News: Mets Pick Up Delgado's Option for 2009

The Mets have picked up Carlos Delgado’s 2009 option, which will reportedly pay him $12 million.

However, as I wrote in early October, despite picking up his option, it sounds like Delgado’s future with the Mets will depend on what other options exist in the market place, as he can still be traded to another team.

…in other words, like the Yankees did with Gary Sheffield a few years ago, it would not surprise me to see the Mets pick up delgado’s option, and then trade him to an AL team, though this may not be Omar Minaya’s first choice…

Delgado hit .271 with 38 HR and 115 RBI last season for the Mets, after starting the year with a .228 average at the end of May.

Delgado played in 159 games last season, fourth most in his career, and the most since he played in 161 games in 2003.

In a poll from the last day of September, 55 percent of people who responded said they would pick up Delgado’s option, while 26 percent said they would not and 19 percent were undecided.