When talking about last year, for the most part Carlos Delgado could have just asked the question: Can’t I just stink?
For the first time in ten years, Delgado didn’t hit 30 homers and drive in at least 90 runs. He hit .258 with 24 homers and 87 RBI. Delgado underwent hand and elbow surgery during the winter of 2006, but said the recovery had no impact.
“I wish it was,” Delgado said. “Then I would have an explanation. I just had a bad year.”
Delgado said he’s 100 percent and has been hitting since early January.
In explaining his problems, Delgado said he lost focus. Instead of gradually working his way out of his funk, he began lunging at pitches, trying to pull and developed several bad habits he couldn’t shake.
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