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Postby IllinoisBandit » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:18 am

He looked pretty ugly during most of his at bats last night against Eric Milton of all people. Really pulling off on the off speed stuff and couldn't catch up to the high "heat".

Looking at his season the bulk of his struggles have come of late, as he started off with a bit of a bang. I'm think he'll come around from this prolonged slump and finish with numbers slightly lower than maybe we thought at the beginning of the season.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:25 am

IllinoisBandit wrote:He looked pretty ugly during most of his at bats last night against Eric Milton of all people. Really pulling off on the off speed stuff and couldn't catch up to the high "heat".

He has always struggled vs. LHP.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:27 am

brandnew wrote:He's a Met.


Ah, yes. It's this sort of sophisticated analysis that keeps me coming back to the cafe.

Delgado is aging. He's 34. That's his problem. His wrists aren't as fast as they once were. He's still got the power and can punish a pitcher for making a mistake, but he's not the player he used to be. As much as I hate to say it, I think this is the beginning of a trend.
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Postby d18Mike » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:44 am

Delgado has had the Perfect Storm for a lower BA this year ...

* His plate discipline has been slipping. Hard to say why exacty but it has.
* His % hit rate has been low -- he has been getting fairly unlucky.

The second point should self-correct, but the first -- combined with age and injury -- probably don't bode well for anything above. 270 this year. Bummer but I could be wrong .... at least the power is still there. Could be Tex,
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Postby brandnew » Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:51 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:
brandnew wrote:He's a Met.


Ah, yes. It's this sort of sophisticated analysis that keeps me coming back to the cafe.

Delgado is aging. He's 34. That's his problem. His wrists aren't as fast as they once were. He's still got the power and can punish a pitcher for making a mistake, but he's not the player he used to be. As much as I hate to say it, I think this is the beginning of a trend.


:-b :-b What can I say? I'm always one to provide some great insight... see: sig.

How many more years is he signed for? Don't worry, a series against the Braves and 1-2 ABs against Jorge Sosa will set him straight again.

For those of you who don't know, Delgado is 14/28 against Sosa, with 7 HRs and 2 doubles, good for a .500 AVG/.529 OBP/1.321 SLG/1.851 OPS
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:10 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:
brandnew wrote:He's a Met.


Ah, yes. It's this sort of sophisticated analysis that keeps me coming back to the cafe.

Delgado is aging. He's 34. That's his problem. His wrists aren't as fast as they once were. He's still got the power and can punish a pitcher for making a mistake, but he's not the player he used to be. As much as I hate to say it, I think this is the beginning of a trend.

Why doesn't his aging apply when he is on the road, then?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:12 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:Why doesn't his aging apply when he is on the road, then?

He's in a different timezone, duh. :-D
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:50 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
CubsFan7724 wrote:Why doesn't his aging apply when he is on the road, then?

He's in a different timezone, duh. :-D


Classic. :-b

On a more serious note, I have to agree with AA. He is likely encountering his first noticable decline of his career. It's natural for a 34 year old to lose a step or two.

However, I don't believe all is lost. He is still a great power guy, and is still going to hit you 35+ HR's for the next few seasons. Just don't expect that a .300+ average, and you won't be dissapointed. Temper your expectations, and if he falls to the mid rounds in next years draft, don't be afraid to draft him.
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Postby The Jury » Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:57 pm

birdmandig wrote:I traded

delgado and barrett

for papelbon and zumaya

before his avg. tanked

I still have McCann and Martin at C.

Go Mets!!!!!!!!


Good for you - no one cares. We are discussing Delgado here.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:54 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:
Absolutely Adequate wrote:
brandnew wrote:He's a Met.


Ah, yes. It's this sort of sophisticated analysis that keeps me coming back to the cafe.

Delgado is aging. He's 34. That's his problem. His wrists aren't as fast as they once were. He's still got the power and can punish a pitcher for making a mistake, but he's not the player he used to be. As much as I hate to say it, I think this is the beginning of a trend.

Why doesn't his aging apply when he is on the road, then?


Luck? He's the "choke" hitter and doesn't do well in NYC? I don't know. But I suspect it'll even out by the end of the season.
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