I am shocked Omar traded him. He was the Met's number 3 prospect and only other real pitching prospect left in the system. He has a much higher ceiling than Yusmiero Petit because of his natural sinking fastball and developing power curve.
Plus, there is a HUGE dropoff after him with Humber out of action until maybe 2007. Their only other ranked pitching prospect is Brian Bannister. Bannister is 25 and throws 87-89 with below average breaking pitches. He relies on a cutter in the mid-80's and doesn't project much as a major league pitcher. I'd rather have Sean Henn than this guy if I was a GM.
There have been a couple of articles about how Omar could have gotten Delgado for a lot less. I think Omar made another blunder. Is Paul Lo Duca worth your number 3 prospect and best arm in your system? Especially when you don't have much depth down there and could have signed Molina or Ramon Hernandez? I think the Mets should take away Omar's cellphone. He is Godzilla and the Met's farm system is Tokyo.