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5 quotes from a Pedro/DeShields trade story

Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

This doesn't have much to do with America, considering it's a story about a) a Canadian team and b) the Dodgers, but it's always worth remembering.

At Reddit, someone posted a Tim Kurkjian article from SI's 1994 Baseball Preview about the fabled Pedro Martinez/Delino DeShields trade. The entire article is here. Read it.

My five favorite passages:

5.

''He had as good an arm as we saw last year,'' says Pittsburgh Pirate coach Rich Donnelly. ''Even if we'd had five strikes against him, we couldn't have hit him.''

4.

Dodger fans were upset about losing an enormously popular pitcher who averaged 10 strikeouts per nine innings last year. (No L.A. starter struck out as many as 10 in a game in '93.) But once the fans began hearing good reports on DeShields, the trade became more palatable to them.

3.

Duquette narrowed his search for an inexpensive starting pitcher to Martinez and Boston's Aaron Sele, who went 7-2 with a 2.74 ERA as a rookie last year.

2.

''I don't know why I was traded -- was it spite, was it money, or was it to improve the club?'' DeShields says.

1.

Figuring there were enough up-and-coming reliever prospects who could replace Martinez, including 1993 first-round draft pick Darren Dreifort, Claire started to come around.

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