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  1. Previewing 2015 positional eligibility

    Eric Karabell

    As we wind down another fantasy baseball regular season and look ahead to 2015, it seems worthwhile to give an update on eligibility situations that owners might not be aware of. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz played first base in Pitts...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Red Sox full of fantasy value for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Rusney Castillo era began for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, as the 27-year-old Cuban made his big league debut in center field, hitting seventh and delivering an infield single in four at-bats of a 9-1 loss. This was my first look at Castillo, an...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  3. Will Wright, Pedroia ever be top-50 again?

    Eric Karabell

    It seems a bit outrageous now, but a few seasons ago New York Mets third baseman David Wright and Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia were regarded as late first-round picks in fantasy drafts, deliverers of five-category goodness and viewed ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  4. Fantasy fallout of Lester-Cespedes deal

    Eric Karabell

    Thursday's trade deadline got started with the proverbial bang when the Oakland Athletics acquired lefty Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox, but parted with slugger Yoenis Cespedes. What? Say that again? It's true, and quite shocking. From a fantasy ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  5. Red Sox hitters to buy or sell

    Eric Karabell

    The fourth-most owned Boston Red Sox hitter -- and seventh-most owned Sox player -- is Brock Holt. Think about that for a minute. These are the defending World Series champions, a team that scored by far the most runs in baseball in 2013, and Holt --...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  6. Buy or sell on Jake Arrieta?

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta entered Monday at Fenway Park winless in five starts against the Boston Red Sox, with a 5.90 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. This certainly might have led a concerned Arrieta fantasy owner to bench him, citing history, which...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  7. Middlebrooks, Teixeira land on DL

    Eric Karabell

    Heading into the weekend both Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks and New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira were owned in 100 percent of ESPN standard leagues, each having been selected in the range of the 17th round in ESPN live dr...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  8. Red Sox fantasy notes: Who starts in CF?

    Eric Karabell

    OK, boys and girls, it's time to sit down and listen to a tale from yesteryear. ... Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (well, Cleveland), an outfielder named Grady Sizemore was one of fantasy's most spectacular players, a superstar acros...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  9. Bits: Ellsbury sidelined with foot injury

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners certainly can't complain about Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury's production this season. Ellsbury leads the big leagues in stolen bases with 52, and he's sprinkled in a .299 batting average, eight home runs and 89 runs scored...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  10. Bullpen Report: Is Uehara a top-5 closer?

    Eric Karabell

    One could argue that no relief pitcher is playing a larger role in the pennant races these days than Boston Red Sox right-hander Koji Uehara. The Red Sox scored off the great Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning late Thursday night -- his sixth blown s...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  11. Bits: Sorting out the Red Sox infield

    Eric Karabell

    For a 20-year-old who might not make an impact for the Boston Red Sox or fantasy owners until next season, Xander Bogaerts seems to be an awfully popular guy in AL-only and other deep formats. Not only do fantasy owners desperately want to know when ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  12. Jake Peavy traded to Boston Red Sox

    Eric Karabell

    The non-waiver trade deadline arrives Wednesday afternoon, but a bunch of American League teams couldn't wait, making moves late Tuesday night. Certainly new Boston Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy is the big name here, as he left the Chicago White So...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  13. Bits: CC rocked, but don't give up on him

    Eric Karabell

    After New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia's struggles against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night, it might seem obvious for me to suggest you (finally) run away and give up on any hopes that he'll be anything resembling the top-20 starting pitcher we ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  14. Bits: Daniel Nava remains hot

    Eric Karabell

    The top Boston Red Sox outfielder on the Player Rater is stolen-base maven Jacoby Ellsbury, and I think we have a pretty decent idea who he is. Ellsbury is not really the same hitter who bashed 32 home runs in 2011. He's the guy before that, someone ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  15. B.J. Upton killing fantasy teams; two Boston Red Sox relievers pl...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Monday's games from a fantasy perspective, offering his take on B.J. Upton, the Red Sox closer situation and more.

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  16. Papi set to return; Iwakuma solid again

    Eric Karabell

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz seems pretty confident that he's ready for the big leagues again, even smacking a home run for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, and I certainly believe him. Ortiz fell out of my top 100 in mid-March on...

    Blog | April 19, 2013