Found February 20, 2012 on Mets Fever:
PLAYERS: Reese Havens
TEAMS: New York Mets
I like the numbers game, I don't know why and I even understand that it's generally absolutely meaningless.  But I find it interesting what players get what numbers, does Josh Satin with #3 have any greater chance of making the team then Reese Havens at #75. We've heard of players paying for lucky numbers and others keeping their first spring training number instead of trading up.  Maybe the only thing a number indicates going into camp is who is expected to make the team, established players get their numbers and younger players expected to make the team get a regulars' number. For example use the numbers from above, Satin has #3 because he came up last year while Havens still has a lot to prove health wise, despite the rational behind the numbers Havens still has more of a chance to become a regular major leaguer. When Ronny Cedano was signed their was some speculation that the Mets needed a RHH power bat on the bench who played the corner infield.  Turner has opti...

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