May 19, 2008

Sexton For Delgado?

Eli Greenspan at Bleacher Report writes about Ken Rosenthal's latest writings and his opinion on trading Carlos Delgado For Richie Sexton:

With Carlos Delgado and Richie Sexson both struggling, Rosenthal suggests the idea of swapping the struggling first basemen. Delgado is hitting .228 with five HR, while Sexson is hitting .197 with seven HR. Sexson is making $14 million in the final year of his contract while Delgado is making $16, with a four-million dollar buyout for 2009. If the Mets were to include cash with the deal, it makes perfect sense.

A change of scenery is sometimes a good thing but I can't say that I would trade one struggling star for another. Besides Delgado is liked by his teammates and a disruption to the chemistry of the team could falter the energy that they displayed in the Yankee series.

EDITOR'S NOTE: From David - I saw the video of this, by Rosenthal, over at, and I have to say it's a ridiculous idea. As bad as Delgado has looked at times this season, both offensively and defensively, he still has, in my opinion, far more upside then Sexton does, and he's well-liked in our clubhouse whereas Sexton isn't exactly "embraced", according to reports, in the Mariner's clubhouse. Trading my struggling part for your struggling part doesn't usually solve things - it just sets the struggling back even more!- D.R.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i totaly agree with you guys. the idea of trading delgado for a player who is struggling even worse wouldnt solve anything