Identifying those who have a lot to prove in '08

Originally Published: December 20, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Every major league ballplayer is driven to a certain degree. But to paraphrase a line from George Orwell's "Animal Farm,'' some players are more driven than others.

Maybe it's the sting of media criticism, the memory of a lost season, a recent steroid revelation or the desire to prove that everything is in good working order after an injury. Some players are getting an extra kick in the pants this winter as they find that interest on the free agent market is minimal.

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