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METS GET DELGADO

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Jon Heyman has the inside scoop:

The Mets have reached an agreement for a trade to bring Carlos Delgado from the Marlins, Newsday has learned. The trade won't be finalized until medical examinations of the players involved are complete and commissioner Bud Selig signs off on the deal.

The Mets have agreed to send righthanded pitching prospect Yusmeiro Petit and young first baseman Mike Jacobs to the Marlins for Delgado, according to someone familiar with the deal. As part of the deal, the Marlins will send $7 million back to the Mets to cover part of the $48 million remaining on Delgado's contract.

That Minaya didn't have to give up Lastings Milledge and managed to get $7 million back from the Marlins is insanity. Delgado is a huge bat, a great hitter, high OBP. The only question is whether he'll bring the right attitude to the team, considering the bad blood that might persist from last year's failed effort to sign him.

More on this to come, I am sure.