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  1. Yordano Ventura electric in season debut

    Eric Karabell

    In a fantasy baseball world that unfortunately gets cluttered with so many injuries -- and there were more significant ones Tuesday -- it's always nice to see a young pitcher with nasty stuff make us smile. It reminds us why baseball is so awesome an...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. Charlie Blackmon's staying power

    Eric Karabell

    The fact that Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is not one of the 10 most added players in ESPN standard leagues tells me that his historic game Friday night, when he registered six hits in six trips to the plate with five RBIs and four ru...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Fantasy impact of Chapman's injury

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Thursday, there was only one relief pitcher being selected ahead of Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman in ESPN standard drafts. Unfortunately, this will change now that Chapman is likely out until mid-May at least after a scary incident W...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  4. Bullpen Report: Dissecting the Dodgers

    Eric Karabell

    There's an odd sentiment in the baseball world, both real-life and fantasy, that Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is nuts to have already proclaimed relatively ordinary right-hander Brandon League as his closer, while strikeout machine ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  5. Los Angeles Dodgers closer situation getting interesting; Rubby D...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at Dodgers relievers Brandon League and Kenley Jansen, from a fantasy perspective, and looks at a few other intriguing reliever options.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  6. Bits: Vicente Padilla notches first save

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Vicente Padilla notched his first save since 2000 with a scoreless 10th inning Wednesday. With incumbent closer Jonathan Broxton hurting, physically and statistically, Padilla retired the Florida Marlins in order on 1...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  7. Vicente Padilla of Los Angeles Dodgers earns first save since 200...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews Wednesday's notable fantasy performances, including Vicente Padilla's successful first save chance and another strong start by Kyle Lohse.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2011
  8. Andre Ethier's hot start a bit deceiving

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners have a tendency to assume that a player performing above and beyond his past history early in a season is an automatic sell-high option. But in the case of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier, who is in the midst of an April-re...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  9. Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier has nice hit streak going, but ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines Mr. April Hit Streak himself, Andre Ethier, from a fantasy perspective.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  10. Closer Report: The search for holds

    Eric Karabell

    I recently selected Chicago White Sox right-hander Jesse Crain in a deep dynasty league, not because I expect him to get saves, but because I need holds. Middle relief is pretty important in real baseball, but in standard fantasy baseball leagues, th...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  11. Daniel Bard, Rafael Soriano figure to be reliable options for hol...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the latest closer updates relevant to fantasy and looks for reliable options in the increasingly popular holds category.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  12. Still believing in Kemp, Berkman, Jeter

    Eric Karabell

    Anyone remember 2009? How about 2008? Yeah, I know it was a really long time ago, but it seems to me having a long memory can be invaluable when attempting to be a smart, well-informed fantasy player, or fantasy analyst. So it was that I found myself...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  13. Matt Kemp, Derek Jeter, Lance Berkman can still rebound in 2011 d...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses some of the players he argued for during the recent ESPN Fantasy rankings summit, including players who played well in 2009 but struggled in 2010.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  14. NL West: Buster Posey ready for next step

    Eric Karabell

    With the fantasy baseball season over, let's continue to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly for each major league team. We've covered the two National League divisions that failed to supply a World Series contestant already, leaving us ...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  15. Buster Posey, Clayton Kershaw ready to carry fantasy teams in 201...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at what happened, what will happen and who to watch from each National League West team, discussing such players as Buster Posey, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2010
  16. Octavio Dotel, Kerry Wood traded out of closer roles

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the bullpen implications of the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates trading away their closers.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2010