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  1. Can Lester repeat 2014 stats with Cubs?

    Eric Karabell

    For all the success new Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has achieved in his major league career, he's generally been a bit -- brace yourself, because nobody ever wants to hear or read this word -- overrated from a fantasy aspect, because we deal ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  2. NL Central: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to November and more baseball talk! Four divisions down, two more to go as we look back at the exciting 2014 season and ahead to what should be an excellent 2015. Check out the NL East, AL East, AL Central, AL West and now it's the NL Central...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  3. Fantasy takeaways from Futures Game

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday's All-Star Futures Game at beautiful Target Field showcased plenty of power-hitting prospects on the rise, with myriad reporters congregating around the lockers of Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Texas Rangers third b...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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