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|3||vacant||Was Curtis Granderson|
|8||Vacant||Uunassigned (Gary Carter)|
|10||Gary DiSarcina||bench coach; was Terry Collins|
|11||Ty Kelly||NRI; Was Nori Aoki|
|15||Vacant||was Matt Reynolds|
|16||Matt den Dekker||NRI|
|17||Vacant||unassigned (Keith Hernandez)|
|20||Ruben Amaro Jr.||1st base coach|
|23||Adrian Gonzalez||was Dick Scott|
|24||Vacant||unassigned (Willie Mays)|
|25||Ricky Bones||Bullpen coach|
|28||Vacant||was Travis Taijeron|
|29||Vacant||was Tommy Milone|
|38||Anthony Swarzak||was Dan Warthen|
|46||Vacant||was Chasen Bradford|
|49||Vacant||was Josh Smoker|
|53||Glenn Sherlock||Third base coach|
|55||Corey Oswalt||thanks Jim A.|
|56||Tom Slater||Assistant hitting coach; was Tyler Pill|
|57||Dave Racianello||Bullpen catcher|
|58||Dave Eiland||Pitching coach|
|62||Tyler Bashlor||was Erik Goeddel|
|66||Vacant||was Josh Edgin|
|78||Eric Langill||Bullpen catcher|
Corey Oswalt is #55, per Mets.com
At this point there are lots of vacancies, so why are Lugo and Gsellman still wearing offensive lineman numbers?
Vargas will wear #40. I agree on Lugo and Gsellman…those were their spring training numbers in 2016, and then they were reissued them when they came up. Some guys are superstitious, in that once they get to the bigs and are assigned a number, they keep that one, even though it might be a high one. I am sure if they asked for lower numbers, they could get them at this point. They might not care.
I just think it’s goofy.
In Ball Four Jim Bouton talks about when was assigned 56 in camp during his rookie year when he had little chance of making the team. He made it and was very successful, and when they asked if he wanted a better number the next year he kept 56 (and I’m paraphrasing here) to remind him of how close he was to not making the club.
I totally agree it’s goofy! And TJ shouldn’t be wearing #54, either. Too bad former clubhouse manager Charlie Samuel’s got busted a few years back for stealing and selling Mets game worn stuff. He at least knew how to issue uniform numbers! 😉
I’ve always assumed that Gsellman’s 65 is by choice. Think 65ellman.
I hope someday they’ll make a firm decision regarding #8 and #24–retire them or return them to the rotation.
A.J. Griffin has been given 46