Delgado said it was a "weird feeling" to be back in St. Louis, a city which of course played a large role as a primary stage in the Mets' NLCS competition. The slugger went on to state that he believed the Mets were still the best team in the National League, despite what the seven-game outcome was against the Redbirds.
Earlier this week, Delgado had surgery on his right wrist – a 10-minute procedure – to correct carpal tunnel syndrome. He'll have another incision to help relieve the tennis elbow in his left arm, an injury that nagged him dating back to the World Baseball Classic in March.
"We were able to manage the symptoms during the season," Delgado told reporters. "It was pretty good, but it's something you've got to get taken care of."
The New York Daily News speculates that Delgado – who has the right to demand a trade – may be angling for the Mets to guarantee his option for 2009. He is owed $30.5 million over the next two seasons, though the Florida Marlins are picking up $6 million of that.
Delgado has stated on numerous occasions that he enjoyed his season with the Mets, but he has been intentionally (yet good-naturedly) coy when asked if he expects to be back in 2007.