This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
Man, is it good to be back with RotoWire. I've been doing weekly radio with Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss for quite some time, but now I return to sharing in writing what I see with my own eyes with the best fantasy baseball players in the world.
After I left scouting, I began writing for RotoWire. I hopped around to MLB.com and other places, but now I'm back. And I'm really happy to be here. I value my relationships with RotoWire and all the great readers.
• Something has changed for this old scout. For the first time in years, Mike Trout has not topped my fantasy baseball rankings. It really feels weird not typing in his name in the top spot.
It was a difficult decision, but I'm going with Ronald Acuna to displace Trout atop the rankings. My reasoning is simple. Trout won't run as much as Acuna, who was three stolen bases shy of joining the exclusive 40-40 club last season. Acuna is bound and determined to match his home run total in stolen bases. And from this observer's perspective, If he stays healthy, Acuna could become the first member of the 50-50 club. Not likely, but it just may happen.
• Count me among those who really don't like gimmicks that change the fabric of the game of baseball. Requiring a pitcher to face three batters or get the last out of the inning is a ridiculous concept designed to speed up games. Nobody