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Off-Season Moves
Tom Verducci
March 23, 1998
WHAT THEY NEEDED: A third baseman to replace Charlie Hayes and Wade Boggs, and a starter to replace Doc Gooden. Also, a designated hitter and a second baseman not named Luis Sojo.
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March 23, 1998

Off-season Moves

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WHAT THEY NEEDED: A third baseman to replace Charlie Hayes and Wade Boggs, and a starter to replace Doc Gooden. Also, a designated hitter and a second baseman not named Luis Sojo.

WHAT THEY GOT: DH Chili Davis; third basemen Scott Brosius and Dale Sveum; long reliever Darren Holmes; and Chuck Knoblauch, one of the AL's best second basemen, from the Twins.

WHAT IT MEANS: Davis will contribute more pop than the exiled Cecil Fielder did, and Holmes can be used as either a starter or a reliever. Whether Brosius still has it is a question, but not a particularly pressing one on a team this deep. If the starting pitchers—mainly David Cone, Andy Pettitte and David Wells—stay healthy, this is the team to beat in the East.

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