MLB Barometer: The Sun Always Rises
MLB Barometer: The Sun Always Rises

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In an era where the fascination with stars may be at its apex, the best player in baseball – today, yesterday, this decade, and perhaps ever – is an afterthought in the mainstream media.

When we look back at the first 25 years of the 21st century, Mike Trout should be mentioned in the same breath as LeBron James when legendary status is the topic.

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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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