Finally, Expos have new home

It took a while, but Major League Baseball has finally resolved the Expos' situation.

Originally Published: September 30, 2004
By Rick Sutcliffe | Special to ESPN Insider
I'm glad that Major League Baseball has finally resolved the Montreal Expos' situation. Yes, after months (really, three years) of speculation, the Expos' move to Washington, D.C. for the 2005 season is official.

Whoever buys the Expos -- remember, MLB still owns and operate the team -- will have an exciting and talented core of young players. Catcher Brian Schneider could win a Gold Glove, second baseman Jose Vidro (now on the DL) is solid and their outfielders are strong.

With starters like Tony Armas and Tomo Ohka, the Expos have a good pitching foundation, and they have a solid bullpen-in-the-making. In fact, with a couple more pieces, the Expos have a chance to become contenders almost immediately.

Rick Sutcliffe serves as an ESPN Major League Baseball analyst, appearing on Wednesday night telecasts, select ESPN Radio broadcasts, as well as Baseball Tonight.

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