NY sure is lucky both the Mets and the Yankees are getting new stadiums. Check out some of the pictures below.
The New York Mets exercised the 2009 club option on 1st baseman Carlos Delgado. Delgado started off the season in a major slump, but redeemed himself through the final 3 months of the season to finish with 38 home runs and 115 RBI’s. Delgado even got his average up to .271. In the final 84 games of the 2008 season, Delgado clubbed 27 home runs and drive in 80 runners, while hitting a torrid .308. The Mets hope they see more of the 2008 2nd half of the season Delgado when they open play in their new stadium, CITI Field, in April 2009.
The New York Mets also inked 33-year old clutch hitter Fernando Tatis to a 1-year contract worth $1.7 million. Tatis was out of baseball in 2004 and 2005, and found himself in the Mets minor league system in May 2008. When injuries struck the Mets outfield, Tatis got the call delivered clutch hit after clutch hit all season long. For the season, Tatis hit 11 home runs, drove in 47 RBI’s and compiled a .297 batting average. He missed the last 2 weeks of the season after he separated his right shoulder in a 1-0 loss to the Washington Nationals. The Mets rewarded Tatis with the big contract, and do not expect the late-season injury to hamper Tatis at all in 2009.