Originally written January 20, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Whether or not the Mets should retire Gary Carter’s number is something that Mets fans are debating today. What are your thoughts on that? The following post was originally published in July of 2011 by Derek Candela. Some strong cases are made on both sides within our comments. Enjoy this latest MMO Flashback. Our prayers and thoughts are with Gary Carter.  - Joe D. While it seems inevitable that the Mets will eventually retire Gary Carters uniform No. 8, one serious consideration the Mets ought to make is retiring Keith Hernandez’ No. 17 as well. Carter’s No. 8 has not been issued to any Mets player since his Hall of Fame induction in 2003, and rightfully so. However, the same can not be said for Keith Hernandez’ number 17. Adding insult to injury, we’ve seen number 17 issued to players like Luis Lopez, David Newhan, Graeme Lloyd, Chin-lung Hu, and so on. It is very possible that Keith may never be inducted into the Hall of Fame due to his involvement in the Pittsburgh drug trials...
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