Delgado To Make Winter League Debut On Sunday

An article by posted on December 31, 2009

According to Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN, Carlos Delgado will make his Winter League debut this Sunday.

After several delays, free agent first baseman Carlos Delgado will finally be making his winter league debut on Sunday, according to a report out of Puerto Rico. Delgado missed the majority of last season with the New York Mets after undergoing right hip surgery. His delay has been due to complications with that hip.

Delgado had originally stated that he would delay his return to baseball activities until mi January, so this is a positive step in that regard.

I believe that the Mets are still interested in Delgado and will closely monitor his progress. Minaya had met with Delgado earlier this month, and it is believed that both sides would welcome a reunion of sorts.

With the addition of Jason Bay, it would seem the Mets could still use some left handed thump in the lineup.

It’s my opinion that a one-year incentive laden deal with a $3-4 million dollar base salary could prove to be a wise investment as it would allow Ike Davis a full year of seasoning in AAA, and may even give the Mets a trade piece in Daniel Murphy who will turn into a pumpkin once the Ike Davis era begins in 2011.

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