Phillips disappoints, Santana emerges

Cleveland's Brandon Phillips was one of the biggest rookie busts of recent memory.

Updated: March 10, 2004, 11:23 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
It's called accountability. We in this business don't really have a lot of it. Fortunately, nobody is standing around with a calculator figuring out how accurate our predictions turn out to be. That's a good thing -- except when we're right. Then it would be nice to see a headline that screams:


With that in mind, sometimes it's fun to go back and see what I wrote in the past. Other times, it's more like torture. I thought I might take a glance back one year ago and see how some of the things I said panned out.

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