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#TBT: Carlos Delgado’s big day in the Bronx

If there is one thing the New York Mets missed before Lucas Duda’s 30 home run season, it was a legitimate home run threat. The team has produced only two 30 home run seasons since Carlos Delgado in 2008 -Ike Davis in 2012 and Lucas Duda in 2014. Heading into June 27, 2008, it appeared Carlos Delgado’s time with the Mets was coming to a close. The former Blue Jay slumped to a...
Via Around Citi
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Delgado And The History Of First Ballot Cuts

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Carlos Delgado received less than the 5% needed to stay on the ballot for the Hall of Fame. Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays were not happy with the results, and it is justified. Delgado is the only player to have 30 or more home runs in 10 straight seasons and fall off the ballot after one try. There could be a lot of reasons this happened: a stacked...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Delgado’s Hall of Fame snub highlights flawed voting system

Carlos Delgado was never a likely candidate to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, he didn’t deserve to be snubbed on his first ballot. Call it irrelevant, but if Don Mattingly hung around for 15 years, Delgado should have accrued enough votes to hang around for more than one. A two-time All-Star, Delgado hit 473 home runs (31st all-time), slugged .546...
Via Around Citi
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea sign Filipe Luis for Fee of £20m

photo by: Carlos Delgado, via Wikimedia Commons Barclays Premier League club Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Felipe Luis for a reported fee of £20 million. The 28-year-old Brazilian left-back will come in for Chelsea as a replacement for their long-time left back Ashley Cole who recently completed a transfer move to the Serie A club Roma. Luis was...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs prospect hits five home runs in five consecutive at-bats (VIDEO)

The record for hitting consecutive Major or Minor League home runs was four in a row, set most recently by Carlos Gonzalez in 2012 and Carlos Delgado in 2003. And now, thanks to Jon Griffin, that record is broken. During two games on Wednesday and Thursday, the Diamondbacks prospect hit five home runs in five consecutive plate appearances while playing for the Double-A Mobile BayBears...
Via The Other Paper
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Field of Dreams: Mets edition – First basemen

Now that it is January, it is time to add the all-time greatest first basemen to the Mets’ Field of Dreams Roster.  So far, there are five starting pitchers, six relief pitchers, and two catchers on the roster, leaving just 12 vacant spots on the Mets’ roster.  Today, two more will be added to the list.  These two first basemen hit a combined 184 home runs while playing on...
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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