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  1. Disappointing Sandoval homers thrice

    Eric Karabell

    San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is listed on his player card at 240 pounds, and perhaps that's accurate, but I'm taking the over. Kung Fu Panda, as he is affectionately known, has battled weight issues in the past, and it's likely a...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  2. 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
  3. David Ortiz set to return to Boston Red Sox; Hisashi Iwakuma soli...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-relevant news and notes from Thursday, including his thoughts on David Ortiz's expected return, Hisashi Iwakuma's fine pitching and Brandon Crawford's hot start.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  4. Bits: Josh Johnson terribly ineffective

    Eric Karabell

    On occasion I'm certainly willing to give starting pitchers a break when poor April weather appears to be a factor, but in the case of Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson, even he admitted something is wrong. Johnson was awful Thursday i...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  5. Josh Johnson of Toronto Blue Jays off to poor start with new team...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers notes from Thursday's games, including a rough afternoon outing for Josh Johnson in Detroit.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2013
  6. Bold predictions for 2013: Hitters

    Eric Karabell

    The World Series is over, a little prematurely for some and with a surprise result, and it's officially the offseason. Free agents look for new homes, trades are discussed and perhaps completed, and fantasy owners count down the days until pitch...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  7. Ryan Howard, David Ortiz, Manny Machado discussed in Eric Karabel...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers up a bold prediction for hitters on all 30 teams for the 2013 fantasy baseball season, discussing many key fantasy options.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  8. Sneaky keeper-league pickups

    Eric Karabell

    It was late in September 2010, with only a few days left in the season, when in my oldest fantasy baseball keeper league, I signed Atlanta Braves rookie reliever Craig Kimbrel. Of course, I didn't know then that Kimbrel would become fantasy&#039...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  9. Thoughts on Carl Crawford, Sox hitters

    Eric Karabell

    In Carl Crawford's final two seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, he hit a cumulative .306 and averaged 17 home runs, 79 RBIs, 103 runs scored and 54 stolen bases. He also missed a total of 14 games. I thought Crawford was likely to be a tad overrat...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  10. Carl Crawford's disappointing 2012 season over, and fantasy owner...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his fantasy expectations for Carl Crawford, Dustin Pedroia and other Red Sox hitters for the rest of this season and beyond.

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  11. Can Jose Bautista maintain homer pace?

    Eric Karabell

    Back in March, when it seemed like few people believed Toronto Blue Jays outfielder/third baseman Jose Bautista could even approach his lofty 54 home runs from 2010, I tried to argue in favor of the journeyman-turned-slugger. He had remade his swing ...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  12. Jose Bautista, who participates in Home Run Derby on Monday, is o...

    Eric Karabell

    Per his annual tradition, Eric Karabell predicts the end-of-season homer totals for the eight Home Run Derby participants, including Jose Bautista and David Ortiz.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2011
  13. Bits: Jason Bay showing positive signs

    Eric Karabell

    • What's gotten into the New York Mets? Jason Bay's team scored 16 runs in Detroit Wednesday, giving the Mets 14 or more runs in three of four games. A rejuvenated Bay stole two bases, scored three runs and even made two diving cat...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  14. Jason Bay of New York Mets showing signs of breaking out of seaso...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews the key fantasy storylines from Wednesday's games, including another offensive explosion for the Mets.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  15. Is it time to sell high on David Ortiz?

    Eric Karabell

    You probably know how good St. Louis Cardinals first baseman/outfielder Lance Berkman has been this season. Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko was awesome in 2010, and he has been even better this season. But check out the ESPN Player Rater...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  16. David Ortiz having a monster season at age 35, tempting fantasy o...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at David Ortiz's splits and peripherals to determine whether he can maintain his torrid hitting pace.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2011