Sports and my thoughts

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Sports: Mets are stocking up

The Marlins are selling everyone, now they traded Delgado to the mets pending physicals.
The Mets have reached an agreement for a trade to bring Carlos Delgado from the Marlins, Newsday has learned. The trade won't be finalized until medical examinations of the players involved are complete and commissioner Bud Selig signs off on the deal.

The Mets have agreed to send righthanded pitching prospect Yusmeiro Petit and young first baseman Mike Jacobs to the Marlins for Delgado, according to someone familiar with the deal. As part of the deal, the Marlins will send $7 million back to the Mets to cover part of the $48 million remaining on Delgado's contract.

Delgado, 33, does not have veto powers over a trade. The lefthanded-hitting first baseman batted .301 with 33 home runs and 115 RBIs last year with the Marlins.
I think Omar Miniya is trying hard to make the Mets competitive. I fear that they are trading away their future for the now though. They showed it when they traded away two of their best prospects for Zambrano and Benson.

I do however like this trade. Delgado is still a force to be reckoned with. He mashes the ball and the Mets need a powerful left handed bat in the middle of their line up. This will also take pressure off Carlos Beltran who I think the Mets over payed for too, but that is a whole different story.

If the Mets can sign Billy Wagner I think they may have a chance to take the NL east. But their is no way I'd pick against the Braves.

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