Articles by Derek VanRiper

A listing of all the articles written by Derek VanRiper for the RotoWire Blog.

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I had to know the actual number.

13 years ago, I walked into the RotoWire office for the first time. A few days later, under the watchful eye of Mike Doria, I posted the first of 46,481 player updates to let the fantasy world know that Sean Burroughs was recalled from Triple-A to back up Joe Randa in September.

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The Big Winner of Lorenzo Cain to the Brewers

Let’s assume the Brewers get above-average defense and an infusion of OBP atop the order from Lorenzo Cain. They will come away happy, even at $80 million over the next five years.

There is another immediate winner following Cain’s decision to sign with Milwaukee.

In early January, the Rangers were linked to Cain.

The move made sense as a great potential landing spot for the free-agent outfielder, as Texas seemingly needed a solution in center field after squeezing 2.3 WAR out of Carlos Gomez in 105 games on a one-year deal last season.

Perhaps they already had their solution on the roster.

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