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In the end, it doesn't matter whether Barry Bonds used steroids, according to Ralph Wiley, because no performance-enhancing drug exists that can account for Bonds' power numbers. So why are we so outraged? For the answer to that question, Ralph suggests we look in the mirror. We might not like what we see.
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10]  Allie Reynolds from the Indians
In 1946, Reynolds came to the Yankees with solid, but not spectacular, credentials. But almost as soon as the Yankees gave up Joe Gordon and Eddie Bockman to get him, he blossomed into a star.
9]  Tino Martinez, Jeff Nelson and Jim Mecir from the Mariners
In his six years as a Yankee, Martinez hit 175 home runs with 690 RBI. Nelson became a terrific set-up man for Mariano Rivera. The two players the Yankees traded away? Sterling Hitchcock and Russ Davis.
8]  Willie Randolph, Ken Brett and Dock Ellis from the Pirates
The Yanks sacrificed Doc Medich to get this trio in December 1975. Randolph played second base in Yankee Stadium for 13 years and was a five-time All-Star.
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