The Mets on Saturday announced that they’d traded reserve outfielder Timo Perez to the Chicago White Sox for minor league reliever Matt Ginter. Perez, who over three years provided stretches of exciting play interrupted by minor injuries and major brainfarts, was a victim of a numbers game in the outfield. On Sunday, the Mets replaced his reserve spot with former Cub, Astro and Indian infielder Ricky Gutierrez, acquired for a scrub to be named. Update:Sure enough the Mets have issued No. 6 for the 28th time in history. That’s the most ever for any number.
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The Mets finally got around to disable-listing gimpy outfielder Timo Perez 6 and re-calling grumpy infielder Rey Sanchez 10. Meantime, David Cone 16 has re-joined the team, taking the place of lefty reliever Jaime Cerda 43, who was returned to Norfolk for the second time this year.
The Mets over the weekend traded Bruce Chen 32 and AAA pitcher Dickie Gonzalez 39 to Montreal for reliever Scott Strickland. Strickland takes the No. 25 jersey most recently worn by Gary Matthews Jr. The deal extends the Ed Hearn Trade Chain another link.
A broken bone in his hand delivered Mo “Family Feedbag” Vaughn 42 to the 15-DL. Taking his place is deserving perennial outfield candidate Timo Perez, who’ll be in Chicago this week wearingNo. 6.
On Wednesday night, the Mets traded backup outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. 25 to the Orioles and replaced him on the roster with fotrmer Dodgers and White Sox outfielder, McKay Christensen. Christesen is in uniform wearing No. 23. Sarge Jr. bows out of Met-town after 1 at-bat and 1 pinch-running experience.
The Mets made their first September call to Norfolk, bringing back brief vistors Jorge Toca 30 and Tom Martin 34, as well as Pete Walker. Walker first appeared in a Met uni six years ago wearing No. 49; Now, he wears 43. Also, the Mets recalled Timo Perez 6 after Benny Agbayani 50 went down with a busted hamhock. More Tides may be on their way after the AAA playoffs — stay tuned.
In a different deal Saturday, the Mets acqured local lefty and erstwhile Website operator C.J. Nitkowski for the ever-popular Player To Be Named Later. Nikowski wears No. 40.Nitkowski, by my records, became the 666th career Met. Cool!
Any coincidence the Mets’ fortunes reversed at around the same time that Tsuyoshi Shinjo 5 returned? Mr. Sparkle returned from the DL and the disappointing Timo Perez 6 was optioned to Norfolk Somewhere in there, Jerrod Riggan 38 bounced back from Norfolk whileDonna Wall 33 was sentenced to an International League tour.
The Mets have swapped Timo Perez 6 and Darryl Hamilton 18 with disabled list assignments. Brent Hinchliffe was sent back to Norfolk to lick his wounds.
(April 26): The Mets’ disastrous visit to Milwaukee this week featured forgettable debuts by new Met hurlers Brent Hinchliffe 32 and Tom Martin 34. All very despressing even considering the return a few days earlier of Benny Agbayani and Rick White to the roster at Nos. 50 and 51, respectively. In the inbetween, say goodbye to Brian Rose 23, lost on waivers to Tampa Bay; and at least temporarily, to Mark Johnson 20, who had few good words to say on his way back to Virginia Beach. Like he’s got room to talk.