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  1. Will Royals stick with Moustakas?

    Doug Mittler

    A season if high expectations has started slowly for the Kansas City Royals, who were swept by Minnesota in a three-game series over the weekend to fall into last place in the AL Central with a 4-7 record. If you're looking to point fingers, start...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. More time at first base for Butler?

    Doug Mittler

    Add the Kansas City Royals to the list of American League teams who hope to use more than one primary player at the designated hitter spot this season. Having a full-time DH might work fine in Boston with David Ortiz, but the opportunity to use the D...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  3. Blue Jays considering options

    AJ Mass

    The Toronto Blue Jays are believed to be in talks with at least two teams, if not more, to make some changes to their roster for the 2014 season. It all comes down to when and if general manager Alex Anthopoulos will feel comfortable enough with the ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  4. Eight big names who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    General managers have been feasting this offseason on blockbuster trades and huge free-agent acquisitions. Some of the game's biggest names -- Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Brian McCann -- have new homes, as do major players such ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  5. Billy Butler is underrated and a good fit for the Baltimore Oriol...

    Scott Spratt

    Billy Butler is reportedly on the trade block, and Scott Spratt explains why the Orioles should target the underrated player.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  6. Bits: Butler continues tear; Jeter returns

    Eric Karabell

    It's possible that no matter how Kansas City Royals designated hitter and occasional first baseman Billy Butler performs the rest of this somewhat disappointing season, most fantasy owners will be avoiding him in the first 10 rounds of 2014 drafts. A...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. Bits: Freese losing starts; Alexei hitting

    Eric Karabell

    Big league rosters expand in less than two weeks, and fantasy owners will see more interesting prospects get the call. The St. Louis Cardinals decided they didn't want to wait that long for second baseman Kolten Wong, summoning him from Triple-A Memp...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  8. Billy Butler frustrating fantasy owners

    Eric Karabell

    Kansas City Royals first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler remains 100 percent owned in ESPN standard leagues, but, judging by my Twitter feed, patience is apparently running thin. Butler might have quieted the critics with Wednesday's three-hit...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  9. Bits: Segura now tops on Player Rater

    Eric Karabell

    While rehabbing Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke gets the headlines for the possibility he will come off the disabled list and pitch Wednesday, the relatively unknown shortstop prospect acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Los Ange...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  10. Eric Hosmer poised for big things in 2013

    Eric Karabell

    Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer struggled in the team's first three-game series, and wasn't expected to start at all during the interleague weekend series in Philadelphia. After all, regular designated hitter Billy Butler is pr...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  11. Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer showing signs of stardom early in...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell talks with the Royals' Eric Hosmer after Friday's game and thinks he's got a chance to improve vastly over his down 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  12. MLB - Eric Hosmer, Brett Lawrie and Jay Bruce are set to be fanta...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski's fantasy breakout formula predicts big things for Eric Hosmer and Brett Lawrie, among others.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  13. The 10 best contracts in baseball

    Jim Bowden

    It is really difficult to compare the best contracts in baseball based on the present salary infrastructure. To compare and rank them, you have to take into account arbitration eligibility, free-agent years and non-arbitration years. In addition, one...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  14. Five up, five down for July

    Eric Karabell

    On this fine first day of August, with the non-waiver trade deadline in our rear view mirror, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look on the field at hitting performances of July that could have taught us something that we can apply moving f...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  15. Dustin Pedroia, Aramis Ramirez among top fantasy performances in ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell points out five good and five disappointing fantasy performances from July and what to expect going forward.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  16. Box Score Bits: Jennings shines again

    Eric Karabell

    Tampa Bay Rays rookie outfielder Desmond Jennings homered, singled twice, knocked in four runs and even stole a base in a mammoth performance Thursday. Jennings, hitting .500 with seven RBIs and four steals in his first week with the club, is fantasy...

    Blog | July 29, 2011