Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/15/14
FRANK CASHEN: “The genesis of the trade was that we wanted to add a big bat to the lineup. He did that right away, but perhaps more importantly was the way he handled our young pitchers. He was the perfect guy for so many reasons.” DAVEY JOHNSON: “Gary was a one-man scouting system. What people didn’t know was that he kept an individual book on every batter in the National League. He was the ideal catcher for our young pitching staff.” DARRYL STRAWBERRY:  “What he added to the team was character. His approach to the game was contagious. It spread to the rest of us. He helped each of us understand what it took to win. I wish I could have lived my life like Gary Carter” RON DARLING: ”The baseball world lost one of its gladiators today, and I have lost a friend.  Gary Carter was everything you wanted in a sports hero: a great talent, a great competitor, a great family man, and a great friend.  To know Gary was to care deeply for him, and I am deeply saddened.  All my thoughts and pray...
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