Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Oscar Taveras gets on the field for his first game of the spring, Doug Fister has an MRI, and the Rangers still don't know who is going to close this season. Check out the first episode of the new RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast!
Christian Yelich has hit at every level as a pro, but he seems to be flying under the radar in many drafts this spring. DVR and Bernie begin to share their sleepers and undervalued targets in the latest episode of Short Hops.
In what will be the last ride for Derek Jeter, 2014 hopes to bring improvement following another big offseason spending spree by the Yankees. Will the depth hold up and the big acquisitions pay off for a return to the postseason?
DVR & Bernie finish up their positional rankings and take a look at relievers, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of spring training in Arizona vs. Florida, and run through a number of toss-up scenarios.
Masahiro Tanaka lands with the Yankees and Clayton Kershaw gets a contract extension with the Dodgers. Plus, DVR & Bernie share their starting pitcher rankings, consider Carlos Santana at third base, and discuss the Brewers' plans at first base.
DVR & Bernie discuss The Hot Stove, whether Paul Goldschmidt should have won the NL MVP award, Bernie reconsiders Yasiel Puig at No. 1 overall in 2014, and shares his best from the Arizona Fall League.
Now coming through the left and right speaker simultaneously, DVR and Bernie discuss the Rookie of the Year results, whether the Tigers should move a starting pitcher this winter, free agent catchers and more!
In the latest episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie preview the World Series, talk about a few players that have caught Bernie's eye in the Arizona Fall League, share their top-five closers for 2014, and more.
How much will a lost 2013 season lower Matt Kemp's stock? In the latest episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie discuss the Rangers' slide, Todd Helton's case for the Hall of Fame, and more players that have surprised and disappointed them this season.
What should the Tigers do with Miguel Cabrera battling injury and chasing a Triple Crown down the stretch? Which managers are on the hot seat? DVR & Bernie discuss those topics and more in the latest episode of Short Hops.
In the second episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie talk about the impact of the Biogenesis suspensions on the contenders, weigh the Indians' chances of competing with the Tigers down the stretch, and sort out where Javier Baez will eventually fit into th
After criticizing Royals general manager Dayton Moore's only trade at Wednesday's non-waiver deadline, Derek VanRiper retraces his steps over the past 18 months and questions some of his own decisions.
The Rangers are once again going all in while making a World Series push, and perhaps another move or two will follow the addition of Matt Garza. Derek VanRiper takes a look around the American League heading into the non-waiver trade deadline.
Ike Davis lived through a few weeks in Las Vegas, but could you last 30 straight days without leaving the Strip? DVR ponders that and takes a look around the National League coming out of the All-Star break.
The Astros maxed out their value in the first 10 rounds by taking Carlos Correa first overall ahead of Byron Buxton last June, but Buxton has been the most impressive first-rounder in the 2012 draft class thus far.
Infield flyballs are just as costly to a hitter as strikeouts. Dan Uggla generated plenty of both last season. Should you write off a rebound? Derek VanRiper takes a closer look at hitters wasting opportunities.