By I. B. Lyon
Proud daddy Daddio, touted on the chat this week "Career saves leader Yorvit Delgado pitched his 600 save yesturday. Future HOFer?"
Yep ...Yorvit "Senior" Delgado is a great cat. In his 20 year career he has garnered 5 Fireman of the Year awards,10 All-Star appearances and a World Series Ring. He was also voted 2nd team on the 20th anniversary team. These stats alone should make him a shoe in for the Hall.
Senior Delgado was a IFA in season 3. It was a sparse IFA market that year with Delgado ,Joseph Hyun and Alberto Ramirez as the best of the class. Delgado was picked up late in the season for 16 million and a S/T invite. He has been worth every penny and you can't say that about many a player.
His career looked in jeopardy when he had Elbow Surgery in Season 12 . week-in-wrigleyville-s-12-3 . It makes me chuckle that I called him a "a Very Good Set-up Man". He was working as a set-up guy between Seasons 10 thru 14 . Imagine how many saves he would have if he closed all those years.
One question I have..should he go into the Hall as a Muskellunge or a Shock Squad?? If he gets a ring this year he's a HOF Muskie, no doubt. And the fact that the Shock Squad no longer exists should disqualify them. So as you can see I'm leaning towards the Madison side.
Congrats Yorvit "Senior" Delgado on a great career...Meow, Meow!!