You may recall Jayson Stark’s September 12th article, where he explained the details of Carlos Delgado’s 2009 option. Stark wrote that Delgado’s option could’ve flipped from $12MM to $16MM if he won the World Series MVP and finished top six in the regular MVP vote.
Delgado still might snag a few MVP votes, but he won’t be winning any postseason awards with the Mets eliminated. GM Omar Minaya has an easy decision – exercise at $12MM or buy Delgado out for $4MM. Earlier this year the buyout seemed a lock; now we’re certain to see the option exercised.