While quietly wishing all of this postgame commentary by Carlos Delgado and David Sloane would just go away, Bob Klapisch pens a great article in the Record today about just how nonsensical it all is. My favorite part:
Pedro, in fact, refused to believe Delgado would even make such an assertion. That's how illogical it all seemed. What else was Minaya, a native of the Dominican Republic, supposed to do when courting Delgado, a Puerto Rican? Speak French? Delgado's postmortem pronouncements are being delivered by his publicity-addicted agent, David Sloane, who's having trouble recognizing that his client is signed and (presumably) happy as a Marlin, and needs to get on with his life, assuming he has one.
You should really read the rest of the article, as it's good for a few laughs and a little bit of enlightenment.
Klap makes a great point, though, RE: Delgado is already signed, is he not? The game has been over for six weeks now, and Delgado and Sloane are carrying on with their unprovoked mudslinging campaign against the Mets for reasons I can't seem to figure out. How classless can you be?
Whether these comments are coming from Delgado or Sloane or both is beside the point. I get the feeling that if they were coming strictly from David Sloane without Delgado's knowledge, Delgado would have different representation by now. Delgado is purportedly a very dignified, respectful man, who would not have his name attached to these rants if they didn't actually represent his own feelings. This whole charade is tiresome and amateurish, and I applaud the Mets for consistently taking the high road throughout this colossal waste of time.
The good news is that Andrew from Chuck 'n' Duck got his hands on one of the e-mails David Sloane sent to the media, so you can get the scoop straight from the horse's mouth. Or is it horse's ass? You be the judge.