WHAT THEY NEEDED: What didn't they need?
WHAT THEY GOT: Well, lots of players, most of the scrub variety. Wilson Alvarez will be the ace, Roberto Hernandez the closer, pitcher Tony Saunders the future, third baseman Wade Boggs and first baseman Fred McGriff the big names and Quinton McCracken the best name.
WHAT IT ALL MEANS: The Devil Rays' middle relief is very, very bad, and aside from Alvarez and Saunders, the rotation is not a whole lot better. They will probably finish last, but at least they'll do it with a decent infield ( Boggs, McGriff, backup first baseman Paul Sorrento and shortstop Kevin Stocker are competent players).