It’s Tuesday morning and all looks well in the Mets’ world. Carlos Delgado waived his right to demand a trade and says he wants to remain a Met. Delgado will remain a Met through 2008, and possibly longer if they pick up his 2009 option. Delgado is 34 and says he wants to retire a Met. That’s going to mean a contract extension somewhere along the line.
Because Delgado had been traded to the Mets by Florida after signing a free-agent contract he was allowed to request a trade.
Another positive note …
Remember how I told you not to get uptight about Pedro Martinez’s retirement talk? Well, Omar Minaya talked with Martinez’s agent and received an encouraging report. As I said, Pedro was just couching things. Of course he would retire if he were physically unable to pitch. It’s logical.
Also, negotiations continue with Tom Glavine, and have begun with Willie Randolph on a contract extension.
All good news, wouldn’t you say?