Marty Noble, of MLB.com, reported last night that Carlos Delgado’s return to playing has been mysteriously delayed. One can only assume that he aggravated an injury or just isn’t ready to play yet, but no details were actually given regarding the delay. However, two members of the Mets’ staff said that Delgado should resume playing in the middle of January.
Carlos played in only 26 games last season after staying healthy throughout his 2008 campaign. He had an incredibly strong finish in 2008, but can we really trust a 37 year old coming off surgery and further injury aggravations to contribute to this year’s team? I realize the Mets are looking for cheap solutions to fill out the roster, but I don’t support more signings of old, injured players. I believe the team needs consistency, and it seems unlikely that Delgado would be able to provide that this season.
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