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Why replacing Delgado has no easy solution

By Andrew Mees ~ May 20th, 2009. Filed under: Digest Contributors.

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

In the wake of Carlos Delgado’s hip surgery, we can finally see what the Mets look like without him.¬† And it isn’t pretty.

A player’s importance can be measured by how difficult it is to replace him, and 30-homer, 100 RBI cleanup hitters don’t exactly grow on trees.

Such is the dilemma facing Omar Minaya as he goes through the options at his disposal.  While he has numerous avenues to pursue, nearly all of them lead to dead ends.

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