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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. MLB - Buster Olney ranks strength of American League schedules

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney says the Kansas City Royals have the toughest schedule in the American League.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  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. Type A free agents are seeing their markets shrink under the curr...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while MLB's labor negotiations continue to drag on, free agents are left in limbo because the current compensation rules associate an early-round pick with Type A free agents. Plus, news on Matt Kemp's big deal and other topics.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  10. CC Sabathia must decide whether to sign an extension with the New...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after it appears the New York Yankees offered CC Sabathia only a one-year extension, the pitcher has a big decision to make. Sabathia could ask for a longer extension or opt out of his current contract and become a free agent.

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2011
  11. Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers and other moves that should h...

    Dave Cameron

    With the hot stove season about to get under way, Dave Cameron of FanGraphs gets an early start on free agency by looking at five creative moves that should be made.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2011
  12. MLB - Curtis Granderson is among those who improve their game and...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses the ZiPS projection system to look at six players who have made key adjustments this year and explains how those adjustments have changed their long-term projections.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  13. Why Red Sox should extend Big Papi

    Jim Bowden

    David Ortiz, 35, is the face of the Boston Red Sox, and he's off to an uncharacteristically fast start, hitting .326/.394/.612/1.006 with 17 doubles, 15 home runs, 36 RBIs and an impressive 25-26 BB/K ratio. He is leading the Red Sox once again and ...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  14. Bobby Abreu tops 'oldies but goodies' list

    Eric Karabell

    Bobby Abreu is not a young man, at least in terms of major league baseball years. He'll turn 37 during spring training, his defense has become even more of a liability than in past seasons, and he's coming off a year in which he posted his ...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  15. Bobby Abreu, Jorge Posada undervalued in fantasy because of their...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out the players on the wrong side of 35 years old that he still believes in, such as Bobby Abreu, Jorge Posada and Lance Berkman.

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  16. 2010 MLB free agency: Ideal landing spots include Adam Dunn to Ra...

    Christina Kahrl

    Christina Kahrl of Baseball Prospectus looks at five "must" moves for the 2010 offseason, including Cliff Lee to the -- you guessed it -- Yankees, a counter move by the Red Sox, and Carl Crawford to the -- you didn't guess it -- Padres.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2010