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MOVERS & SHAKERS // GOING DEEP

The 11 biggest deals for position players this off-season, in terms of average annual value:

Roberto Alomar, 2b Orioles $18-million, 3 years

1995 stats: .300, 13 HRs, 66 RBI, 30 SBs w/ Blue Jays

Career stats: .298, 77 HRs, 499 RBI, 296 SBs

Ron Gant, of Cardinals $25-million, 5 years

1995 stats: .276, 29 HRs, 88 RBI, 23 SBs w/ Reds

Career stats: .263, 176 HRs, 568 RBI, 180 SBs

Devon White, of Marlins $9.9-million, 3 years

1995 stats: .283, 10 HRs, 53 RBI, 11 SBs w/ Blue Jays

Career stats: .260, 131 HRs, 53 RBI, 249 SBs

Lance Johnson, of Mets $5.7-million, 2 years

1995 stats: .306, 10 HRs, 57 RBI, 40 SBs w/ White Sox

Career stats: .285, 17 HRs, 334 RBI, 232 SBs

Greg Gagne, ss Dodgers $2.6-million, 1 year

1995 stats: .256, 6 HRs, 49 RBI, 3 SBs w/ Royals

Career stats: .254, 92 HRs, 492 RBI, 102 SBs

Julio Franco, 1b Indians $5-million, 2 years

1995 stats: .306, 10 HRs, 58 RBI, 11 SB in Japan

Career stats: .301, 120 HRs, 861 RBI, 237 SBs

Mike Stanley, c Red Sox $2.3-million, 1 year

1995 stats: .268, 18 HRs, 83 RBI, 1 SB w/ Yankees

Career stats: .270, 85 HRs, 371 RBI, 8 SB

Otis Nixon, of Blue Jays $4.4-million, 2 years

1995 stats: .295, 0 HRs, 45 RBI, 50 SBs

Career stats: .267, 7 HRs, 217 RBI, 444 SBs

Rickey Henderson, of Padres $4-million, 2 years

1995 stats: .300, 9 HRs, 54 RBI, 32 SBs w/A's

Career stats: .290, 235 HRs, 858 RBI, 1149 SBs

Gary Gaetti, if Cards $2-million, 1 year

1995 stats: .261, 35 HRs, 96 RBI, 3 SBs w/ Royals

Career stats: .254. 292 HRs, 1075 RBI, 86 SBs

Paul Molitor, dh Twins $2-million, 1 year

1995 stats: .270, 15 HRs, 60 RBI, 12 SBs

Career stats: .305, 211 HRs, 60 RBI, 466 SBs

Other key signings: DH Harold Baines, White Sox; C Pat Borders, Cardinals; OF Vince Coleman, Reds; OF Eric Davis, Reds; OF Mike Devereaux, Orioles; IF Mariano Duncan, Yankees; SS Shawon Dunston, Giants; IF Mike Gallego, Cardinals; OF Daryl Hamilton, Rangers; 3B Charlie Hayes, Pirates; OF Stan Javier, Giants; OF Roberto Kelly, Twins; OF Mike Kingery, Pirates; C Mike Macfarlane, Royals; 3B Dave Magadan, Cubs; OF Willie McGee, Cardinals; C Greg Myers, Twins; C Charlie O'Brien, Blue Jays; OF Joe Orsulak, Marlins; C Lance Parrish, Pirates; OF Tony Phillips, White Sox; OF Luis Polonia, Mariners; IF Chris Sabo, Reds; IF Juan Samuel, Blue Jays; C Benito Santiago, Phillies; C Don Slaught, Reds; IF/OF B.J. Surhoff, Orioles.

ARMED AND READY

The 10 biggest deals for pitchers this off-season, in terms of average annual value:

Jack McDowell Indians $10.15 million, 2 years

1995 stats: 15-10, 3.93 w/ Yankees

Career stats: 106-68, 3.56

Kenny Rogers Yankees $20-million, 4 years

1995 stats: 17-7, 3.38 w/ Rangers

Career stats: 70-51, 3.88

Kevin Brown Marlins $12.9-million, 3 years

1995 stats: 10-9, 3.60 w/ Orioles

Career stats: 88-73, 3.78

Ken Hill Rangers $8.15-million, 2 years

1995 stats: 10-8, 4.62 w/Cards and Indians

Career stats: 74-61, 3.67

Andy Benes Cardinals $8.1-million, 2 years

1995 stats: 11-9, 4.76 w/ Padres and Mariners

Career stats: 76-77, 3.68

Erik Hanson Blue Jays $10.4-million, 3 years

1995 stats: 15-5, 4.24 w/ Red Sox

Career stats: 76-64, 3.84

Randy Myers Orioles $6.3-million, 2 years

1995 stats: 1-2, 38 saves, 3.88 w/Cubs

Career stats: 34-49, 243 saves, 3.17

Rick Aguilera Twins $9-million, 3 years

1995 stats: 3-3, 32 saves, 2.60 w/Twins and Red Sox

Career stats: 59-56, 211 saves, 3.25

Ben McDonald Brewers $6-million, 2 years

1995 stats: 3-6, 4.16

Career stats: 58-53, 3.89

Tom Gordon Red Sox $5.8-million, 2 years

1995 stats: 12-12, 4.43 w/ Royals

Career stats: 79-71, 4.02

Other key signings: Tim Belcher, Royals; Rob Dibble, Cubs; Danny Darwin, Pirates; Bryan Harvey, Angels; Rick Honeycutt, Cardinals; Mike Jackson, Mariners; Doug Jones, Cubs; Mike Henneman, Rangers; Al Leiter, Marlins; Roger McDowell, Orioles; Jamie Moyer, Red Sox; Terry Mulholland, Phillies; Greg Olson, Cardinals;

Steve Ontiveros, Angels; Bob Patterson, Cubs; Alejandro Pena, Marlins; Zane Smith, Pirates; Bob Tewksbury, Padres; Duane Ward, Cubs.

SWAP SHOP

The top 10 players who were traded in terms of potential impact on their new teams:

Dennis Eckersley, P Cardinals A's

Traded for: P Steve Montgomery

1995 stats: 4-6, 29 saves, 4.83 ERA

Career stats: 192-159, 323 saves, 3.48 ERA

Tino Martinez, 1b Yankees Mariners

Traded with Ps Jim Mecir and Bill Risley for P Sterling Hitchcock and 3B Russ Davis

1995 stats: .293, 31 HRs, 111 RBI, 0 SB

Career stats: .265, 88 HRs, 312 RBI, 3 SB

David Wells, p Orioles Reds

Traded for OFs Curtis Goodwin and Trovin Valdez

1995 stats: 16-8, 3.24 w/ Tigers and Reds

Career stats: 79-61, 3.77

Todd Stottlemyre, p Cardinals A's

Traded for: OF Allen Battle and Ps Bret Wagner, Jay Witasick, and Carl Dale

1995 stats: 14-7, 4.55

Career stats: 83-77, 4.41

Kent Mercker, p Orioles Braves

Traded for: Ps Joe Borowski and Rachaad Stewart

1995 stats: 7-8, 4.15

Career stats: 31-25. 3.49

Wally Joyner, 1B Padres Royals

Traded with P Aaron Dorlarque for IF Bip Roberts and P Bryan Wolff

1995 stats: .310, 12 HRs, 83 RBI, 3 SBs

Career stats: .290, 158 HRs, 789 RBI, 50 SBs

Royce Clayton, ss Cardinals Giants

Traded with 2B Chris Wimmer for Ps Allen Watson, Rich DeLucia and Doug Creek

1995 stats: .244, 5 HRs, 58 RBI, 24 SBs

Career stats: .249, 18 HRs, 184 RBI, 66 SBs

Mike Blowers, Dodgers Mariners

Traded for IFs Miguel Cairo and Willis Otanez

1995 stats: .257, 23 HRs, 96 RBI, 2 SBs

Career stats: .258, 54 HRs, 229 RBI, 6 SBs

Tim Raines, Yankees White Sox

Traded for P Blaise Kozeniewski

1995 stats: .285, 12 HRs, 67 RBI, 13 SBs

Career stats: .296, 146 HRs, 829 RBI, 777 SBs

Wil Cordero, if Red Sox Expos

Traded with P Bryan Eversgerd for P Rheal Cormier, 1B Ryan McGuire and P Shayne Bennett

1995 stats: .286, 10 HR, 49 RBI, 9 SB

Career stats: .278, 37 HR, 178 RBI, 37 SB

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