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  1. Opening Day closer shake-ups

    Eric Karabell

    If the first full day of the 2014 major league season is any indication, it's going to be a ridiculous season for big league closers, more so than normal. In a span of a few hours Monday there was one news item after another affecting the crazy world...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. Bullpen Report: AL saves projections

    Eric Karabell

    There was some general upheaval when it came to various big-name National League closers and my saves projections for this season. But my saves predicting is not complete. Here are my American League projections: Baltimore Orioles: Right-hander To...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  3. Nelson Cruz a good value with Orioles

    Eric Karabell

    New Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz moved way up in my rankings during the weekend because, well, he found employment. It's still February, and if you're drafting today, then it's reasonable to select the few players without jobs, but there ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  4. Chris Davis fantasy MVP among hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and his sore right foot got the day off Thursday against Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle, but fantasy owners can't complain about a season's worth of surprising production. Davis, a 15th-round ch...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  5. Bits: Impact of Manny Machado injury

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners have become used to seeing Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado play pretty much every inning of every game since his promotion to the major leagues last season, which is part of the reason he'll be so missed. Machado gruesome...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  6. Bits: Cubs' Murphy continues to surprise

    Eric Karabell

    Five players enter Friday having hit eight home runs in August. Chances are, even the most casual baseball fans are well aware of four of them: Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, Atlanta Braves o...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  7. Second-half rankings reactions: Hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Oh, how things can change in only eight weeks. The last time the ESPN fantasy crew supplied its rest-of-season rankings in mid-May, Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton was a consensus top-10 choice, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis wasn't ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  8. Breaking down Kevin Gausman's debut

    Eric Karabell

    So many eyes in the real and fantasy baseball world were on young Baltimore Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman Thursday night as he made his much-awaited big league debut in Canada against the Toronto Blue Jays. Gausman, the team's No. 2 preseason pi...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  9. Should fantasy owners drop Matt Wieters?

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters celebrated his 27th birthday Tuesday with another hitless performance in four at-bats, dropping his season batting average to .223, but it's hard to tell if fantasy owners have noticed. Wieters was supposed to b...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  10. Manny Machado deserves high ranking

    Eric Karabell

    While it seems as if everyone acknowledges Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper as the best young players in baseball, it sure looks as though the Baltimore Orioles have themselves a special young ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  11. Is Brian Roberts worth picking up?

    Eric Karabell

    I'm reasonably confident that the measly dollar I spent in a recent mixed-league auction on Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts was worth it. However, I really do have no degree of reasonable confidence as to whether Roberts will play...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  12. Brian Roberts showing signs of returning to form; Yu Darvish shut...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Tuesday's games, offering his thoughts on Brian Roberts, Yu Darvish, Marco Estrada and others.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  13. Shields fires gem; Davis hits 33rd homer

    Eric Karabell

    • Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields finished his season with a dominating effort against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, striking out 15 in a complete game, though he lost. Shields allowed only two hits, but one was a Chris Davis home...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  14. Bits: Machado, Smoak display their power

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles shortstop/third baseman Manny Machado blasted a pair of home runs Wednesday, giving him six in 45 games. Machado, 20, isn't getting on base at a high clip, but that can be forgiven given his age. The power reminds us of...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  15. Manny Machado, Justin Smoak display power Wednesday

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Wednesday's games, including big games from Manny Machado and Justin Smoak and poor outings from rookies Martin Perez and Wade Miley.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  16. J.J. Hardy enjoys big night

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy slugged a pair of home runs, knocked in five runs Tuesday and scored three runs. It's been a relatively disappointing season for Hardy, who hit 30 home runs in 2011, and has lost power and 30 points of batt...

    Blog | September 12, 2012