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Carp named Player of the Year

NEW YORK -- Mike Carp took in the experiences a New York Mets player would have every day, surveying the home clubhouse at Shea Stadium and soaking up the big league lifestyle.

It was his kind of scene, Carp - the Mets' 2006 Sterling Minor League Player of the Year - decided. "I could get used to this someday," Carp said. Carp, a 20-year-old first baseman, was tabbed as the Mets' top minor league player after a standout season at Class-A St. Lucie of the Florida State League. A left-handed batter, Carp hit .287 with 69 runs scored, 27 doubles, one triple, 1...