I’m only trying to stay out of the way and let the Mets do what they will, but ought to note two new additions to the roster, our old friend Dilson Herrera and pitcher Tim Stauffer. As discussed in comments below, Herrera was issued No. 16, which technically became available upon Danny Muno’s removal from the 40-man roster when Addison Reed climbed aboard.
Stauffer is a former 1st round pick of the Padres whose journeyman career most recently saw him released by Minnesota this summer and signed to a minor league deal with the Mets. Stauffer, presumably up in case the Mets need a Carlos Torres-type relief appearance while Carlos Torres rests a sore calf, was issued No. 54, last seen on the back of another un-40ed Met, Alex Torres.
These additions are notable in that they’ve brought the Mets active roster to include 38 men, tying the all-time record (with 1967) for Most Guys in the Clubhouse at Once. Amazin’!
This week, two members of the Mets set new team records for wins in a particular uniform number. Eric Goeddel’s win last Thursday was the first ever for uniform #62. Monday night Jacob deGrom earned his 23rd win wearing #48, surpassing the record previously held by Aaron Heilman.
Interesting that on the 40 man roster listed on the Mets website, Buddy Carlyle has been arbitrarily assigned #73, in lieu of the #43 which was reassigned to Addison Reed. However, they did not bother giving a new number to Darrell Ceciliani, whose #1 went to Eric Young. Ceciliani’s number is just a blank, as will be our memories of him.
That is interesting!
Reynolds to replace Tejada?
Let the guessing begin for Reynolds number….I am going with #16, assigned for the 3rd time this year, since they sent Dilson home.