Delgado Still Wants To Play This Year

9:50pm: Delgado refused to speculate if he could play in 2011 if he were to miss all of this season, writes Mike Puma of the New York Post.

6:09pm: Carlos Delgado says that he still wants to play this year, pending rehab, tweets Anthony DiComo of  The free agent slugger also said that he never got an offer from the Mets before his second surgery. 

As David Lennon of Newsday (via Twitter) points out, Delgado could still be an option for the Mets later on in the season.  Back in February the 37-year-old said that he could envision himself signing on with a club mid-year.

The first baseman first underwent surgery for a torn labrum of the hip in May of 2009 and was sidelined for the remainder of the season.  He enjoyed a successful and healthy season in 2008 when he slugged .271/.353/.518 with 38 HRs.

15 Responses to Delgado Still Wants To Play This Year Leave a Reply

  1. BIGPELF 5 years ago

    when he can play again zach??

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    start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    When he doesn’t get a job will Hudson call it racism because he’s Puerto Rican?

  3. The White Sox as a dark horse mid-season for him? Their offense has looked poor, and Ozzie’s “platoon DH” idea hasn’t been pretty so far. I know they have a big boost in lefty power.

    • jwsox 5 years ago

      i was literally just going to post that, If they sign him and send kotsay out he would be a cheap alternative to making a big trade(which kenny williams didnt deny he said he didnt sign more guys this winter so he could have money to make a big move if needed) and he could rotate DH and 1st with konerko and they could still have jones or kotsay rotate every days or every other day with the out fielders…

      • Ricky Bones 5 years ago

        They can’t send Kotsay out & have him rotate. It’s one or the other.

  4. BIGPELF 5 years ago

    even injured hes beter then jacobs and tatis

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      Is there really something wrong with bringing Ike Davis up already? He can field his position and he can rake. I love what Delgado was and still wear his jersey, but I say, “Let’s face the future with players of the future”…or we’ll have no future!

      • BIGPELF 5 years ago

        thats right i would love to se ike and fernando in the mlb club but you know the M&M are just two stupid dumb@ss

        • Infield Fly 5 years ago

          Yeah, but when it comes to Ike & Martínez, I don’t think it’s M&M – this time. I suspect it’s W&W. I get the sense that the Wilpons are weighing in on this pretty hard, like, “Keep ’em both in the minors!” Meanwhile, the Mets are circling the drain…and we’re not even 2 weeks out of the gate!

  5. sherrilltradedooverexperience 5 years ago

    Delgado is the 21’st century’s Fred McGriff. I’d say he has 2 decent years left at most in the tank.

  6. 17KellyGruber 5 years ago

    My worst case scenario, I hope when Delgado retires, he signs the 1-day contract with Toronto to retire a Jay. It’s where he made his start and has made a name for himself.

    My best case scenario would be for the Jays to sign him as a player/mentor to the young guys. I think he wants to play full time, but I could hope that he would consider being a bat off the bench, DH a little, give the 1B (hopefully, Ruiz) a rest once in a while.

    Possible scenario: trade Overbay and sign Delgado?

    Like frasco25 said, he is only 27 HRs away from 500. And only 14 away from 350 as a Jay!

  7. gigantes2425 5 years ago

    this is annoying to hear that another veteran wants to keep playing. just let it go delgado. you’re done.

    • Glove Affair 5 years ago

      Ahh, but this is baseball…and nobody lets go of the potential to make more money until forced to!

  8. BIGPELF 5 years ago

    i hope hes able because hes like 27 hrs away to the 500

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