Chris Sprow of ESPN Insider looks at a developing front-office trend to make safe bets on college players so that the riskier high school picks have time to develop. We learned this a long time ago via John Olerud.
Where else has The Manny Effect been involved in the steroids era? Lots of places.
To really drive the Oakland offense, Matt Holliday will have to fly in the face of history. So few make the post-Denver hitting adjustment.