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Best Trade 

Robbie Alomar for Matt Lawton, Alex Escobar, Jerrod Riggan, Earl Snyder, and Billy Traber

For Tribe loyalists, shipping Alomar to the Mets for one semi-known player (Lawton) and four no-names reeked of surrender. And the quintet's performance has done nothing to erase memories of the future hall-of-famer who gave the Indians three amazing years. But Robbie often moped -- even playing for a winner -- and watching him sulk through this, the Tribe's Season of Doom, would have been downright unbearable. The Invisible Five might not be showing much at the moment, but give 'em time. Three years ago, everyone dismissed the Twins and their roster full of nobodies. Today, those nobodies are stars, and they've streaked to a division title, leaving the Indians and everyone else behind.

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