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The club is being unforthcoming in the situation with Delgado.

I really don't know what is going on at their end,'' Delgado, speaking from Puerto Rico on a conference call set up by his agent, said Tuesday night.

"I don't want to be traded. I want to stay in Florida and I want to have a chance to put a good team on the field and make the playoffs.''

It's really nice to know that it's not just the fans who can't get a straight answer from the front office.  No one can.

So his agent attempted to get some clarification from Larry "I don't want to talk about it" Beinfest.  Good luck.

"For weeks now we've been hearing all these rumors, and there's been really nothing done to counteract them. It really would not take a tremendous amount of effort to prevent this from happening,'' Sloane said.

"I told Larry, 'All you have to do is say, "Guys we are not actively shopping Carlos Delgado, however like every major-league club, we will be talking about all of our players with every team." ' Larry said he didn't want to do that.

It has been obvious from the statements made by other GMs concerning possible additions to their teams that Delgado is being shopped along with some of the team's other high price talent.

I must admit I wasn't around for the fire sale in 1997.  I found the club after that but is this how it started?  Did the club stonewall everyone before unloading the payroll?  

I am familiar with Loria's unconscionable actions in Montreal and with the stadium deal being basically dead, this is starting to send a chill up my spine.  Hopefully I am reading the tea leaves incorrectly and the front office is just trying to assess all of it's possibilities before making any final decisions.  But it sure doesn't seem that way.