The final piece of the puzzles

The top 10 biggest holes to fill among contending teams include getting some insurance for Houston's Brad Lidge.

Originally Published: June 29, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

1. Houston Astros -- reliever.

The 'Stros dealt closer Octavio Dotel in swapping for center fielder Carlos Beltran last week. Now they are left with a first-time closer in Brad Lidge and a manager, Jimy Williams, who is notorious for working his relievers hard. The Astros need a veteran who can help out in some way -- perhaps someone like Pittsburgh's Jose Mesa.

2. Florida Marlins -- RBI man.

The Marlins have some good offensive weapons, a solid closer in Armando Benitez, ...

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