Mets 2010 Roster Taking Shape- Six More Cuts

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After last night’s game against the Rays (losing 4-2) the Mets made six more cuts. That takes the current roster down to 27 players. Cut from the team last night were pitchers Nelson Figueroa, Kiko Calero, Bobby Parnell, and Elmer Dessens. Also cut were infielder Russ Adams and outfielder/first baseman Chris Carter.

Both Figueroa and Carter were somewhat surprising. They both seemed to be on the very edge of making the team. Relief pitcher Raul Valdes is still on the roster but will probably be cut by tomorrow’s 3pm deadline to get down to 25 players.

Carter appears to have lost the battle for the last spot on the roster to Frank Catalanotto. Omir Santos is still on the roster but will probably be cut by tomorrow as well.

I’m sure there are some really unhappy players right now. Figueroa made no bones about his desire to make the team, speaking openly to the press about it. And I assume Carter is unhappy after having a really good spring.

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3 thoughts on “Mets 2010 Roster Taking Shape- Six More Cuts

  1. DyHrdMET

    some of these cuts just make me wonder about the decision making process. Carter would have been great off the bench, especially with Murphy out. Adams surprised me because he stuck around this long. Figgy got burned the most because of how great he pitched this Spring only to get shafted again.

    1. Dave Doyle

      Carter and Catalanotto are kind of a toss-up to me. If Frank can't hit, they'll probably have a quick trigger to call up Carter. I think Adams was just around for so long to play the middle infield in the spring games with Reyes out. And Figgy always gets the shaft it seems like. I wish they would give him a legitimate shot out of the bullpen or just let him go somewhere else.

  2. Dave Doyle

    Carter and Catalanotto are kind of a toss-up to me. If Frank can't hit, they'll probably have a quick trigger to call up Carter. I think Adams was just around for so long to play the middle infield in the spring games with Reyes out. And Figgy always gets the shaft it seems like. I wish they would give him a legitimate shot out of the bullpen or just let him go somewhere else.

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