Archive for June 21st, 2007

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Housework to Help Delgado Out of Slump?

Mets Rumors & News

It’s safe to say Carlos Delgado has had a disappointing season. The two-time All-Star is currently hitting .223 with 11 home runs and 41 RBIs. This is a far cry from the player who’s averaged 38 home runs and 121 RBIs while hitting .280 over his 15 year career.

Delgado has recently been working hard trying to get out of this hitting slump, putting extra time in the cage to work on some mechanics and find some consistency.

“There is a saying: ‘Swing until you get stupid,” Delgado said, “and everything will come back to you.'”

Well whatever Delgado’s been doing, it doesn’t appear to be working, judging by his .192 batting average in the month of June. With a much needed off day today, one might assume that Delgado will be back in the cage swinging away. Wrong. Carlos has a new strategy: chores.

“I hit a little extra tonight,” said Delgado, who put in time in the batting cage after last night’s loss, “because I am …

Chavez to Miss at Least Three More Weeks

Mets Rumors & News

Mets General Manager Omar Minaya said yesterday that outfielder Endy Chavez, who is currently on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, will miss at least another three weeks.

This isn’t great news for a Mets outfield that already has Moises Alou out indefinitely and the slumping “My quad hurts…no it’s fine” Carlos Beltran. Rookie Carlos Gomez and recently recalled Ricky Ledee have been filling in, but Gomez is overmatched and Ledee is marginally serviceable. Neither can continue to fill in long-term.

With no trade rumors or signings in circulation, the hole in left field will be a continuing concern until Alou or Chavez return.

Santana Not Thinking About New York

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“When it comes time [for] that, then I guess you have to take some time and figure out what would be the best for you. But as [of] right now, I’ve been with Minnesota for eight years and I’m very comfortable where I am right now, so I don’t really know what else is going on around baseball as far as teams and cities or what they have to offer.”- Twins’ ace Johan Santana, whose contract runs through 2008.

Johan, Johan, Johan. Weren’t you paying attention? Just yesterday, teammate Torii Hunter showed you how to market yourself in the face of impending free agency.

Of course, you can practically guarantee that both New York franchises – and likely the Red Sox as well – will be in on the bidding should Santana hit the open market. The same can’t be said of Hunter.

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