Delgado Eyeing July, Open To Minors

Carlos Delgado was in Manhattan yesterday, but don't read too much into it. So said the recuperating slugger to Puerto Rican reporter Jose L. Delgado from El Nuevo Dia (link in Spanish), who caught up with Delgado at a downtown restaurant and managed to squeeze in a few pointed questions.

Among the lunchtime topics were rumors of the Yankees and Angels having interest in Delgado, of which the 38-year-old said, "They were basically just rumors," spurred by injuries to Nick Johnson and Kendry Morales. While admitting that the connections made sense, as both injured players are DH/first baseman who hit from the left side (Morales is a switch hitter), Delgado says he and his agent have focused on "planting the seed" with a couple of other teams that he wouldn't name. Neither is he committed solely to DH work for AL teams, acknowledging that while the extra rest has appeal, he doesn't want to take that too much into consideration "as an athlete who wants to give 100 percent."

Delgado says he has been hitting for the last six weeks and could be ready to return to the majors within the month. Delgado wants to return in good enough condition to play all of next season, because "I still have things I want to do," including reaching 500 home runs (he's 27 away). To that end, he says he has "no problem" starting off in the minors this season.


20 Responses to Delgado Eyeing July, Open To Minors Leave a Reply

  1. TytheSportsGuy 5 years ago

    Rangers?

  2. Even though it would be pointless, I would love for him to return to Toronto.

  3. diehardmets 5 years ago

    Imagine him as a Yankee. With that short RF porch, he’d blast 20 in half a season.

  4. I personally would love to see delswato to finish his career with the Jays. Tho I bet it doesn’t happen cuz it makes no sense at all unless he is willing to come off the bench and I bet his price is too high for that to make sense.

    • East Coast Bias 5 years ago

      I can’t see his price being that high if he’s willing to start in the minors though… It’s certainly a possibility.

    • HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

      I can’t see him re-joining The Jays. That would be the opposite direction that they’re going in at this point. Honestly, I think it would be nice to see as well, but it just doesn’t make sense with the young (and controllable) talent in the minors.

  5. TheodoreRoosevelt 5 years ago

    If the Jays dealt Overbay and Bautista by the deadline, and if they decide to keep Wallace in AAA for the season to work on his glove, then a spot would open up at DH…

    It wouldn’t be something I’d be entirely against in that scenario, perhaps even giving some guidance to our young bats. But it is a lot of “if’s” and, as you say, it verges on the pointless.

    I’d still love to see Carlos at least play his token last game in Toronto so he can retire as a Jay. Even the hardest of progressives should like to see that.

  6. I’d like the White Sox to give him a shot, Kotsay and Jones have been alright recently but put a healthy Delgado between Konerko and Quentin and that lineup looks dangerous.

  7. I’d like the White Sox to give him a shot, Kotsay and Jones have been alright recently but put a healthy Delgado between Konerko and Quentin and that lineup looks dangerous.

  8. Angels have the best shot at him, with Morales being out and them wishing death upon Napoli et al

  9. Angels have the best shot at him, with Morales being out and them wishing death upon Napoli et al

  10. I was certain the Orioles were going to sign him in the offseason. But it would make sense for the Angels to make an offer to Delgado. I’d love to see him reach 500 HR

  11. I was certain the Orioles were going to sign him in the offseason. But it would make sense for the Angels to make an offer to Delgado. I’d love to see him reach 500 HR

  12. I really hope the Giants consider this. With the success of Burrell and Huff who knows, maybe Delgado will catch fire too.

  13. I wouldnt be hard on giving him a 1 yr deal as a pinch hitter for the Mets power bat off the bench

  14. he is going to the Angels

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