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 [ ] Trade offers, needs, wants are listed here if the individual General Managers so desire. This is an easy one-stop shopping spot to get that one more valuable addition to your team.

New Offers

BON is shopping the heavy hitting Ernie Lombardi. He is one of the couple
best hitting catchers in the game, and he's got a mean, heavy card. His
normal 590+ PA's are 600+ this year, thanks to his being overused by the
feisty Braves.

The Braves are also looking to shuffle their starting pitching. Depending
on the context, they will move any of Tom Seaver, Ron Guidry, and 1998 PiOY
Runner-Up Ferguson Jenkins.

HMA is also shopping a slick hitting catcher, by the name of Joe Torre.
Smooth Joe has a tremendous history in the league and will be sure to
enhance the attack of any team.

NYA is trolling for a home run hitting outfielder. Possible bait includes
Whitey Ford, among other creative packages.

If you are looking to make a blockbuster deal, make sure that you float big
players to the entire league before shipping them out-of-town. The bloc of
five computer teams, in particular, can bring many intriguing trade ideas
to the table.

                          Contact:  Dirk Knemeyer

 [ ] The offers listed below are old offers from before the 1998 All-Star Break (the end of the Trading Season). They are left here for your reference ONLY. The offers listed below are no longer valid.


Milwaukee is making Jim Fregosi available. At 2e30 with a .748 OPS and over
600 PA's, he could bolster the shortstop position for a few teams, good enough
to start over some of the guys in this league.

Saint Louis (AL) has Red Schoendienst available. He used to be a starting
shortstop for a World's Series team; today, he would make a fine, contact
hitting middle infielder for an interested club. They also have extra left
handed relief pitchers. These hurlers, good all-around pitchers, not just
specialty guys, can even be had in quantity if a team is interested. *Two*
of them have 15% OB vs. left or lower! These are great arms.

Toronto is shopping Thurman Munson. Good bat, good glove, good pedigree
catcher. They would like to upgrade their pitching rotation or perhaps
somewhere around the diamond in a deal. They do not need to receive a
catcher in return.

Pittsburgh has Harry Stovey available. One of the premier non-home run, power
hitting right handed outfielders, the Bucs would like to either move up
somewhere else around the diamond or get a more stable (600 guy) outfielder
to take Harry's spot.

For Reference:
Definition - An A/B pitcher can range from, on the high end, Walter Johnson (big
innings, great spilts, definite A guy) to Eddie Cicotte on the low end (middle
innings, low baserunners, high HR's, good card, solid B guy, one of the best 50
pitchers in the set). Point being, whether high end or low end, these guys are great.

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