On Friday, October 31st, the New York Mets exercised their option to keep Carlos Delgado for a price tag of $12-million. This move is definately a steal for the Mets. Even though starting off terribly last yeat, Delgado finished with an average of .271 with 38 home runs and 115 RBIs.
“Carlos is a key part of our plans for 2009, and we wanted to let him know as quickly as allowed that we wanted him back,” Mets general manager Omar Minaya said in a statement.
“Yesterday — the day following the conclusion of the World Series — was the first day that we could pick up the option per the contract. It was our full intent to promptly close our deal with Carlos, and that’s what we did.”
If the Mets would have declined the option, they would have owed Delgado $4-million as a buyout.