Manager Ted Sullivan has gone East, and is armed with powers extraordinary. He will secure a pitcher and catcher for the Lucas team at any cost, and will get them where they can be got.-[St. Louis Post-Dispatch.]
-Cleveland Herald, February 8, 1884
The Maroons were still looking for a pitcher and catcher, as they had been for several months. Loosing Mullane, of course, didn't help but, even before then, they were still looking for a catcher and another pitcher.