Miami Marlins History: All-Time Top 10 OPS
1) Carlos Delgado (.981)
Carlos Delgado hit 336 home runs over a 12-season career with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was a two-time all-star and a three-time Silver Slugger Award winner for them from 1993 through 2004. From 2006 through 2009, he hit another 104 home runs for the New York Mets. For one season there in the middle, though, he played for us.
Delgado was a 6’3″, 215 lb. first baseman from Puerto Rico. Prior to the 2005 season, he decided to test the free agency market. The Marlins somehow got him for four seasons and $52 million
AAAnyway, in Delgado’s one season in the sun, he connected on 33 home runs and 115 RBI, while slashing .301/.399/.582. He struck out 121 times in 616 plate appearances, but also drew a respectable 72 walks and was hit with 17 pitches.
After the season, I can’t tell you why, but the Marlins traded him WITH CASH to the New York Mets for Grant Psomas, Yusmeiro Petit, and Mike Jacobs.
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