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We're only one game into the 2012 World Series, but already speculation of what will happen with some of the league's top players is running rampant. Several of baseball's top players are rumored to be on the trading block, and with the next regular season still six months out, it's that time of the year to start figuring out which players really need to perform to keep their jobs.
When you're given big-money contracts, you're expected to deliver, and some of the game's biggest names simply didn't do it this year.
The Boston Red Sox's season was disastrous, even by Beantown standards, so it's no surprise that most of the team has to step up.
But it's a little more surprising that one of the New York Yankees' finest will also have to improve in order to keep his pinstripes.
Find out who, as we break down The Top MLB Players Under Pressure in 2013...