kentx12 wrote:RynMan wrote:I would drop Delgado, mainly because I think Shea will take a toll on his numbers. Call me crazy but I might take Howard over Giambi in the bandbox that he plays in.
Even if Delgado looses some of his hr's I still dont see anything else dropping and maybe even the Avg and Rbi's going up a little in Shea. He had a decent lineup around him last year but he is going to be in an allstar lineup this year that still could get even better before the start of the season. I dont believe he looses any value in this move to the Mets.
Delgado moved from Florida to New york, i think thats actually an improvement in terms of the park factor. Plus now he has Beltran and Reyes to drive in and maybe Wright and Floyd to hit him in.
He hit .301 in '05 which was only the 3rd time in 10 full seasons in the majors he hit over .300. He is a .284 career hitter. What makes you think his AVG will actually improve in Shea? Apparently (correct me if I'm wrong as I'm sure someone will) in Shea visibility is an issue, which is in part why it is a great pitcher's park.
Why would his RBI's increase? In 2005 here is who hit in front of him:
Castillo - .391 OBP
Pierre - .326 OBP
Cabrera - .385 OBP
In 2006, if he hits 3 (which you are suggesting), these guys will be in front of him (2005 OBP's):
Reyes - .300 OBP
Beltran - .330 OBP
Even if you factor in that Beltran returns his OBP to around a .360 clip, that still leaves the pitcher, Reyes and Beltran in front of him. How does that improve his RBI opportunities?
If the Mets get a clue and hit David Wright 3, then maybe there is an argument here.