Wow. It’s been awhile since our last update as I’ve holed up working through this pandemic, I hope you guys are all staying safe. This website was so dusty I hadn’t realized I’d allowed the domain to expire, if you tried to visit recently, my apologies.
Hard to believe they’re going to try and pull this off, but ready or not (um, not, based on the injuries and exhibitions I’ve seen) they open in a little more than 24 hours and today announced the THIRTY guys they’re going to start off with. We’ll update the records on the database as they go live, but say hello to the Pandemic Mets of 2020 (including 40-man guys “not active”: I guess they are in some sort of limbo, along with the Non-roster guys like who didn’t make the cut like Steven Gonslaves who I assume are set free to join the growing number of unemployed Americans).
So let’s be fans and provide warm and socially distant greetings to the following new Mets: Dellin Betances, Rick Porcello, Chasen Shreve, Hunter Strickland, Michael Wacha, Andres Gimenez, Eduardo Nunez and Jake Marisnick. Joining the uniformed staff for the first time: Manager Luis Rojas, and coaches Hensley Muelens, Jeremy Hefner, Jeremy Accardo, Tony DeFrancesco and Brain Schneider.
I’m listing Hefner in 53 although he was most recently wearing 93 while the Mets entertained but ultimately decided against Melky Cabrera. Hearing from reliable sources there’s another assistant hitting coach in uniform 34, Ryan Ellis, but that makes no sense as Syndergaard is still with us in spirit anyway. Subject to change!
|0||Marcus Stroman, P||Injured list|
|1||Amed Rosario, SS|
|2||Dom Smith, IB-OF|
|3||Tomas Nido, C|
|4||Jed Lowrie, INF||Injured List|
|5||vacant||Unassigned (David Wright)|
|6||Jeff McNeil, INF-OF|
|8||Vacant||Unassigned (Gary Carter)|
|9||Brandon Nimmo, OF|
|10||Gary DiSarcina, CH||3rd base coach|
|11||Tony DeFrancesco, CH||1st base coach|
|12||Eduardo Nunez, INF|
|13||Luis Guillorme, INF|
|16||Jake Marisnick, OF|
|17||Vacant||unassigned (Keith Hernandez)|
|19||Luis Rojas, MGR|
|20||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|22||Rick Porcello, P|
|23||Brian Schneider, CH||quality control coach|
|24||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|25||Ricky Bones, CH||bullpen coach|
|27||Jeurys Familia, P|
|28||JD Davis, INF-OF|
|29||Brad Brach, P||Injured List|
|30||Michael Conforto, OF|
|32||Steven Matz, P|
|34||Noah Syndergaard, P||Injured List|
|38||Justin Wilson, P|
|39||Edwin Diaz, P|
|40||Wilson Ramos, C|
|44||Rene Rivera, C|
|47||Chasen Shreeve, P|
|48||Jacob deGrom, P|
|49||Tyler Bashlor, P||Not Active|
|50||Jeremy Accordo, CH||assistant pitching coach|
|51||Paul Sewald, P|
|52||Yoenis Cespedes, OF|
|53||Jeremy Hefner, CH||pitching coach|
|54||Chili Davis, CH||hitting coach|
|55||Corey Oswalt, P|
|56||Tom Slater, CH||Assistant hitting coach|
|57||Dave Racianello, CH||Bullpen catcher|
|58||Hensley Muelens, CH||Bench coach|
|60||Andres Gimenez, INF|
|61||Walker Lockett, P||Not active|
|62||Drew Smith, P|
|63||Thomas Szapucki, P||Not Active|
|64||Jordan Humphreys, P||Not active|
|65||Robert Gsellman, P||Disabled list|
|66||Franklyn Kilome, P||Not Active|
|67||Seth Lugo, P|
|68||Dellin Betances, P|
|70||Ali Sanchez, C||Not Active|
|71||Hunter Strickland, P|
|73||Daniel Zamora, P||Not Active|
|78||Eric Langill, CH||Bullpen catcher|
|87||Jared Hughes, P||Injured List|
What are the odds of Gimenez dropping to a lower number?
I’d say good had I more confidence he’d stick around for awhile but I think (?!) he’s likely to be among the cut-downs if and when that times comes. I think the plan is to knock it down to 26 guys at some point. But yeah, could see him in 7 or maybe 15
The limbo that you referred to is in Brooklyn. The guys who made the 40 but not the 30 are working out there, along with non-roster guys like Lagares. I assume the non-roster guys don’t have assigned numbers.
BTW – Gonsalves was claimed on waivers by the Red Sox.
Thanks!! I rode my bike past MCU the other day and didn’t see any of em!