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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Bits: Ruf gets chance; Hefner pitching well

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard smacked a long home run off Atlanta Braves lefty Paul Maholm on Friday night, and it understandably sent some fantasy owners into a tizzy on Twitter. After all, Howard used to be one of baseball's preem...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  4. Don't dismiss Adam Dunn, Dan Uggla

    Eric Karabell

    Relying on batting average drains such as Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn and Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla can be painful for any fantasy owner, but when they're hitting for power -- like they were Monday night -- they can still ...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  5. Five things to watch this weekend

    Eric Karabell

    Four of the AL East teams will be facing off head-to-head this mid-May weekend, with the Tampa Bay Rays traveling to Baltimore and the mighty Vernon Wells-led New York Yankees hosting the last-place-but-hot Toronto Blue Jays. The other team is the Bo...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  6. Five things to know for the weekend

    Eric Karabell

    The final weekend of April is upon us and while it's still too early for most teams struggling in the standings to panic, that doesn't mean there won't be some panicking anyway. For example, big things were expected from the Toronto Blue Jays and Los...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  7. Braves' Francisco, Johnson hitting well

    Eric Karabell

    The amazing Atlanta Braves continued their winning ways Tuesday night, pounding out five solo home runs in a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Although outfielder Justin Upton looks MVP-worthy, two of the blasts were courtesy of third baseman Juan...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  8. Juan Francisco, Chris Johnson hitting well for Atlanta Braves; Mi...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy-relevant notes from Tuesday's games, including his thoughts on hot-hitting Braves infielders Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  9. Friday's five things you need to know

    Eric Karabell

    Struggling starting pitchers will certainly be on display this weekend as teams -- both real and fantasy -- wonder if their aces will deliver. Of course, it's not even Tax Day yet, so in general it's wise to be patient. By the way, don't forget to pa...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  10. Royals "time-share" can work

    Eric Karabell

    It's not terribly uncommon for a big league team to provide three different pitchers with enough save opportunities to reach double digits, even though it hasn't occurred since the 2005 Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves. The current K...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  11. Greg Holland, Kelvin Herrera can work as co-closers if Ned Yost c...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the latest fantasy-relevant news regarding major league bullpens, including the Royals, who had three different pitchers record saves this week.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2013
  12. Tommy Hanson of Atlanta Braves has enjoyed success in September, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses pitchers and hitters with the best and worst September numbers in recent years, and what to expect from them this September.

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2012
  13. Bits: Ben Sheets continues to silence bats

    Eric Karabell

    Atlanta Braves right-hander Ben Sheets won his fourth game in five starts Monday at Philadelphia, allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings. Sheets didn't register any strikeouts against the Phillies, and he's allowing nearly a hit per inning overa...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  14. Ben Sheets of Atlanta Braves maintains miniscule ERA, strong fant...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Monday, including Ben Sheets earning another win.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  15. Daniel Hudson of the Arizona Diamondbacks hit hard, leaves early ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most interesting fantasy tidbits from Tuesday's action, including Daniel Hudson's injury-shortened outing and Anthony Rizzo's Cubs debut

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  16. Podcast: Rankings, Mariners, Hamilton

    Eric Karabell

    SweetSpot blogger Dave Schoenfield and I gathered for Monday's Baseball Today podcast with our big top-10 lists of best teams and much more! 1. Seattle Mariners announcer Dave Sims talked about the Mariners, whether Ichiro will be in a Mariners un...

    Blog | May 14, 2012