Expansion Team Expands

The SHaMs 2.0 — that is, the Second-Half Mets now that they’ve traded away all the veterans other teams would accept — are pretty terrible so far but I guess have to adjust our expectations and get through the remainder of the year.

Today we learned that 2 returnees from the fire sale — relievers Jamie Callahan and Jacob Rhame — will be joining the club as September call-ups when the Mets play next in Houston on Saturday.

Callahan, one of three guys received from Boston in the Addison Reed trade, takes the vacant number of the man he was traded for, 43. That’s the first Uni Swap since Joaquin Arias inherited Jeff Frocoeur’s No. 12 way back in 2012 2010 I think.

Rhame, who arrived from the Dodgers in the Curtis Granderson deal, gets No. 35, which most recently was seen on the back of Adam Wilk. A friend by the way pointed out Rhame’s resemblance to Buddy aka “Incrediboy” aka “Syndrome” from THE INCREDIBLES. Incredible, no?

It’s good to see sane pitcher numbers issued again, and this only a week after the normal position-player number 28 was given to newly arrived outfielder Travis Taijeron. I guess some things need to go right again.


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  1. George says:

    Arias played for the Mets in 2010

  2. Gordon says:

    Nori Aoki has taken 11.

  3. Chris says:

    Could this be the first time the Mets have led off a lineup with 11-12-13?

  4. Chris says:

    Could last night be the first time the Mets had a lineup with 11-12-13 in order?

  5. Gordon says:

    Ryan Ellis added to coaching staff #60

  6. Chris says:

    Mets calling up IF Philip Evans due to Cabrera’s hamstring. He wore #72 in spring training.

  7. Matt B says:

    Nido is wearing #77 on top of Evans wearing #72. Ridiculous.

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