From the “About Last Night” post, Jeff said I haven’t commented about “Carlos Delgado.”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5178 I’ve gone back and he’s right, I haven’t said much about him lately.
I can’t see sitting him because the Mets don’t have anybody better. Maybe Conine will get a few games, but you’re certainly not going to play Green ahead of him. However, I don’t see any problem dropping him behind Alou in the order. If he’s going to make an out, I’d rather have it at the bottom of the order rather than in the middle where he’d kill a rally.
Overall, I don’t think Delgado is washed up as much as simply having a bad year. If I’m Omar Minaya heading into the winter, I see a lot more priorities than finding another first baseman.
Thanks for bringing Delgado to my attention. If anybody else want me to comment on a player, just let me know.-JD