Those who better produce

The top 10 players and executives facing increased scrutiny because of what happened -- or not -- at the trade deadline.

Originally Published: August 3, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine


No. 10. Darren Dreifort of the Dodgers. Now that Guillermo Mota has been traded to Florida, the oft-injured Dreifort has been promoted into the crucial role of setup man for Eric Gagne -- and in his first chance Saturday, he blew a lead against the Padres.

No. 9. Kris Benson and Victor Zambrano of the Mets. With New York all but out of the playoff race, the late-season performances of the two pitchers will be important in justifying the Mets' decision to trade away a ...

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