My belief is “Carlos Delgado”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5178 is having a miserable year, with injuries a possible factor. I don’t believe he has lost it. That kind of consistency fades, it doesn’t disappear after one year.
When you’re that good, you don’t lose it. As long as the Mets continue to play as they are, they can afford to give Delgado the opportunity to work his way out of this. Actually, they have no choice. They aren’t going to deal for a first baseman nor are they going to play Julio Franco over him.
The only real solution in dealing with his slump is to drop him in the order, but I don’t see that while Moises Alou is on the DL.