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  1. Bonifacio is bona fide for now

    Eric Karabell

    Let's make this clear up front: Chicago Cubs speedster Emilio Bonifacio is not exactly a great baseball player. However, the Cubs have played two games and Bonifacio has nine hits and three stolen bases already. He's the fourth guy in 85 years to sta...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  2. Camp Tour: Will Ruggiano bounce back?

    Eric Karabell

    MESA, Ariz.--- Last March, I spoke, blogged, tweeted and communicated in pretty much any way I could how much then-Miami Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano belonged on the fantasy radar for his ability to provide valuable and cost-efficient home runs...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  3. Bits: Andrew Cashner's 2014 value

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has 22 home runs and 75 RBIs this season, and is owned in more than 92 percent of ESPN standard leagues. Rizzo is seen as one of the building blocks of the young Cubs, a middle-of-the-order presence for years ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  4. Garza a better fit in Chicago than Texas

    Eric Karabell

    I suppose we should congratulate the Texas Rangers for sending prospects to the Chicago Cubs for right-hander Matt Garza, a clear upgrade for their rotation. But from a fantasy aspect, I hardly view it as an upgrade to our teams. While Garza is exper...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  5. NL Central midpoint report

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the 2013 season, and we've seen some good, some bad and some Josh Hamilton. This week in the KaraBlog, we'll take a look at each team at the midpoint of the season and discuss what has happened and what should happen. Let...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  6. What's wrong with Starlin Castro?

    Eric Karabell

    Monday was a big night for a potential future stud Chicago Cubs shortstop, as top prospect Javier Baez bashed four home runs in a 9-6 win for Class A Daytona over Fort Myers, becoming only the second Florida State League player in 94 years to hit fou...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  7. Hammel returns; Rizzo just keeps hittin'

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel allowed one run in five innings against the New York Yankees on Thursday, striking out six in his first outing since mid-July. Hammel, recovered from knee surgery, is a worthy fantasy option and is ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  8. Jason Hammel returns from knee surgery with strong outing; Anthon...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Thursday's games, including fine pitching performances from Jason Hammel and Josh Johnson.

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  9. Bits: Brett Jackson an intriguing option

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson singled twice and scored a run in his big league debut Sunday. Jackson, called up from Triple-A Iowa earlier in the day, was hitting .256 with a ton of strikeouts but also 15 home runs and 27 stolen bases. He sho...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  10. Brett Jackson of Chicago Cubs may struggle with strikeouts, but h...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Sunday, including Brett Jackson's debut with the Chicago Cubs.

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  11. Bits: Jeff Samardzija strikes out 11

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija fanned a career-best 11 Atlanta Braves on Monday, allowing one run over seven innings. Samardzija hadn't won since May, and it wasn't Cliff Lee-type bad luck, either. Samardzija's June ERA was ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  12. Chicago Cubs' Jeff Samardzija sets career high with 11 strikeouts...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps some of the fantasy highlights from Monday's games, including Jeff Samardzija's 11 strikeouts.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  13. Jim Thome makes Baltimore Orioles debut; Chicago Cubs' Travis Woo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses some fantasy baseball highlights from Sunday, including a good start from Travis Wood and Jim Thome's Orioles debut.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  14. Anthony Rizzo is set to make his Chicago Cubs debut, hopes to fin...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the fantasy prospects of Anthony Rizzo in advance of his Chicago Cubs debut on Tuesday.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  15. Ryan Dempster does everything but win

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster enters Monday leading the major leagues with a 1.02 ERA, his WHIP is an outstanding 0.85, and he's fanned 36 hitters in 35 1/3 innings. Still, you somehow won't find his name among the top 40 pitchers...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  16. Chicago Cubs' Ryan Dempster puts up impressive numbers despite no...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell forecasts the future fantasy value of Ryan Dempster, who has an ERA of just over 1 in five starts but is just 0-1 overall.

    Blog | Conversation | May 14, 2012