Mets' Delgado likely headed to DL

Mets' Delgado likely headed to DL

There are 19 comments on the Newsday story from May 15, 2009, titled Mets' Delgado likely headed to DL. In it, Newsday reports that:

While no official decision is expected until Saturday, the Mets are preparing for life without Carlos Delgado , who seems headed for an indefinite stay on the disabled list because of his aching hip.

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statement

Gainesville, FL

#1 May 15, 2009
Tough break for Delgado and the Mets.
John Milner

Los Angeles, CA

#2 May 15, 2009
Murphey & Niese to San Diego for Andrian Gonzalez. Solves our first base issues.
Jay

Ewa Beach, HI

#3 May 16, 2009
Got to love how the Met's are playing infielders in the outfield and outfielders in the infield. I'm just waiting for pitcher's to start catching and catcher's to start pitching. Bottom line, they are winning as a team!
Will

Mountain View, CA

#4 May 16, 2009
Great win against one of the best pitchers in the game after spotting them 5 runs.. Yes Fat Francesca and other morons, break up the core and Trade D. Wright.. idiot!!
jmoney

New York, NY

#5 May 16, 2009
dwright is so unclutch. He needs to be traded cause he has no heart. Once more ridiculousness. Delgado was the reason for the mets slump. if you don't get protection from your four hitter than your line up suffers. Last year when he was hot the mets were amazing.
kat

Pompano Beach, FL

#6 May 16, 2009
Tell the Fat Met hating Francesca that David lifetime batting ave with the bases loaded and less than 2 out is .318. The fat slob will probably say that's just a #. Notice how he never brings up A-Roid and his clutchness
ANTI STUPIDS

Lima, Peru

#7 May 16, 2009
jmoney wrote:
dwright is so unclutch. He needs to be traded cause he has no heart. Once more ridiculousness. Delgado was the reason for the mets slump. if you don't get protection from your four hitter than your line up suffers. Last year when he was hot the mets were amazing.
Very good and smart point of view., so now using your 25%IQ why donīt you lets us know why the Mets are in 1st place?
jimsha

Bronx, NY

#8 May 16, 2009
As for the public perception - and talk radio debate - that Wright is not a clutch player, the third baseman has put that conversation to rest for the time being. When the question was posed to Manuel, he laughed. "Well, I think when they wake up [Saturday] and see how he's carried us, I don't think they're going to be saying that,'' he said. "I think he's going to be doing this for a long time."
What he has done of late is certainly encouraging, but come on Jerry. His reputation of not delivering in the clutch is something that was established based on his body of work over the last two years as well as the 2006 playoffs. You can't say look he is a clutch hitter now because of a few recent games. Lets shed delusion here and be realistic. Of course we don't expect him to deliver every time, but what any Met fan would hope for is to see steady improvement.
Gary Cohen

AOL

#9 May 16, 2009
Great win by mets ! And how bout Molina killin Lincecum !!! Great team unity !!
Truth Teller

Croton On Hudson, NY

#10 May 16, 2009
jimsha wrote:
As for the public perception - and talk radio debate - that Wright is not a clutch player, the third baseman has put that conversation to rest for the time being. When the question was posed to Manuel, he laughed. "Well, I think when they wake up [Saturday] and see how he's carried us, I don't think they're going to be saying that,'' he said. "I think he's going to be doing this for a long time."
What he has done of late is certainly encouraging, but come on Jerry. His reputation of not delivering in the clutch is something that was established based on his body of work over the last two years as well as the 2006 playoffs. You can't say look he is a clutch hitter now because of a few recent games. Lets shed delusion here and be realistic. Of course we don't expect him to deliver every time, but what any Met fan would hope for is to see steady improvement.
No question Wright had his post season problems in 2006, however the 2008 season was the first season where his clutch hitting was bad. Prior to that season, he had always been a solid clutch hitter.

Way too much is made of Wrights clutch hitting. The man is a lifetime .300+ hitter, and good for 30/100+ every year. Players like that don't grow on trees. In fact, players like that get 18 million/year from the Yankees. See Mark Texiera.

I'm incredibly sick and tired of hearing about this RISP nonsense when the fact is that most players RISP over their careers is pretty close to the same as their lifetime average is.

Add to the fact that the Mets would be nowhere without Wright in this or any season he has played...and the fact that there is no player who is even a remotely close alternative, and this whole topic of Wrights clutch hitting really needs to stop.

The horse has been beaten to death already. Leave it alone.
kat

Colwell, IA

#11 May 16, 2009
jimsha wrote:
As for the public perception - and talk radio debate - that Wright is not a clutch player, the third baseman has put that conversation to rest for the time being. When the question was posed to Manuel, he laughed. "Well, I think when they wake up [Saturday] and see how he's carried us, I don't think they're going to be saying that,'' he said. "I think he's going to be doing this for a long time."
What he has done of late is certainly encouraging, but come on Jerry. His reputation of not delivering in the clutch is something that was established based on his body of work over the last two years as well as the 2006 playoffs. You can't say look he is a clutch hitter now because of a few recent games. Lets shed delusion here and be realistic. Of course we don't expect him to deliver every time, but what any Met fan would hope for is to see steady improvement.
. Look at Wright's body of work, Jimsha not just 08 and recently. he has been up since what 04 and has always been a run producer. How Mets fans have such short memories.
David lifetime batting ave with the bases loaded and less than 2 out is .318
Will

Bronx, NY

#12 May 16, 2009
Yes the fat boy's show is all about exaggerating Met mistakes and minimizing mistakes of his beloved Yankees. I love how he doesn't want to talk about steroids but yet the Mets have never had a player like Choke-Roid. How about Piazza that didn't cheat or that f___n Clemens with roid rage should have been thrown out of a WS game for throwing a bat.. No fat boy won't talk about that.... One of these days I'm going to call and give him a hard time and watch him hang up..
kat wrote:
Tell the Fat Met hating Francesca that David lifetime batting ave with the bases loaded and less than 2 out is .318. The fat slob will probably say that's just a #. Notice how he never brings up A-Roid and his clutchness
Deer Park

AOL

#13 May 16, 2009
jmoney wrote:
dwright is so unclutch. He needs to be traded cause he has no heart. Once more ridiculousness. Delgado was the reason for the mets slump. if you don't get protection from your four hitter than your line up suffers. Last year when he was hot the mets were amazing.
Yo Stop smokin' what you are dude! It's not just Wright its the whole team. Sayin' Wright has no heart is like sayin you are a straight A student ....Funny right? David Wright for Player of the month!
TEM-rM

Pompano Beach, FL

#14 May 16, 2009
Truth Teller wrote:
<quoted text>
No question Wright had his post season problems in 2006, however the 2008 season was the first season where his clutch hitting was bad. Prior to that season, he had always been a solid clutch hitter.
Way too much is made of Wrights clutch hitting. The man is a lifetime .300+ hitter, and good for 30/100+ every year. Players like that don't grow on trees. In fact, players like that get 18 million/year from the Yankees. See Mark Texiera.
I'm incredibly sick and tired of hearing about this RISP nonsense when the fact is that most players RISP over their careers is pretty close to the same as their lifetime average is.
Add to the fact that the Mets would be nowhere without Wright in this or any season he has played...and the fact that there is no player who is even a remotely close alternative, and this whole topic of Wrights clutch hitting really needs to stop.
The horse has been beaten to death already. Leave it alone.
Good post! I agree completely. Anybody that thinks D. Wrigth should be traded is a no talent @$$ clown with zero knowledge of baseball.

Baseball is a game of failures. If you fail 70% of the time you are considered a great hitter in MLB standards. The Mets won the last two games because of Wright. They have won many more in the past. If you really did the research he probably came through more than he let down.

This is a player that will be with the Mets for his entire career. The jealous Yankee fans can post all they want about D. Wright but the face remains we have a player that they would take in a heartbeat.

Reyes on the other hand is becoming less valuable each day. Truth be told, the Mets won 2 games and stole 11 bases without Reyes on the field. Just think what they can get for him in a trade.

I'd rather have Holliday in left than Reyes at short.
MinnyJohn

Saint Paul, MN

#15 May 16, 2009
Maybe his teammates are sending Jose a message: see, we can run wild and steal bases and we don't have your speed. You need to start stealing more. Don't worry about getting thrown out. Where would we be if Beltran worried about getting thrown out at third those two times. Start stealing, already!
Bill

Ashburn, VA

#16 May 16, 2009
jimsha wrote:
As for the public perception - and talk radio debate - that Wright is not a clutch player, the third baseman has put that conversation to rest for the time being. When the question was posed to Manuel, he laughed. "Well, I think when they wake up [Saturday] and see how he's carried us, I don't think they're going to be saying that,'' he said. "I think he's going to be doing this for a long time."
What he has done of late is certainly encouraging, but come on Jerry. His reputation of not delivering in the clutch is something that was established based on his body of work over the last two years as well as the 2006 playoffs. You can't say look he is a clutch hitter now because of a few recent games. Lets shed delusion here and be realistic. Of course we don't expect him to deliver every time, but what any Met fan would hope for is to see steady improvement.


Why you are so anti-Wright?
Yes he had a bad post season in 2006, but he's not the first, nor will he be the last to struggle in the playoffs. He BA is well over .300 lifetime AND with RISP.
Rich Yacenda

AOL

#17 May 16, 2009
Yes Mets we are on top. Keep up the pressure. LOve adapting running game wqe got reat wheels so why not? Delgado tough loss but we got lots ways to keep his back I like Murphy and Tatis. Pagan call up will help too.Great deal when Minaya signed Cora, can play and good energy.Hope Putz ok good 8 th innig guy.Happy days sweep Sf and split Dodgers Go guys.
alex

AOL

#18 May 16, 2009
you wright haters are not real baseball fans. If youre dissing wright and booing him, you do not deserve to be a mets fan. Please take your ass to the bronx and root for the yankees if youre one of these so-called mets fans.
Truth Teller

Croton On Hudson, NY

#19 May 16, 2009
TEM-rM wrote:
<quoted text>
Good post! I agree completely. Anybody that thinks D. Wrigth should be traded is a no talent @$$ clown with zero knowledge of baseball.
Baseball is a game of failures. If you fail 70% of the time you are considered a great hitter in MLB standards. The Mets won the last two games because of Wright. They have won many more in the past. If you really did the research he probably came through more than he let down.
This is a player that will be with the Mets for his entire career. The jealous Yankee fans can post all they want about D. Wright but the face remains we have a player that they would take in a heartbeat.
Reyes on the other hand is becoming less valuable each day. Truth be told, the Mets won 2 games and stole 11 bases without Reyes on the field. Just think what they can get for him in a trade.
I'd rather have Holliday in left than Reyes at short.
You had me until the Reyes trade talk.

I will admit and agree that Reyes will never bat .340 or hit 20 HR's regularly as some people predicted of him a few years ago...But I never expected that from him anyway, and perhaps if Mets fans lower their expectations of him a little, they'll recognize him for the great player he is.

What makes him great? Consider that last season, he led the National League in hits with 204 (3rd in the Majors), and triples with 19.(For the Wright haters by the way, Wright was 2nd in the NL in hits last season.)

Consider also that he hit .297, drove in 68 runs from the lead off position and stole 56 bases...And lets not forget his glove, which ain't too shabby.

Reyes is the big reason why Wright, Beltran and Delgado all had over 100 RBI last season...Reyes scored 113 runs last year, 5th in the league.

Give up Reyes, you give up more than you get back by far.

This is really more of the same as the Wright chatter. People need to check out the stats, such as the 2008 leader boards to see where Reyes, and Wright and even Beltran stand in the league.

Lets stop expecting Reyes to put up ARod numbers.

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