Beltran deal resets market

The Astros' acquisition of Carlos Beltran will set in motion the next wave of deals, like a pitcher to the Yankees.

Originally Published: June 25, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Once more, the Houston Astros have made life a little easier for Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Six years ago, the Astros made a late and winning bid for Randy Johnson, then of the Seattle Mariners, and Cashman breathed more readily, knowing that the Big Unit would be pumping fastballs in the National League rather than for the Cleveland Indians, the Yankees' biggest rival at that time.

Cashman had ignored the rants of owner George Steinbrenner and made the determination then ...

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