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.


43 Responses to Blue Jays Do Not Sign Carlos Delgado Leave a Reply

  1. universalguru 5 years 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.

  2. universalguru 5 years 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.

  3. ARod's Ring 5 years ago

    he should retire a blue jay, in my opinion…

  4. ARod's Ring 5 years ago

    he should retire a blue jay, in my opinion…

  5. where is he gonna play?

    • Guest 5 years ago

      he’s gonna pitch

    • scatterbrian 5 years ago

      Toronto mostly.

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

  6. where is he gonna play?

  7. blurnandez 5 years 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?

  8. blurnandez 5 years 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?

  9. RazorShines 5 years 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 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 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 ago

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

    • mochajoe 5 years ago

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

    • Spirit of '69 5 years 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.

  10. RazorShines 5 years 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

  11. YaNkEessohten 5 years 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

  12. YaNkEessohten 5 years 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

  13. Guest 5 years 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.

  14. Guest 5 years 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.

  15. Roll Fizzlebeef 5 years 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 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.

  16. rpriske 5 years 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 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.

  17. JohnLucarelli 5 years 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.

  18. nelson_c 5 years 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?

  19. Devern Hansack 5 years 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?

  20. Bravesfan4L 5 years 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..

  21. Fan590: Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos has denied any reports of the team signing Carlos Delgado when contacted by THE FAN 590.

  22. S8P7W 5 years ago

    I’m hoping for a “Delgado signs with Jays, Overbay traded to Mets” scenario.

    Edit: D’oh!

  23. Anthopolous & well respected Toronto reporters (J. Blair & Mike Wilner) are saying this is not true.

  24. RiverKKiller999 5 years ago

    They didnt sign hahaha lol

  25. ARod's Ring 5 years ago

    WTF?!!!

  26. cynomatic 5 years ago

    I would like to see the following unfold

    1. Jays sign Carlos to be the DH
    2.Trade Overbay for a few B level prospects
    3. Have Lind or Wallace try their luck at 1B

    • The market is saturated with 1B/DH type players. Overbay plays a better defense then most of them, but why give up anything in a trade when you can get Russell Branyan or Ryan Garko for cheap? I would like Overbay to be traded but it’s not going to happen unless it’s at the deadline.

    • redsox4120 5 years ago

      That’s probably the plan, Lind is a great player, he’s going to be a big name someday, I’m a Sox fan and I was voting for Lind over and over for the final playoff spot in last years all star game.

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

      I doubt the Jays would get more than 1 ‘B-level’ prospect for Overbay. He’s a decent 1B, but it’s no secret that he’s somewhat Overpaid [pun intended, regardless of lameness].

  27. blurnandez 5 years ago

    Nice job, Coslov!

  28. Bluejaysnation 5 years ago

    Gettin everyone all worked up for nothing!!

  29. Guest 5 years ago

    might be the dumbest comment i’ve ever read

  30. Guest 5 years ago

    After they lost Rios’ killer numbers, and then saw him reach new levels of stardom in Chicago; they decided they wanted him back. They offered Marcum, Wallace and McGowan, but Chicago wouldn’t trade him, so Toronto got Rios’ exact equal in every way, Carlos Delgado.

  31. nuke76 5 years ago

    What do you mean by that??? his .247 BA he hit last year?? oh yea they really miss him.

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