NY Mets corner infield duo of Carlos Delgado and David Wright
This corner infield duo is a lot like Hernandez and Johnson except reversed. Carlos Delgado joined the Mets for the 2006 season and found a comfortable spot at first base opposite of David Wright. Delgado would smash 38 home runs and drive in 114 in his first season in New York. He’d have another 38 home run season in 2008 during the parts of four seasons he’d spend in orange and blue.
Wright, meanwhile, spent his entire career with the Mets. He is the greatest third baseman in Mets history from either side of the ball. Two Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers (both in the same season) helped make him a star. Three of his best years also happened to be while playing third base with Delgado over at first.
Although the team didn’t have its best year in 2008, one could argue it was the single season with the greatest corner infield duo in franchise history. Wright had a career-high in home runs (33) and RBI (124). Delgado also had his Mets bests with 38 home runs and 115 RBI plus a .271 batting average.
The pair would finish seventh and ninth in the MVP race as well.
Because of the length of success Delgado and Wright had, I’d have to give it to them. Hernandez and Howard truly only had the 1987 campaign together for a full year. Olerud and Ventura had just 1999, as great as it was.
From 2006-2008, the Mets had a corner infield duo better than any other in team history.