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Carlos Delgado officially retires, does he get into the Hall?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. MrHavercamp

    MrHavercamp Member

    He was a very good hitter, but he is not a Hall of Famer.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I apologize for starting this thread. It's no fun when there's no debate.
  3. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Hall of Very Good

    He and Fred McGriff can look at each other in the mirror because they have very similar careers.
  4. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Meaning the top eight were AL Easters (Rodriguez and Posada).
  5. To answer the question posed in the thread title, Carlos can get into the Hall of Fame the same way I could. Go to Cooperstown, stand in line, buy a ticket.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    While this discussion has been summarily dismissed, I feel it important to note what a quitting dog Delgado was with the Mets in 2008, when he suddenly regained his past form once he got Willie Randolph fired. Dog dog dog. Good riddance.
  7. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Yeah he quit while he was fighting for his career and shot at getting 500 HR's.
  8. Johnny Chase

    Johnny Chase Member

    Carlos Delgado=Fred McGriff.

    Two very good players who fall short of the hall of fame.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Delgado w/Randolph as manager (69 games): .242-9-32-.321 OBP-.407 SLG
    Delgado w/Manuel as manager (93 games): .291-29-83-.374 OBP-.597 SLG

    Qutting dog.
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Would that mean that BYH is beating a dead Crime Dog on this thread?

    Sorry, BYH, but there are so many other factors that could have been at play there. You're entitled to your opinion, but the evidence is not nearly as clear as you make it out to be.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    He had an early season slump and a late season surge, but splitting it around the firing doesn't make much sense.

    In the nine games immediately before the firing, he was 12-for-37 with 4 BB.

    In the 13 games immediately after the firing, he was 9-for-50, albeit with a lot of power in those nine.

    It's pretty normal for a player's season to have two wildly different halves if you split it down the middle. It'd be weird not to see a split like that.

    Now, I didn't follow those Mets so there may have been other reasons to believe he was dogging it. I just don't see the statistical split as all that compelling.
  12. deviljets7

    deviljets7 Member

    Delgado was a notorious 2nd half player for most of his career.

    Career before the ASB: .270/.373/.526
    Career after the ASB: .292/.397/.573

    Were his 08 splits more extreme than normal? Yeah, but this is a guy who clearly hit better in the later months of the year.
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