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  1. All-Star hitter interviews: Kipnis, Zobrist

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals are one of baseball's most successful organizations, in part because they think progressively and try new things. Coaxing more defensive versatility from their hitters is one of the more obvious themes, and certainly the fact ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  2. All-Star pitcher interviews: Locke, Kimbrel

    Eric Karabell

    There's perhaps no All-Star who has been more of a surprise this season than Pittsburgh Pirates lefty Jeff Locke. After all, he's not a particularly hard thrower and wasn't raved about as a prospect, and yet he has won eight of 10 decisions so far, w...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. Bits: Making sense of the Braves' offense

    Eric Karabell

    The Atlanta Braves head into the All-Star break with easily the largest division lead of any team in the game, up six games on the erratic Washington Nationals, but with serious issues offensively. Sunday's outfield starters were Jose Constanza, Reed...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  4. Futures Game notes, interviews

    Eric Karabell

    The All-Star Futures Game is probably my favorite part of the midsummer classic festivities, because the young players on the verge of something special exude so much optimism and enthusiasm, yet most are pretty grounded and willing to give honest an...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  5. Closer Report: Midseason awards

    Eric Karabell

    Back in March, there was little indication fantasy owners would need to pay attention to -- or own -- the likes of Kevin Gregg, Koji Uehara and Francisco Rodriguez, but here we are days before the All-Star break and those guys are certainly a whole l...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  6. Does Manny Ramirez still have relevance?

    Eric Karabell

    On July 22, a few days after play resumes following the All-Star break, the Texas Rangers are scheduled to host the New York Yankees on ESPN. On Wednesday, I discussed Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez being on the mend from hip surgery, and how h...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  7. Pedro Alvarez makes great strides

    Eric Karabell

    There's little debate about the best player on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Center fielder Andrew McCutchen is having an MVP-type season, and it was good to see him recognized for his success at the All-Star Game. There's certainly been some foc...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  8. Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez looking more like a fantasy sta...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Pedro Alvarez's recent rise and his potential fantasy value.

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  9. What to expect from key lineup returns

    Eric Karabell

    The first weekend after the All-Star break each season is generally notable for important players coming off the disabled list, and certainly fantasy owners had much to think about the past few days, with numerous key hitters reappearing in lineups. ...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  10. Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Kemp ready to produce for fantasy baseball ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at what the return of Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Kemp, Emilio Bonifacio, Lance Berkman and others means in fantasy, and what to expect from them in the second half.

    Blog | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  11. Podcast: Second-half preview, Ben Gibbard

    Eric Karabell

    So, the All-Star break has passed and the second half of the MLB season starts Friday, so what am I going to do on Thursday night without the greatest game? Well, perhaps I will again listen to Thursday's Baseball Today podcast with me, Keith Law and...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  12. Should you sell high on Melky Cabrera?

    Eric Karabell

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Fantasy baseball owners certainly didn't need to see contributions from outfielder Melky Cabrera, third baseman Pablo Sandoval, catcher Buster Posey and right-hander Matt Cain in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Kauffman...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  13. Melky Cabrera of San Francisco Giants wins All-Star Game MVP, sho...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Melky Cabrera's prospects for the remainder of the season after a dynamic first half, topped off by an All-Star Game MVP.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  14. Fielder wins, but Cano is the story

    Eric Karabell

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Years from now, baseball fans might not remember that Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder won the 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby, but they'll certainly remember how an angry pro-Kansas City Royals crowd and its "ignored" s...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  15. An unlikely slugfest at the Futures Game

    Eric Karabell

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In 13 previous Futures Game matchups before Sunday the USA team had scored 51 runs, the World team 46, so let's just say games didn't play like they had been held regularly at Coors Field. On Sunday, however, the USA team had litt...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  16. Podcast: Hamels, Moore, Bauer, feuds

    Eric Karabell

    The esteemed Keith Law returned to the Baseball Today podcast on Tuesday and we were able to have numerous in-depth discussions: 1. We talked more about the process of choosing All-Stars and what it means in the big picture. Plus, Dusty versus To...

    Blog | July 03, 2012