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The Mets quest for former Dodger players continues
2007-02-19 09:06
by Bob Timmermann

Sandy Alomar, Jr. signed a minor-league contract with the Mets.

On the 40-man roster now, the Mets have the following players who played for the Dodgers or were in the Dodgers farm system:
Marcos Carvajal
Pedro Martinez
Guillermo Mota
Chan Ho Park
Duaner Sanchez
Paul Lo Duca
Jose Valentin
Shawn Green

Among non-roster invites:
Aaron Sele
Sandy Alomar

2007-02-19 09:56:12
1.   Gen3Blue
Just to show I bear no malice toward the Mets and Jose, I hope that when this year is complete, Valentin's combined stats for
2 years are exactly what a reasonable projection made after his last(only?) year with the D's would be.
2007-02-19 10:44:32
2.   sam2175
Is Julio Franco still on that team? If yes, is it the oldest team ever? Or, at least in the last couple of decades?
2007-02-19 10:58:19
3.   Bob Timmermann
Julio Franco is 48 (he turns 49 on August 23). Other players who were actually on a big league roster as legitimate players at that age (not token appearances like Minnie Minoso or Nick Altrock) or older would be Hoyt Wilhelm (49 years old with the 1972 Dodgers although he claimed to be 48 at the time) and Jack Quinn who was 49 and on the 1933 Reds.

Quinn's last game was two days after his 50th birthday.

2007-02-19 12:14:23
4.   dianagramr

Now the question becomes (if Sandy makes the team), would Alomar and Franco be the oldest teammates in history?

2007-02-19 12:35:08
5.   Bob Timmermann
In 1933, the 49-year old Quinn played on the same team as 42-year old Eppa Rixey.
2007-02-19 12:49:11
6.   Shaun P
4 5 Don't forget about El Duque, who is almost certainly older than what he claims to be.

And wasn't/isn't Ricky Ledee also under the Mets' control, or is he elsewhere?

2007-02-19 13:06:34
7.   Bob Timmermann
Ricky Ledee is getting a tryout with Oakland.

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