Despite hitting .375 and slugging seven home runs in only 25 games after being acquired as a pinch-hitter from Washington for the stretch run, [Marlon] Anderson comes to camp penciled onto the bench and not the starting lineup. As well as he played, he watched the team go out and sign free-agent outfielders Juan Pierre and Luis Gonzalez.
"I was happy about it," he said. "They brought in winners and that's great for the team. I'm all about winning. I want to win my championship. I'll have ample opportunities to help us win games. I've been in the playoffs two of the last three years and was with St. Louis and got a taste of winning, and I understand how they work together to get it done."