Well its pretty easy looking at who has worn number 8 to pick who was the one who stands out. I mean Yogi Berra was a pretty good coach and a Manager for the 73 Mets that made it to the World Series. After Yogi its kind of slim pickings.
Dan Norman? He did get traded for Seaver. Carlos Baerga? Desi Relaford had a mean fastball when he pitched in a lopsided victory .
I think the "kid" Gary Carter wins this one hands down. The question is will we see him Sunday before the Mets play the Braves out in the field to drop the countdown # to 8? He has made himself scarce ever since his mouth got him in trouble with making comments about managing when Willie was on the hot seat. The hall of famer has been managing in the independent leagues.
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