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Delmon statement

``I never meant any disrespect to the Devil Ray players. I have nothing but the highest respect for these guys and I know how hard they have worked to get there,'' the 19-year-old outfielder said in a statement.

``I am just so frustrated that the team would not give me the opportunity to play with and against the best players in the game, so that I could continue to learn and develop in the major league environment.''

Basically, he was trashing Naimoli/Lamar which we can understand. The kid has desire.