Josh Barfield is not one of these guys. He won't win the NL Rookie of the Year award, mainly because it's a deep class of first-year players, and Barfield, while having a good season, wasn't that good. Now he's not even in the NL anymore.
In case you missed Wednesday's big MLB news, buried in the Daisuke Matsuzaka talk, a team thinking of moving within its state, a new manager, a former Cy Young winner being released from prison and more Sheffield whining, there was the significant trade of Barfield to the Indians for prospects Kevin Kouzmanoff and Andrew Brown.
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