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HOT STOVE: FEET FIRST
First, let me tell Edwin S. Mayer (19TH HOLE, NOV. 26) that he can't have Pierce for Newcombe. We have to beat the Yankees too often in our league, and Pierce is better at this than Newcombe. However, he can have Dropo for Newk, because Big Don could platoon nicely with Jackson at first base.
Now, if some of the crummy teams had the guts, they could trade their great players for enough good players to fill the holes and become contenders, more or less. For instance, the Giants could get Crowe and Burgess for Antonelli and plug two holes. For Willie Mays they could probably get O'Connell, Bruton, Buhl, Jay and Covington or Pendleton. The Giants would then have Bruton, Schoendienst, Burgess, Mueller, Crowe, O'Connell, Spencer and Covington to hold out until Brandt, Kirkland and White get back from the Army.
The Cubbies could give Rush for Burgess and Davis for Crowe or Thurman, and give Banks for Spooner, Gentile, Demeter, Neal and Amoros and line up a lot better than they do now.
How about the Senators giving Ramos and Sievers for Kubek, Martyn, Turley and Richardson or Lumpe. Yost and Courtney would bring Lepcio, Throneberry and Norm Zauchin from Boston.
Detroit could probably trade Kuenn and Maxwell for McDougald, Skowron, Turley and Carey, strengthening first and pitching without appreciably weakening short. Kaline, Tuttle and Small play the outfield.
The Kansas City A's could shrewdly move the White Sox closer to the pennant by giving Ditmar, Power, Lopez and Simpson for Dropo, Rivera, Donovan, Hatfield, Battey, Philley, McDonald, Howell, Dahlke and Staley. They would have better pitching, gain defensively with Hatfield and Rivera, and Dropo would like that left field wall.
HOT STOVE: COOL AND COMING
And my boss should be so cool on me as Brooklyn is on Newcombe—$30,000 worth.
As for Mr. Saperstein (19TH HOLE, Nov. 12), I am swapping him for any beat-up Giant fan.