Speedy Rajai Davis, E.Y. Jr. proving useful

Updated: August 15, 2012, 4:52 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Ah, if only I owned Rajai Davis.

In one of my fantasy baseball leagues, we don't sign free agents the way it's done in ESPN leagues, which involves going to a list, finding a name and clicking on it, dumping a player and then enjoying ensuing MVP production from the new guy. Rather, in this one deep league of mine, we post to a message board; it's first-come, first-serve, and by the following Monday, the commish places players on rosters. One ordinary Friday night in May, I saw Toronto Blue Jays speedster Davis was surprisingly available in this league and he was a potential fit for my speed-starved team, so I decided to get him. I posted on the board … about 45 seconds too late.