Originally written February 11, 2013 on MyTeamRivals.com:
M The main difference between 1B Carlos Delgado and Mo Vaughn was their longevity with the New York Mets. Vaughn played one full season (played well in the 2nd half of 2002) while Delgado was with the Mets for 3 full seasons. Delgado performed very well in the postseason in 2006. It is fair to say that Carlos Delgado did much more for the New York Mets than Mo Vaughn did. Vaughn was placed on the disabled list early on during the 2003 season due to the deterioration of one of his knees. It turned out he would never play again. Vaughn played in 29 games, batted 79 times, hitting .190, 3, 15 for the 2003 Mets. Delgado was put on the DL during the 2009 season, after playing in 26 games, batting 94 times for a .298, 4, 23 clip. And neither ever played again, though Delgado made a comeback for the Boston Red Sox in 2010, hitting 3-13 for the Pawtucket Red Sox before hanging it up for good. Vaughn’s injury was more frustrating, as it seemed like he never tried to come back. However, ...
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