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  1. Eleven in baseball at a career crossroads

    Buster Olney

    Some players will go into 2015 still defining themselves, like the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper. Others, like David Ortiz, have cemented their legacies. But there are folks in the game -- both players and managers -- for whom 2015 will repr...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  2. More time at first base for Butler?

    Doug Mittler

    Add the Kansas City Royals to the list of American League teams who hope to use more than one primary player at the designated hitter spot this season. Having a full-time DH might work fine in Boston with David Ortiz, but the opportunity to use the D...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  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. 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
  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. 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
  10. 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
  11. Some options, like David Ortiz and Jon Garland, appear to be no-b...

    Buster Olney

    A close look at the options market shows some no-brainers out there, such as the Padres being able to lock up Jon Garland's inning-eating ways for another year at a good rate; in other cases -- we're looking at you, Berkman -- it's a no-brainer to pass.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  12. MLB - Predicting the Home Run Derby champ

    Greg Rybarczyk

    Using the advanced home run data he keeps at HitTracker, Greg Rybarczyk gives some eye-opening data on the 2010 Home Run Derby participants and predicts a winner.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2010
  13. Prepping for the first interleague series

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome back to relevance, Jason Giambi! You might be wondering, what type of fantasy baseball league must I be talking about if Giambi, a Colorado Rockies pinch-hitter and occasional first baseman, matters? Is it an NL West-only league? A league in...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  14. Jason Giambi worth consideration in fantasy for the Colorado Rock...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell previews the first set of interleague series to determine which players gain and lose value as a result of the addition or loss of the DH slot.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2010
  15. David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and A-Rod weren't alone, but to be bus...

    Buster Olney

    David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and others weren't alone, but to be nailed for steroids use in 2003 -- knowing what the players knew regarding the consequences -- took a special kind of selfishness, Buster Olney says. With lots of reaction.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2009
  16. Oswalt looking better

    Stephania Bell

    Stephania Bell discusses the latest injuries to Roy Oswalt, Aaron Harang among others.

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2008