Reader Poll Results- Carlos Delgado Verdict

The latest reader poll results are final. The question was: Will Carlos Delgado be on the Mets roster for the entire 2008 season?

The results are very mixed:

Yes- 56%

No- 44%

Clearly, we’re divided as Mets fans on this issue. I’m sure that the “yes” answers have taken into consideration Delgado’s recent improved hitting and contract that far outweighs his abilities. Thus, the difficulty trading or releasing him must be considered.

The “no” answers have to consider that Delgado has been hurting the Mets both offensively and defensively this season. Very little is expected of Delgado defensively, but his weakness in the field becomes more glaring if he’s not hitting… and hitting with power.

We’ll keep an eye on the Delgado situation as the season continues. Maybe we’ll have to re-run this poll when we get closer to the non-waiver and waiver trading deadline. My guess is that Delgado will be the first player put through waivers in August.

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About Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

4 thoughts on “Reader Poll Results- Carlos Delgado Verdict

  1. TD

    You should do a poll on Carlos Beltran. His .202 bat is still in the lineup only because of a decent OBP and a good glove. He has done nothing since the first week of the season. It's amazing that the home fans aren't booing him out of the ballpark.

    1. Dave Doyle

      Beltran isn't hitting a thing but he does bring some skills to the game that Delgado doesn't. He's got a good glove, arm, and speed. Delgado has none of the above. I think that's the big difference between the two. If Delgado isn't hitting with power, then he has no value to the team. I also don't buy the "veteran presence" argument for Delgado either. That got Julio Franco released last year.

  2. TD

    You should do a poll on Carlos Beltran. His .202 bat is still in the lineup only because of a decent OBP and a good glove. He has done nothing since the first week of the season. It's amazing that the home fans aren't booing him out of the ballpark.

  3. Dave Doyle

    Beltran isn't hitting a thing but he does bring some skills to the game that Delgado doesn't. He's got a good glove, arm, and speed. Delgado has none of the above. I think that's the big difference between the two. If Delgado isn't hitting with power, then he has no value to the team. I also don't buy the "veteran presence" argument for Delgado either. That got Julio Franco released last year.

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