Carlos Delgado Delayed

Per Marty Noble’s article on, Carlos Delgado’s comeback has been delayed.

Minaya said on Monday that Delgado had not resumed playing and probably wouldn’t until January. Another person reiterated that on Tuesday and added that the delay — and the reason for it — might diminish the Mets’ interest in re-signing the 37-year-old veteran of 15-plus seasons.

Here is why:

No specific reason was given for the delay, but one of the people aware of the change said on Tuesday night that Delgado probably isn’t yet physically ready to play.

I’m not sure whether the Mets were ever truly serious about considering Delgado for 2010 — it smelled similar to Omar Minaya’s “interest” in Pedro Martinez this time last year — but this setback more or less cements the end of Delgado’s career as a Met.

Good thing or bad thing? Or neutral thing? You decide — post your comments.

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  1. Walnutz15 December 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    Bye Carlos….don’t let the door hit’cha.

    I’ve heard that his rehabiliation from hip-surgery has gone “so good, that sometimes he gets bored”.

    This guy’s a dog….let him go DH somewhere, since we don’t need anymore aging, injured quitters on this squad.

    It may have been a good idea to bring back a somewhat healthy Delgado in 2010, on an incentive-laden deal….coupled with another FA signing — but now I’m questioning him already.

    That ain’t a good sign moving forward.

    Baltimore? Anaheim?

    He could hit 40 homers, and I’d still say it was a sound decision to turn the page on him. The guy’s a Designated Hitter now…..let him make the move.

    He probably wants to, anyway…with another year of controversy and front office juggling on the way.

  2. Kevin Buckley December 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    OK, this is definitely a good thing.

    I’m disappointed to read that the Braves are about to sign Troy Glaus. Unlike the left-hitting Delgado, the righty Glaus would have been an excellent platoon partner for Murphy.

  3. Walnutz15 December 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    $2MM base + incentives for Glaus….lol

    Now, of course — you don’t just pencil in a guy to sign with just any team of city…..there needs to be mutual interest; however:

    – Alex Cora
    – Troy Glaus

    At $2MM……hmm……who would YOU choose?

    I’m well aware that Glaus is coming off a couple of injuries — but Cora’s got 2 surgically repaired hands, and a bad back now.

    Makes you wonder what the Mets are thinking in terms of how much they were going to spend on Delgado if he came back?

    Should be no more than $3MM + incentives (or so) at this point.

    Somehow, I doubt that’s their plan though…