Thursday, August 28, 2008

Carlos Delgado MVP candidate?

Wow 2 months and now its is he a MVP candidate? I have heard this now a couple of times over the last few days. This is the same guy who most Met fans wanted to dump including your truly just 2 short months ago.

Below are Carlos Delgado’s stats as of June 25th.

Avg 234 home runs 11 rbi’s 35 walks 28 and a on base percentage of .307

That was after 75 games.

Now in the last 58 games he has 18 home runs and 58 rbi’s. He has been walked 32 times in the last 58 games and now has an on base percentage of .348 with a batting average of .263
He is now tied for 5th in the lead in rbi’s. That is just amazing.

No one is for sure what switch that Carlos has turned on. Personally I just think he is healthy after having wrist surgery last year.

Jerry Manuel said when he was hot he could carry the team. Well he has lately. His home runs have been clutch. He had a really slow April-June so it’s tough to say he his MVP caliber. There is really no one in the National League that is a clear cut leader for the MVP at this point.

September is on the horizon and with only 29 games left for the Mets Delgado is certainly right now the Mets MVP

1 comment:

metsfan73 said...

Reyes and Wright, two other viable MVP candidates will probably cancel each other out.

That being said, Lance Berkman will probably get the nod, or could it be Brandon Webb?

I am still not sold on DelStatue long term, but he has been incredible the last two months. That being said, I still wouldn't sign him next year.

Jose Reyes has quietly had a good year. Everyone speaks of Rollins and Hanley Ramirez, but Jose has had a better season than both. Ramirez only leads him in HR's (leads in errors too!).