Blue Jays Do Not Sign Carlos Delgado

4:32pm: MLB.com's Jordan Bastian tweets that Delgado's agent shot the rumor down as well.

4:05pm: GM Alex Anthopoulos denied the report when contacted by the FAN 590 in Toronto (via Twitter).

3:37pm: Word out of Puerto Rico is that the Blue Jays have signed free agent Carlos Delgado, according to MLB.com's Noah Coslov (via Twitter). 

The signing would be a return back to where it all started for Delgado, who holds a place in the top three of basically every significant offensive statistic in team history. Just last week we heard that Delgado wasn't a fit for Toronto, however things can always change.


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43 Comments on "Blue Jays Do Not Sign Carlos Delgado"


universalguru
5 years 7 months ago

This is a bit odd to me… I was sure that with Lind, Overbay and Wallace there was no room for him unless they’re convinced they can move one of them or maybe Wallace is going to stay in the minors? Odd move.

universalguru
5 years 7 months ago

This is a bit odd to me… I was sure that with Lind, Overbay and Wallace there was no room for him unless they’re convinced they can move one of them or maybe Wallace is going to stay in the minors? Odd move.

ARod's Ring
5 years 7 months ago

he should retire a blue jay, in my opinion…

ARod's Ring
5 years 7 months ago

he should retire a blue jay, in my opinion…

5 years 7 months ago

where is he gonna play?

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

he’s gonna pitch

scatterbrian
5 years 7 months ago

Toronto mostly.

Actually, I’m assuming if this is true, it’s a precursor to an Overbay trade.

5 years 7 months ago

where is he gonna play?

blurnandez
5 years 7 months ago

Not sure what to make of this.
Jays thinking this is a good PR move to go along with their young team?
Maybe Delgado only thinks he has one more year left in the tank, and wants to retire a Jay?

blurnandez
5 years 7 months ago

Not sure what to make of this.
Jays thinking this is a good PR move to go along with their young team?
Maybe Delgado only thinks he has one more year left in the tank, and wants to retire a Jay?

RazorShines
5 years 7 months ago

The Mets dropped the ball on this one….see what happens when u focus on Beltran’s BS and not free agents that you need

Wolfbane
5 years 7 months ago

They didn’t drop the ball… Delgado is a DH at this point, and they’d be much better served signing Russell Branyan, who is still at worst an average fielder.

Wolfbane
5 years 7 months ago

They didn’t drop the ball… Delgado is a DH at this point, and they’d be much better served signing Russell Branyan, who is still at worst an average fielder.

mochajoe
5 years 7 months ago

Word is that they were not thrilled with his ability to play the field

mochajoe
5 years 7 months ago

Word is that they were not thrilled with his ability to play the field

Spirit of '69
5 years 7 months ago

No one dropped the ball. He’s going to be a part-time DH and possibly play a few games at 1B. All the reports out of Puerto Rico said he was not moving well but could still swing the bat. Mets need to focus on pitching. Thank you Toronto and SF for clarifying this for our woefully distracted front office.

RazorShines
5 years 7 months ago

The Mets dropped the ball on this one….see what happens when u focus on Beltran’s BS and not free agents that you need

YaNkEessohten
5 years 7 months ago

Even as a Yankees fan Delgado will probably be a good fit for the Jays. He can possibley hit 30-40yrs so it’ll be interesting how it works out

YaNkEessohten
5 years 7 months ago

Even as a Yankees fan Delgado will probably be a good fit for the Jays. He can possibley hit 30-40yrs so it’ll be interesting how it works out

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

makes sense to me. overbay at first, delgado at DH, lind and snider in the corner outfields. he’s not blocking anyone, wallace will start at AAA. they can move either delgado or overbay at the deadline.

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

makes sense to me. overbay at first, delgado at DH, lind and snider in the corner outfields. he’s not blocking anyone, wallace will start at AAA. they can move either delgado or overbay at the deadline.

Roll Fizzlebeef
5 years 7 months ago

WHAT. No, this makes absolutely no sense at all. They don’t need him there when they have players who can produce similar to what he produces but are less of an injury risk. Not to mention that any position he could conceivably play is already full up with players.

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

there’s absolutely room for him, i don’t get why everyone thinks there isn’t. wallace will start in the minors. overbay will be moved as soon as someone’s 1B goes down, it’s gonna happen. I bet he ends up in seattle.

This year is a fine year to try and turn Lind into an average LF. Snider is an average RF.

rpriske
5 years 7 months ago

Lind/Wells/Snider in the OF. Delgado as DH. Wallace in the minors.

Really this ‘blocks’ Ruiz, but that is okay.

boxcar8
5 years 7 months ago

Why is that ok? Chances are decent that Ruiz has a good first half and builds trade value before the deadline. The only possible way this makes sense is if someone is interested in Overbay. Otherwise, I am going to doubt AA for the first time since he started.

JohnLucarelli
5 years 7 months ago

I don’t see it as a big deal from a Mets standpoint. Clearly it was time for us to move on from him anyway. I hope he has a bounce back year, but it definitely won’t come on the defensive side.

nelson_c
5 years 7 months ago

lets wait until this is confirmed before anybody starts getting upset. Doens’t make a whole lot of sense from the bluejays side. Are the Jays taking a run at worst MLB defense?

Devern Hansack
5 years 7 months ago

Delgado had an OPS of .871 in 159 games in 2008. It’s not time to write him off just yet.

Are the Jays planning on using him at DH?

Bravesfan4L
5 years 7 months ago

Well when you have Daniel Murphy as your current first baseman I would think that you would benefit from a signing of Delgado. Good news for Braves fans, the Mets aren’t far from contention and Delgado would have certainly helped in my opinion..