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Old 04-25-2002, 03:00 AM   #15
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Peter, you are very astute as usual. I agree about Cox. He is a fine manager and needs some young position players to work with. The Braves haven't had a decent 1B for more than a couple of years at a time. They need one. They need a bit more depth in their outfield and at 3B, also. Maybe those 2 items could be combined with the acquisition of a good "fill-in" outfielder. One that leaps to mind is Jacque Jones of the Twins. Next season, the Twins will have a couple of young guys, Restovich and Cuddyer, manning the corners and Jones could be available for a reasonable price.
Another is Bobby Higginson of the Tigers. They need to move him and he knows it. He would possible accept a trade to Atlanta and could be available for a decent price, also.
Either guy would allow Chipper to move back to 3B and allow some more young guys to move up in the organization.
Another possibility could be Dimitri Young. He can play 1B, 3B, and the outfield. Maybe Robert Fick, if the Braves could handle his marginal defense at 1B.
I like Marquis, too. He has great stuff and cannot throw a ball straight.
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