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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. Bits: Samardzija bests Zimmermann

    Eric Karabell

    It's not terribly uncommon for a pitcher to be among the top 10 in strikeouts and walks in the same season. Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish achieved this distinction last season, Washington Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez was close, and San Franci...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Injured stars could be fantasy bargains

    Eric Karabell

    When it comes to dealing with injured players in fantasy drafts, it's safe to assume no two situations are exactly the same. Even with New York Yankees sluggers Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson expected to miss roughly the same amount of time...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  8. Injured players such as Chase Headley, Hanley Ramirez, Derek Jete...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the plethora of injured star players to start the season, and how some of them could be fantasy bargains because of their DL status.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  9. Big Papi tops oldie-but-goodie hitters list

    Eric Karabell

    One of the myriad players whose inclusion in my top 100 overall rankings this week generated buzz was Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. I used to argue that "clogging" a DH/utility spot in the first half of a normal fantasy draft was poor...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  10. David Ortiz, Carlos Beltran highlight annual oldie-but-goodie hit...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out the hitters on the wrong side of 35 years old whom he still believes in, such as David Ortiz, Paul Konerko and Carlos Beltran.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Voting for All-Stars via the Player Rater

    Eric Karabell

    We're four weeks away from the All-Star Game in Kansas City, and if you've been to a ballpark recently, you know that you can and should do your part by voting. You can also vote online. I've voted recently and will continue to do so u...

    Blog | June 15, 2012