There aren't many people in the front office I trust. Loria has been somewhat upfront as the Marlins owner but he has to be watched and watched very closely. Samson, I'm not sure how far I could throw him but I'm guessing it isn't very far.
Larry Beinfest, on the other hand, I do trust. And when he comes out with a statement concerning a trade deal, I take note.
"What gnaws at me in this instance is the phone call was never made," Beinfest said. "I've talked to Omar three times since New Year's. Once because of a rainout in spring training, the second to check on the availability of a minor league player and after the rainout at Shea Stadium."
Since Beinfest is saying the trade offering of Willis is a load of crap, my inclination is to believe him.