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10 Players the New York Yankees Can Still Target Post-Deadline

23, 1996 - 

With John Wetteland closing games and the emergence of some guy named Mariano Rivera as his setup man, reliever Bob Wickman became expendable.

Looking to pick up a left-handed specialist for their bullpen, the Yankees packaged Wickman and OF Gerald Williams together, sending the duo to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for 2B Pat Listach, lefty reliever Graeme Lloyd and a player to be named later (P Ricky Bones). 

A week later on August 30th, the Yankees would make another trade, this time acquiring 3B Charlie Hayes from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later—Chris Corn, a pitcher who was out of baseball less than three years later.

We know how this story ends—both Lloyd and ...

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