Here We Go Again

Ryan Church is headed back to the DL, and Nick Evans has been recalled.

If you’re following the numbers you’ll know this creates a minor controversy in that Evans number the last time he was up — 6 — belongs currently to Trot Nixon. But as spied on tonight’s telecast, Evans was back in No. 6. While the prospect of this issue coming to a head upon Nixon’s return to the team is unlikely — you’d figure Evans would be the first in line for demotion when Trot is eligible to return following the All-Star Break — but with Chris Aguila and Argenis Reyes hanging around, and Marlon Anderson barely hanging on to his pinch-hitting role, it’s no sure thing.

While commenters below have pointed out that Evans and Nixon could conceivably share a number, I figure the Mets would ask one or the other to consider other availables: 8(will they ever get to Gary Carter Day?); 12 (most recently belonging to Willie Randolph); 16 (another disabled outfielder, Angel Pagan); 22 (nominally still awaiting a return of Jose Valentin); 32 (recently demoted pitcher Carlos Muniz). Perhaps 43?

Anyway, get well already, Churchy.

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The below post suggested the series in Philadelphia over the weekend could reveal much about the Mets, and most of it was good, even if the opener on July 4 had me mentally throw in the towel, at least for the time being. They have an opportunity now to make hay right into the break and for the first time they look like they’re capable. I mean, they convincingly beat a team that was worse then them for the first time in months.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    I’m still plugging for 47. I

    Submitted by Gene F. (not verified) on Tue, 07/08/2008 – 3:59pm.
    I’m still plugging for 47. I had it for Trot, and I’ll keep pushing it for Little Nicky.

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    METS.COM lists both Nixon

    Submitted by Gordon Handler (not verified) on Tue, 07/08/2008 – 7:19pm.
    METS.COM lists both Nixon and Evans as number 6 on their 40 man roster and has Evans as number 6 on the 25 man roster. I vote for letting them both wear number 6 if they’re both active at the same time. First of all, they have their name on the back of their shirts. Secondly, I still say that the rule book allows this because it doesn’t say that the numbers worn on the uniforms have to be unique.

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    Evans was just on camera in

    Submitted by NJH (not verified) on Tue, 07/08/2008 – 8:24pm.
    Evans was just on camera in the 7th inning, wearing the 6 again. Maybe if Trot wasn’t on the DL, we’d have a controversy.

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    Pretty unique concept,

    Submitted by Gene F. (not verified) on Tue, 07/08/2008 – 9:09pm.
    Pretty unique concept, Gordon. They could be like a Big 10 football team playing a home game.

    Everybody wore 42 on Jackie Robinson night and nobody got too confused. It’s not like they have to wear a specific number to be eligible to handle the ball.

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    No offense to either Gordon

    Submitted by Matt B (not verified) on Wed, 07/09/2008 – 6:19am.
    No offense to either Gordon or Gene, but it is pretty standard practice for each player on the active roster to have a unique number (regardless of what the rulebook states or does not state). There is no way that both Evans and Nixon will both be wearing #6 at the same time on the active roster. I think the clubhouse guys know that Evans will be gone by then, and if not, will assign him a new digit.

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    I know that it will never

    Submitted by Gordon Handler (not verified) on Wed, 07/09/2008 – 11:26am.
    I know that it will never happen. My point is that it could with no ill effects. Just think what may happen in a few years with that cross town team. At the rate that they retire numbers, they’ll have to share numbers (and put names on their backs) or go to triple digits.

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    Foxsports.com has #20

    Submitted by Steve_in_Tampa (not verified) on Wed, 07/09/2008 – 1:08pm.
    Foxsports.com has #20 assigned to Trot Nixon.

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    Not that Fox Sports knows

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Wed, 07/09/2008 – 3:22pm.
    Not that Fox Sports knows anything, but that’s weird all the same. 20’s been HoJo’s number this year.

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    Now Foxsports is listing

    Submitted by Matt B (not verified) on Fri, 07/11/2008 – 6:42pm.
    Now Foxsports is listing Nixon as #36

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    TSN.ca also lists Trot As 36

    Submitted by Onur Koc (not verified) on Sun, 07/13/2008 – 12:01am.
    TSN.ca also lists Trot As 36

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