Adjustments key for young phenoms

Updated: April 15, 2010, 11:17 AM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

Mark Grant, my former Triple-A teammate and current Padres broadcaster, never liked when people used the word "great" so easily. Greatness to him should be applied sparingly and reserved for accomplishments that took time. Yet this season, we are looking at young players like Jason Heyward, Aroldis Chapman, Mike Leake and Stephen Strasburg who tempt the tongue to counter Grant's philosophy.

Part of what youth can do is challenge conventional wisdom. The power of experience, coupled ...

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