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Results of 15 MLB executives polled by ESPN MLB Insider Jerry Crasnick
1. If given a choice, which elite first baseman would you sign - Richie Sexson or Carlos Delgado?
Responses: Delgado 10, Sexson 4, one no-decision.
2. Where will Carlos Beltran sign?
Responses: The Yankees 8, Anaheim 3, Chicago Cubs 2, Baltimore 1, No Earthly Idea 1.
3. Which superstar is more likely to be dealt in the offseason - Randy Johnson or Sammy Sosa?
Responses: Johnson 11, Sosa 3. (One executive thinks both will go).
4. Will Roger Clemens retire or come back for one more season in 2005?
Responses: 12 say Clemens will pitch in 2005, 2 say he'll retire. (The other official polled said Clemens will pitch if Houston signs Carlos Beltran and makes other moves to upgrade the club, but will retire if the Astros aren't in a position to contend).
5. If you were Atlanta general manager John Schuerholz, would you move John Smoltz to the starting rotation or keep him at closer?
Responses: 10 say keep him in the bullpen, 5 say start him.
For more in-depth analysis on each question, read Jerry Crasnick's column on ESPN Insider.
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