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Underrated winners at trade deadline

Some pitchers gain by staying put, others find themselves in more favorable situations

Updated: August 2, 2011, 3:43 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

The July 31 trade deadline -- at least the deadline for deals that don't require waivers -- has come and gone, and with it, only a handful of starting pitchers were actually traded. But while it's the prominent name, Ubaldo Jimenez, who has generated the most headlines, it's actually a pitcher who wasn't dealt who might have benefited most from July 31's developments.

He's a veteran pitcher who wasn't even rumored on the block, a pitcher who garnered zero respect in the preseason ...

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