MLB Barometer: The Best Player We Never Talk About
MLB Barometer: The Best Player We Never Talk About

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I am the worst passenger to have in your car. (Adult division.)

For every 100 places I go, I drive myself – or the group I am with – to 99 of them.

In those few instances when I'm not behind the wheel, I'm often useless to everybody else in the car.

I will punch the address of the destination in to Waze, but zone out while it runs in the background as I check my lineups or scan Twitter for any news I might have missed from the past few hours.

Sometimes I'm like an old man on a park bench and I just nod off to sleep.

Useless.

This weekend was no exception. En route to a belated Mother's Day brunch with my wife's family, I was hacking away on my phone after Tout Wars FAAB ran Sunday morning, looking to find a significant upgrade to a gaping hole on my roster at second base.

In an effort to only be useless while in transit, and to be engaged and polite at brunch, I posted a quick note to the league message board:

Looking to move a pitcher for a second baseman.

I did this knowing that later in the day I would have a chance to more closely examine the rosters of the other teams in the league, but hoping that the ongoing search for pitching in most leagues would bring a few viable offers my way with slightly less effort.

It didn't lead to a deal

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Derek VanRiper
Derek is the Director of Media 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's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).
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