Today marks the 20th year since the Mets by the Numbers website first went live. We’ll celebrate by wishing best of luck to the Mets’ newest No. 20, Peter Alonso, who by the way asked yesterday that everyone just call him Pete.
It’s too early to tell whether Alonso, or Pete as we call him, will make the opening day squad. I suspect he’s a longshot till May, unless they can make some trades this spring. At any rate he’ll be something of a throwback, becoming the first Mets rookie to debut wearing No. 20 in 15 years.
They used to do it all the time.
1965 Greg Goosen
1974 Ike Hampston
1977 John Pacella
1981 Greg A Harris
1982 Rick Ownbey
1983 Mike Fitzgerald
2003 Prentice Redman
Thanks for checking in with the updates on invited infielders Adeiny Hechavarria (25) and Danny Espinosa (88).
Congratulations on 20 years! An impressive milestone indeed.
Congratulations and thank you!
Congrats on 20 years! Thanks for all that you do.
There are no numbers left for Gomez!
Give Conforto #8, his preferred #, and Gomez can take #30, a number he’s worn before.
That’s a great idea.
My guess is that he gets #2, since Cecchini was sent to minor league camp.
Gomez issued No. 85 for now.
85 was the next available number. He happens to be born in 1985. If he actually makes the team, I wonder if he keeps it since he can’t get any of his previous numbers.
I figured he might take #72 (taken for now) since it’s a reverse of his usual #27
#19 is available. Rotoworld feports that T.J. Rivera has been released.
I can’t picture Gomez in #19. I imagine someone else will take it and maybe that frees up a number more preferable for Gomez.