The AL East-leading Orioles acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza and infielder Kelly Johnson in a pair of trades Saturday night, bolstering their bench in the wake of a couple of injuries to key players.
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.
Jason Heyward was the No. 1-ranked major league prospect back in January, but a quarter of the way into the 2010 season, Keith Law has had to make changes. After all, Heyward is crushing the ball in the big leagues, so his prospect status is no more.