Once again, I’m doing some 1975 customs as a “proof of concept” for a project I’ve got going on this winter. This time around, I’m featuring players who started the season with the Mets but are now elsewhere.
Before we get into the customs, here’s a bit of trivia I picked up watching a nationally-televised Mets game (FS1, I think… maybe ESPN):
How many players from this year’s opening day starting lineup are currently on the Mets active roster?
While you think about that, here are the customs along with the transactions in chronological order:
July 27th; Lucas Duda to the Tampa Bay Rays for Drew Smith.
July 31st; Addison Reed to the Boston Red Sox for Jamie Callahan (who just got called up) and two minor leaguers
August 9th; Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians for a minor leaguer
August 12th; Neil Walker to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later
August 19th; Curtis Granderson to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a PTBNL (which a day later became Jacob Rhame, also a September call-up)
August 19th; Rene Rivera claimed on waivers by the Chicago Cubs
Answer to the trivia: Two of the nine Mets from the opening day starting lineup are currently active and with the Mets: Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes.
Yoenis Cespedes and Noah Syndergaard are on the DL and the other five players are shown above (with the exception of reliever Addison Reed, of course).