Seriously? Their staff basically won them the championship that year. It was Penny, Beckett, Willis, and Burnett.
Ok, apparently it was Mark Redman and not Burnett due to some injury of Burnett that year. In any event, Beckett and Willis carried them to that World Series
I remembered the Burnett injury but, sad to say, it has been so long since Willis was good I forgot he was good in '03. As for Penny, my bad.
Point remains - that team was built on players developed internally or acquired by trades dombrowski puled off disassembling the '97 team.