Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 2/8/13
As an overabundance of Michael Bourn rumors float around in the minds of Mets fans everywhere, the team will see pitchers and catchers report to spring training in less than a week. Pending any new additions, the Mets have spots on the opening day roster available, which should create healthy competition between players for the open jobs. Which spots are up for grabs? Who is most likely to earn the illustrious start on opening day? Today we’ll look at the competition for the most gruelling position on the field, catcher. The Mets received John Buck as one of the pieces in the R.A. Dickey trade and he will likely to be the opening day starter for New York. Buck had a career year for the Blue Jays in 2010, which earned him a nice three-year contract with the Marlins. After a so-so ‘11 where he hit .227/.316/.367 and added 16 home runs and 57 RBI, the veteran backstop struggled last season hitting .192/.297/.347. Not the kind of numbers a team would expect from someone earning $6 ...
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