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  1. Previewing 2015 positional eligibility

    Eric Karabell

    As we wind down another fantasy baseball regular season and look ahead to 2015, it seems worthwhile to give an update on eligibility situations that owners might not be aware of. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz played first base in Pitts...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Red Sox full of fantasy value for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Rusney Castillo era began for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, as the 27-year-old Cuban made his big league debut in center field, hitting seventh and delivering an infield single in four at-bats of a 9-1 loss. This was my first look at Castillo, an...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  3. Red Sox hitters to buy or sell

    Eric Karabell

    The fourth-most owned Boston Red Sox hitter -- and seventh-most owned Sox player -- is Brock Holt. Think about that for a minute. These are the defending World Series champions, a team that scored by far the most runs in baseball in 2013, and Holt --...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  4. Better for Yanks if Sabathia calls it quits

    Buster Olney

    David Ortiz recently recalled a time when CC Sabathia drilled him intentionally. There was nothing to do but drop the bat and jog to first base, Ortiz said, because Sabathia has so much credibility and accountability that if he hit you on purpose, we...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  5. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  6. Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox demonstrate importance of b...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why good baserunning has been so crucial to the Angels' success this year, and why poor baserunning is costing the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  7. Intel from Red Sox-Yankees prep

    Buster Olney

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Time to empty the notebook from our Thursday broadcast prep for the game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. 1. Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has had a good spring training, hitting the ball from line to ...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  8. Monday Roundup: O's second thoughts

    AJ Mass

    Despite hitting just .224 in 85 games for the Baltimore Orioles last season, Ryan Flaherty heads towards the spring optimistic that he will be able to win the starting second base job outright. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Flaherty is...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  9. Could David Ortiz leave Boston?

    AJ Mass

    The 2013 season ended with David Ortiz standing in the middle of Fenway Park with a microphone in his hand, celebrating a World Series victory with the Boston fans for what he infamously had hailed earlier in the year as being "our city." While it's ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  10. Ranking the 50 World Series players

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the World Series just two days away, let's take a look at both rosters. Every year someone rises to the occasion and has a profound impact. It could be one of the team's stars, or it could be a role player called upon to do one spec...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  11. Scouting report for World Series between St. Louis Cardinals and ...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron gives a detailed scouting report of the World Series, and explains why Allen Craig and Xander Bogaerts are the X factors.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Japanese players like Yu Darvish star in MLB but others fall shor...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes about a stathead who may have unlocked the mystery surrounding how Japanese baseball players fare in America.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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