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An ecomonic solution

Forget nationalities with the Rookie of the Year award. How about making salary the eligibility component?

Originally Published: September 9, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

In which your happy columnist does another about-face. ...

Question for Rob:

Jayson Stark at ESPN.com recently posted an article on the site detailing his arguments as to why he feels players with numerous years of experience in Japanese pro ball such as Hideki Matsui should not be eligible for the Rookie of the Year award. I'm sure you've probably written on the subject multiple times. I was just wondering if you ever got around to reading Derek Zumsteg's article on the subject ...

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