Tag:Carlos Delgado
Posted on: March 9, 2009 12:44 pm

Odds & Ends: Strasburg, Lester, Pudge

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Posted on: November 6, 2008 11:56 am
Edited on: November 6, 2008 6:26 pm

Mets Rumors: Fuentes, Cordero, Delgado

5:18pm: More on the Mets: Ken Davidoff says they're shopping Aaron Heilman, Scott Schoeneweis, and Pedro Feliciano.  The A's, Rays, and Rangers are fans of Heilman.  The Rockies, Cardinals, Cubs, and D'Backs were also tossed into the mix by Adam Rubin, though the D'Backs haven't had recent talks.   The Mets would be willing to pick up some of the $3.6MM owed to Schoeneweis next year.

4:58pm: Brian Fuentes' agent Rick Thurman calls the below rumor of an offer to the Mets a "total fabrication."

10:56am: Checking in on the Mets...

Posted on: November 5, 2008 9:14 am
Edited on: November 5, 2008 10:42 pm

Mets Prioritize Pitching

9:15pm: Michael Schmidt has a look at the amusing binder the Boras Corporation compiled to sell Oliver Perez.

6:31pm: Mets GM Omar Minaya commented on Manny Ramirez, indicating that he plans to invest in pitching instead.

2:34pm: The Mets expressed preliminary interest in Jon Garland and Ryan Dempster, according to Ken Davidoff.  Dempster's agent made it clear that he won't be re-signing with the Cubs soon.

1:23pm: ESPN's Buster Olney wrote in his blog this morning that the Mets are probably not willing to go past three years for Francisco Rodriguez or any reliever.

10:03am: More Mets chatter from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. He says the Mets and Rays have had preliminary discussions about Edwin Jackson and Andy Sonnanstine.  The Rays have some interest in Aaron Heilman, though the Mets would need to give more.

Sherman believes the Mets' interest in Ibanez is minor, and Carlos Delgado or Ryan Church would have to be dealt first.

9:45am: The Mets are prioritizing pitching this winter, based on articles by Mike Puma of the New York Post, Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News, and Ken Davidoff of Newsday.  Let's dig in!

  • Puma says the Mets have Scott Boras clients Oliver Perez and Derek Lowe on the radar.  Perez offers the benefit of familiarity, though he's not likely to sign quickly.  Ken Rosenthal says the Mets would probably do $12MM a year for Perez, but Boras will want more.  Rubin notes that Lowe is doubly attractive to the Mets for his closing experience.
  • Rubin lists the Rockies, Cardinals, Cubs, and D'Backs as potential trade destinations for Aaron Heilman.  The Rays have also been connected to Heilman.
  • Davidoff mentions Omar Minaya's Javier Vazquez connection.  ESPN's Keith Law says the Vazquez to the Mets rumor "appears to have originated in the Chicago camp, and the White Sox are keen to move him." 
  • ESPN's Buster Olney says the Mets inquired on Rays pitcher Edwin Jackson.
  • Davidoff also points out the Mets' interest in Raul Ibanez despite their emphasis on pitching.  The Royals and Cubs are also in on Ibanez so far.
Posted on: November 1, 2008 1:58 pm

Odds And Ends: Street, Schilling, Tigers

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Posted on: October 31, 2008 10:10 am

Mets Pick Up Delgado's Option

According to Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog, the Mets picked up Carlos Delgado's $12MM option for 2009 today.  GM Omar Minaya announced this plan about a month ago.

It was an easy call on Delgado, given the $4MM buyout.  The 36 year-old first baseman hit .271/.353/.518 in 686 plate appearances.

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Posted on: October 2, 2008 1:10 pm
Edited on: October 2, 2008 4:40 pm

Minaya Extended; Delgado Will Stay

The Mets made Omar Minaya's extension official today.  It runs through 2012 with club options for two years beyond that.  Matthew Cerrone at MetsBlog likes the decision, but feels the term is excessive.

Additionally, Minaya announced that the Mets will exercise Carlos Delgado's $12MM option for '09.  This seemed like an easy decision given the $4MM buyout.  The Mets were not going to find an .800 OPS first baseman on the free agent market for a one-year, $8MM deal.

On the bullpen front, ESPN's Buster Olney says rival execs expect the Mets to aggressively pursue free agent Brian Fuentes.  I'm thinking three years, $30MM.

Posted on: September 30, 2008 11:34 am
Edited on: October 1, 2008 12:06 pm

How To Fix The Mets

I will offer my own opinions on how to improve the Mets in the Offseason Outlook, due within a few weeks.  Many journalists have already weighed in - let's take a look.

Posted on: September 29, 2008 11:33 am
Edited on: September 29, 2008 12:02 pm

Delgado's Option Set At $12MM

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.

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