possibilities. Then I realized poor Dilson also wore 2 in Las Vegas this season and wondered if he wouldn’t pull a Benito Santiago and alight in 02. Santiago, for you youngins, was a catcher with San Diego who famously rocked No. 09 — he wanted space between the digits for the strap holding his chest protector.
Great win today!
I recall Santiago wearing #09 with San Diego and Florida, but no one wore #9 at the same time for those teams.
How about #82 or #92 if he wants a #2 on his number?
I don’t think he will have much of a choice….probably will get whatever # he is assigned by the clubhouse. He goes back to #2 in the Spring if they don’t resign Uribe.
Herrera will wear #16.
Why didn’t the Mets issue Uribe #6 and leave Herrera #2?
6 belongs to assistant hitting coach Pat Roessler. We still need to add these coaches to the 2015 roster. Thanks for the update!! And congrats to Matt B for making yet another accurate prediction.
Tim Stauffer just added to the roster (pitcher). Never heard of him before. I’m thinking 56 or 60 for him
Stauffer is a 10 year vet, 9 with San Diego, 1 with Minnesota. Spot starter, long reliever. He’s worn #54 in the past.
Stauffer got #54