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  1. Bits: Closer situations surprisingly stable

    Eric Karabell

    The closing situation for the Los Angeles Angels might seem up for reasonable debate, but rest assured that right-hander Ernesto Frieri is the preferred choice for manager Mike Scioscia. Yes, setup man Dane De La Rosa saved Tuesday's victory, but onl...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  2. Fantasy ranks summit: Notes and themes

    Eric Karabell

    It started Tuesday morning with much debate about the great -- or perhaps merely very good -- Mike Trout and ended during the evening Wednesday with closers and Cabreras (Melky and Asdrubal) sliding into our Top 100. In between, the ESPN Fantasy team...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  3. Mike Trout, Buster Posey among hotly contested players at 2013 fa...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers a brief summary of some of the players (including Mike Trout and Buster Posey) and topics (starting pitching depth) that were discussed at the 2013 ESPN Fantasy baseball rankings summit.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  4. Pedro Alvarez makes great strides

    Eric Karabell

    There's little debate about the best player on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Center fielder Andrew McCutchen is having an MVP-type season, and it was good to see him recognized for his success at the All-Star Game. There's certainly been some foc...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  5. Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez looking more like a fantasy sta...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Pedro Alvarez's recent rise and his potential fantasy value.

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  6. Podcast: Power rankings debate

    Eric Karabell

    Monday's Baseball Today podcast was taped with the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays playing a morning game in the background, but the big story in Beantown wasn't the game, as Mark Simon and I discussed. 1. What was Bobby Valentine thinking calli...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  7. Podcast: Struggling Sox, struggling aces

    Eric Karabell

    Will the Boston Red Sox win another game this season? This was one of the debates on Thursday's Baseball Today podcast as I was joined by SweetSpot blogger/editor David Schoenfield. We also heard from producer Jay Soderberg and the awesome bias cat! ...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  8. Podcast: Hall debates, Quentin, Giants

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to a new year for the Baseball Today podcast! Mark Simon and I resumed podcast operations on Tuesday and had a blast talking recent news, Hall of Fame and reminiscing with a special guest! 1. Gar Ryness, also known fondly as the batting st...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  9. Podcast: Stats! Debates! Emails!

    Eric Karabell

    A fine week of Baseball Today podcasts was closed with Friday's show as Mark Simon and I waxed poetic about myriad pertinent topics, including: 1. What did we learn about the recent Yankees-Red Sox series, other than you shouldn't make dinner pla...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  10. Is Jacoby Ellsbury a top-10 fantasy option?

    Eric Karabell

    Trusted colleague Tristan H. Cockcroft and I had an interesting debate on Friday's Fantasy Focus 06010 podcast, as an emailer wanted to know whether Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury had impressed us enough to warrant top-10 overall stat...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  11. Jacoby Ellsbury soars to No. 3 on the ESPN Player Rater

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his rest-of-2011 expectations -- and 2012 rank -- for Jacoby Ellsbury, and posts his preliminary top 10 for 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2011
  12. Stephen Strasburg still has future value

    Eric Karabell

    Well, so much for the debate about whether Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will be a top-10 fantasy starting pitcher next season. Instead of being a steady lynchpin in the Nats' rotation, Strasburg is likely headed for Tommy ...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  13. Stephen Strasburg won't help fantasy owners in 2011 but still has...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell addresses the unfortunate news that Stephen Strasburg is likely headed for Tommy John surgery from a fantasy perspective.

    Blog | Conversation | August 27, 2010
  14. Furcal can be top-five shortstop again

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell says that no matter whether it was with the Dodgers or the Braves, Rafael Furcal has the potential to be a top-five fantasy shortstop if he stays healthy.

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2008
  15. Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Karabell Reacts

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell defends his position on the latest fantasy baseball rankings.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2007