by Mike Beradino

Around the horn

When Carlos Delgado signed that four-year, $68 million extension last week, it was a victory for a pair of good guys: The Blue Jays' first baseman and his Coral Springs-based agent, David Sloane. A 25-year veteran of the agent wars, Sloane has never sought the limelight or insisted on acrimony with clubs. Said Sloane: "Carlos and I talked a lot about this. He could probably have gotten more money elsewhere. But money has never been his god. He's not the sort of guy who needs to have his ego boosted by making more money than this other guy. An extra few million dollars doesn't mean much to him. ... If Carlos stays in Toronto, nothing changes. What is that worth, having a situation you're familiar with and comfortable with?"