Friday, April 17, 2009
Carlos Delgado Looks Young Again
I'm not sure if it's a mid-life, youthful burst of energy or the fact that it's a contract year, but Delgado has a new kind of swing in his step. He's fighting off pitches, taking bad ones, and even looking to hit to the opposite field.
Delgado has 12 RBIs in the first 9 games and a .657 slugging percentage. It makes you forget just how abysmal he was early on last season when we were all ready to get him on the next bus out of the city.
The season is still young and the Mets obviously have some problems to deal with, namely their defense and starting pitching. But it's nice to have that confidence back in the cleanup spot, which we were desperately missing last spring from Carlos Delgado.
Let's hope this can continue for more than a month.