Found January 30, 2012 on Fox Sports:
"It ain't easy being green," bemoaned Kermit the Frog. While this assertion referred to the color of Kermit's complexion, the world's preeminent puppet could have easily been speculating on the arduous nature of inexperience. Nowhere is this disposition more evident than the baseball diamond, where the untested are chewed up and spit out like sunflower seeds. Rookies will emerge at various times in the season, seemingly ready to deliver fantasy fruition to astute owners who have monitored their march through the minors. Highly-touted hitter Eric Hosmer (.293, 19 homers, 78 RBI, 66 runs) produced a power jolt with his arrival in May, and the long-awaited advent of the Desmond Jennings Era in Tampa served as a much-needed second-half stimulus for Tampa Bay. Jennings wasn't the only greenhorn that prospered for the Rays, as Jeremy Hellickson's fantastic freshman foray equated to Rookie of the Year honors. However, sustained success from these prodigies i...
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