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Paul O’Neill over Barry Bonds for a World Series Winning Yankees Team

he learned that he had been traded to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right fielder Paul O'Neill, Roberto Kelly wasn't surprised.  He had his theory about the trade.

"If you look at it, left field is open," said Kelly.  "I think they're looking to build up the team and win right away. Left field is open and I think they can afford to buy Bonds. He's out there for them."

Kelly wasn't alone. Many in the media held the same position.

The Kelly for O'Neill trade occurred on Nov. 3, 1992. That year, the New York Yankees had finished tied with the Cleveland Indians for fourth place in the Eastern Division.

The year before, they had finished fifth. In each season, they were 20 games behind the division winner.

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