The Mets have a new first baseman in Ike Davis but its less then 2 years removed since the Mets had the homerun power of Carlos Delgado.
Delgado is 38 now and has just gone through his 3rd hip surgery. He has not been in the Major leagues since 2009 when he was playing for the Mets. In May of that year he had a problem with his hip and it led too him having a doctor working on a tear to right hip labrum.
Delgado is 27 homers away from the 500 milestone which he has amassed during a 17 year playing career. He played with the Red Sox Pawtucket affiliate late last year but still felt sore with that hip so he went for a 3rd surgery. He still has the desire to play but has not picked up a bat yet since his last surgery this past September.
I still remember Delgado's 400 home run moon shot at Shea.
To follow up on Delgado and his personal life check out the story over at the Toronto Sun