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Beltre, Helms could be the answer

Given their current options at third base for next season, the Yankees would be wise to make a trade.

Originally Published: January 28, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

As Brian Cashman searches from Kankakee to Petaluma for a pinstripes-worthy third baseman, let's first ask, "Can the Yankees replace Aaron Boone with somebody they've already got?" (And this is mostly for those of you who did not read Bob Klapisch's column, which answered the question in some detail.)

Well, at the major-league level they have Erick Almonte, Miguel Cairo and Enrique Wilson as backup infielders. Almonte doesn't know how to play third base, and if he were in the lineup ...

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