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Carlos Delgado
Carlos Delgado
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 242 of 1043 players
Carlos Juan Delgado
Born: June 25, 1972 at Aguadilla, P.R.
Throws: Right Bats: Left
Height: 6.03 Weight: 240

Carlos Delgado was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on August 7, 2010, September 4, 2013, and November 10, 2014.


First Mets game: April 3, 2006
Last Mets game: May 10, 2009

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April 3, 2006
Unimpressive first game, save for a monstrous foul ball. Looks uncomfortable against inside fastballs, which is disconcerting.

Anthony R
April 5, 2006
Played his first game like he was on a 5th place team in late August. Looks uninterested. I hope I'm wrong but it was a bad sign.

Putbeds 1986
April 6, 2006
A beautiful monster shot by
Carlos Delgado 1975 baseball card
Mr. Delgado last night. If he stays healthy, he could break the single-season record for home runs by a Met.

April 19, 2006
How can someone badmouth a player on Opening Day? I for one am thrilled to have this guy on the team. Intelligent player and awsome hitter. Seems like most of these so called fans like players such as Wiggington and Agbayani. While they hustle and play hard, they are merely borderline major leaguers at best. I'll take Mr. Delgado's quiet confidence any day.

David Klein
April 21, 2006
Just a tremendous pure hitter who just lines shots everywhere. Delgado's d has been better than expected as well.

Tom Poti.
May 3, 2006
Congrats are due for tying King Kong Kingman team record of 9 homers in April. Carlos is one of the best power hitters this franchise has ever had.

Mr. Sparkle
August 12, 2006
More than once I've seen him from behind in the on deck circle at home in the pinstriped uniform (the only real Mets home uniform) and immediately thought of Cleon Jones. With the #21 on his back, it give me flashbacks.

Carlos was great in April and May but has not been a force at all since. If his main contribution on this team is getting Beltran out of his shell and giving him protection in the line up, then it's worth having him. Other than that, I can't say I have any confidence in him in a big situation. I hope he'll get hot in October. We'll need him.

August 24, 2006
You gotta love the Frankenstein moves that Carlos flashes around the bag. Wave that one-handed steel glove, Carlos baby! You make Dave Kingman seem like Keith Hernandez out there.

Mr. Sparkle
July 3, 2007
This guy is killing the Mets. Is he over the hill or what? Last year was the streakiest of his career. He put up overall good numbers but had two extended slumps during the year. This year, he has had about 2 good weeks but they were separated by a month. Other than that, he has done very little and is really a waste of money. I have no confidence in him when he is at the plate. It's too bad they have another year on his contract because he just is not worth it. Plus, his range at first base is pretty lame. He's no Mo Vaughn, thank God, but he's no John Olerud either.

Jamey Bumbalo
August 5, 2007
As much as I like Delgado, he's past his prime. He was inconsistent last year, and this year, with his terrible start, he's not doing much. So many times his swings are terrible. I wish him well, but I'm afraid we can't expect much from him anymore.

armando looper
August 14, 2007
i believe he is secretly harboring an injury that is keeping him from reaching his standards this season. He has never looked like this in his career. That said he is a stand up guy and does not by any means deserve to be blasted by any one of you posters. If he was a total jerk I can see that. But you remember Ventura in 2000? Looper two years ago? Baseball players have pride, and imagine where the team would be if he went out with an injury. They'd be dead. Just keep the faith with Carlos. He'll be ok.

Worn out Met Fan
September 19, 2007
What a dog.

Here we are in the midst of the ALL TIME COLLAPSE and this guy is out of the lineup every night.


Total dog. Great numbers in 2006; now he's mailing it in because he's one of Omar's top amigos and Willie is a players' manager (read: he'll never confront a guy or shove him in the dugout a la Billy/Reggie.)

So, Carlos hangs out in the trainer's room while the division lead evaporates and Yankees fans laugh at us again.

The five games or so his lame year cost us will make the difference between winning the East and coughing it up to the Phillies.

April 29, 2008
This guy is overpaid and underachieving, what a shock! But during the 7th inning stretch when they used to play God Bless America in support of our troops, he would deliberately sit in protest and show complete disrespect for the country that is affording him millions of dollars to play like a chump!

May 3, 2008
Ron......Try not to comment on something you don't know much about. Delgado didn't stand for God Bless America because he was protesting the use of America using his home land as a military testing site, which endangered some civilian's lives and forced some out of our homes and jobs.

Feat Fan
May 6, 2008
As far as I can see, this is a decent, intelligent and solid athlete, one that has become a target.

What if we just wait and see what the next few summer months bring? He may have a lot more left in him than given credit for.

May 9, 2008
Stick a fork in him... he's done, was done last year. The Mets are never good at dumping former great athletes when they are past their prime. I'd rather have Fernando Tatis (yeah I know he's a third baseman but he's got to be better than this butcher) up here playing first or Valentino Pascucci. When is Mike Carp going to be ready?

June 1, 2008
Delgado does not have the moxie, passion or fire that is an absolute prerequisite if you want to play pro sports in New York City -- a city that Delgado could care less about. Trust me. As soon as his Mets playing days are over (which I hope is any moment now) he'll be a cloud of dust, returning to Toronto or someplace.

Remember, this was a guy who spurned a Mets offer initially and went to play for the Marlins (a small-market baseball city, like Toronto), apparently because he was offended by the Mets negotiation tactics. I guess offering millions ain't enough for this guy, although I'm sure he enjoys collecting his money. He reminds us of his money all the time with his quotes in the paper when he's questioned by reporters about the slumping Mets ... "I just get paid to play baseball," is a common Delgado refrain.

Sorry Carlos, but in NYC, we demand a bit more accountability. Admit you're in a slump; tell us you might have cost the team this game, but dammit, you're gonna smash the crap out of the ball next time because your heart aches to make New Yorkers cheer for you. But Delgado won't do that. He's not that type of person.

To me, he's haughty, arrogant and frivolous. Criticism comes with pro sports. But he curses out reporters for asking him sensitive questions.

I'm a professional journalist, and receive criticism all the time. I generally answer all responses cordially and quickly, and with aplomb. I would never dare call a reader an "a**hole," a phrase Delgado enjoys throwing around.

He's a very hard man to root for. I can't wait for him to be out of New York. He probably can't wait either. And that's the problem.

June 3, 2008
I sat in the ridiculously priced front row directly behind the Mets on deck circle Thursday (May 29 vs LA), and listened as the fans taunted Carlos for missing what looked like an easy tag to double up Russel Martin at first base. One rather funny fan yelled from point blank range, "What are you planning to do next summer Carlos?" Delgado shot back a glaring look, strode to the plate, and instantly, not to mention viciously, laced Biemel's first pitch into right center. To all of us sitting there, it WAS a moment of passion, and anger that brought out the best in Delgado. Someone has to start insulting him nightly maybe to see the Carlos of 2006 again.

feat fan
September 1, 2008
As I suggested in May, he is far from done. Actually, you could make a case for him as an MVP mention.

Joe Figliola
September 6, 2008
Here's an oddity: I saw Delgado play for three different teams in person in three consecutive years. In 2004, I was at Skydome/Rogers Centre in Toronto to see him as a Blue Jay against the Angels; the next year, I booed him big-time as a Marlin against the Mets in Shea; and I cheered him as a Met in '06.

Despite the controversy of him becoming a Marlin, I always liked Delgado. Good bat, and especially makes an effort to be creative when hitting against that shift. I do wonder, however; what happened to that notebook he always had with him to keep track of his opponents? I always liked that.

Mets fan in Maine
October 4, 2008
This posting goes into the file of give credit where credit is due. Delgado had an excellent year. Going into this season, I felt that Delgado was washed up, since in 2007 he frequently looked terrible at the plate; he couldn't catch up with pitches. In 2008 he came back with a vengeance. We'll see what happens in 2009, but this year, he certainly performed very well.

July 1, 2010
Carlos Delgado was such a bad influence in the Mets locker room when he was with the Mets. Look how good the team chemistry is now without him. I was never a big Carlos Delgado fan.

all time upstate fan
November 28, 2014
I admired Delgado as a man of principle. It's so easy to go along with the flag waving idiots. As far as him needing to be grateful to the country....his bio says he was born in Puerto Rico. That makes him American as you. By the way he put the team on his back in 2006.

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