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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. Bits: Butler continues tear; Jeter returns

    Eric Karabell

    It's possible that no matter how Kansas City Royals designated hitter and occasional first baseman Billy Butler performs the rest of this somewhat disappointing season, most fantasy owners will be avoiding him in the first 10 rounds of 2014 drafts. A...

    Blog | August 27, 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. A healthy Hafner could hit 20 homers

    Eric Karabell

    New York Yankees designated hitter Travis Hafner certainly enjoyed his triumphant return to Cleveland Monday afternoon, as he mashed a three-run home run off the ghost of right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez in the first inning, then later singled, walked twi...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  6. Travis Hafner of New York Yankees has value as left-handed hitter...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the early-season success of Travis Hafner with his new team, and what to expect from the healthy veterans in the Yankees lineup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  7. Bits: Thome makes Orioles debut

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome was hitless in four at-bats in his Sunday debut with the team, doing so from the No. 5 lineup spot. Thome, acquired from the reeling Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, is expected to see regular at-b...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  8. Jim Thome makes Baltimore Orioles debut; Chicago Cubs' Travis Woo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses some fantasy baseball highlights from Sunday, including a good start from Travis Wood and Jim Thome's Orioles debut.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  9. Bits: Morales, Davis, Morneau all homer

    Eric Karabell

    • Los Angeles Angels first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales homered Monday, his first in the majors in 689 days. Morales famously injured his ankle celebrating at home plate after a walk-off grand slam in 2010. He's not all the...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  10. Kendrys Morales of Los Angeles Angels, Ike Davis of New York Mets...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Monday's action, including a trio of first basemen returning from injuries this season going deep.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  11. Box Score Bits: Hafner remains hot

    Eric Karabell

    • Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner didn't do much hitting the first two months of this season, but his home run against the New York Mets on Tuesday was his fourth in the past six days. We may never see Hafner hit at an...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  12. Cleveland Indians' Travis Hafner homers yet again, Justin Masters...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the events from Tuesday's games, including Travis Hafner's continued resurgence.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  13. Is Jim Thome fantasy-relevant again?

    Eric Karabell

    When the Minnesota Twins signed Jim Thome to a one-year deal in January, I was pretty convinced the long-time designated hitter was going to play quite a bit, likely costing Delmon Young at-bats. Nearly a month into the season, Young has certainly pl...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  14. Justin Morneau's ailing back should bring Jim Thome back to fanta...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell explains why Jim Thome might suddenly be fantasy-relevant again and also examines a few other DHs such as David Ortiz, Travis Hafner and Pat Burrell.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2010
  15. Why can't the DHs hit anymore?

    Eric Karabell

    When an American League pitcher switches over to the National League, the prevailing opinion is that his ERA will drop quite a bit because he gets to face pitchers rather than designated hitters. Hey, it makes sense to me, and the stats bear this out...

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2008