Comparing Carlos Delgado And Big Papi
He has a point, even if Delgado is a marginal case. Delgado is the type of player that certainly deserves a full and robust debate about his Hall of Fame merits.
Stark compares Delgado’s career to one David Ortiz, who certainly will get ample consideration when the time comes.
Here are the numbers, first for Ortiz:
And now Delgado:
When it comes to WAR, Ortiz is at 47.7 for his career. Delgado? 44.3.
Delgado was perhaps punished by antiquated BBWAA rules and clogged ballot, but Stark is right: He deserved better from the process and from voters.