WHAT THEY NEEDED: Restocking after their annual clearance sale of quality players, the Expos are always looking for cheap, young talent.
WHAT THEY GOT: Pitchers Miguel Batista, Shawn Boskie and Mike Maddux; outfielders Derrick May and Lee Tinsley; third baseman Scott Livingstone.
WHAT IT ALL MEANS: This team will be bad. Pedro Martinez, Henry Rodriguez and Mike Lansing had outstanding years, so they were traded. Now, sluggers Rondell White and Vladimir Guerrero must carry the load...until they're traded. Meanwhile, the Expos win MLB's annual "Which team can sign the most insignificant pitchers?" award for landing Boskie and Maddux.