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  1. Bits: Ruf gets chance; Hefner pitching well

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard smacked a long home run off Atlanta Braves lefty Paul Maholm on Friday night, and it understandably sent some fantasy owners into a tizzy on Twitter. After all, Howard used to be one of baseball's preem...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  2. Does Manny Ramirez still have relevance?

    Eric Karabell

    On July 22, a few days after play resumes following the All-Star break, the Texas Rangers are scheduled to host the New York Yankees on ESPN. On Wednesday, I discussed Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez being on the mend from hip surgery, and how h...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  3. AL West midpoint report

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the 2013 baseball season, and we've seen some good, some bad and some Josh Hamilton. This week in the KaraBlog, we'll take a look at each team at the midpoint of the season and discuss what has happened and what should ha...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  4. Bits: Roy Oswalt set for 2013 debut

    Eric Karabell

    The distinguished career of right-hander Roy Oswalt takes another turn Thursday, as he's scheduled to make his debut for the Colorado Rockies, facing right-hander Jordan Zimmermann and the uninspiring Washington Nationals lineup on the road. To fanta...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. Bits: Nelson Cruz quietly producing

    Eric Karabell

    Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz fell to the 13th round, on average, in ESPN live drafts prior to this season, which seemed a bit strange, but it made him a nice bargain. Sure, there's outfield depth this season and Cruz has had trouble staying o...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  6. Bits: Cameron Maybin returns with flourish

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome back, Cameron Maybin! Perhaps many of you weren't aware that the San Diego Padres outfielder hadn't played since mid-April with a wrist injury because he had been hitting only .091 after 10 games, but it's true. He returned to the Padres line...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  7. Billy Butler frustrating fantasy owners

    Eric Karabell

    Kansas City Royals first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler remains 100 percent owned in ESPN standard leagues, but, judging by my Twitter feed, patience is apparently running thin. Butler might have quieted the critics with Wednesday's three-hit...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  8. Manny Machado deserves high ranking

    Eric Karabell

    While it seems as if everyone acknowledges Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper as the best young players in baseball, it sure looks as though the Baltimore Orioles have themselves a special young ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  9. Bits: Thoughts on LaRoche, Lincecum ...

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche is a steal of a 15th-round choice in ESPN average live drafts, but he started the season hitless in 13 at-bats, then missed a few games because of back stiffness, and that apparently was enough for a ha...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  10. Washington Nationals' Adam LaRoche returns to raking; Tim Lincecu...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy-relevant notes from Tuesday's games, including a reminder of how good Adam LaRoche can be.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  11. Friday's five things you need to know

    Eric Karabell

    Spring Training is awesome! The weather in Arizona and Florida (usually) rocks, the next generation of stars are on display, we get to see baseball being played after snowy months without it and ... what am I saying? By the end of March I can't wait ...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  12. Sleepers: CFs Bourjos, Martin intriguing

    Eric Karabell

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The pool of potential high-end stolen base options slants a bit to the American League this season, with Mike Trout and Michael Bourn leading the way, but fantasy owners are always looking for sleeper steals options late in drafts....

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  13. Center fielders Peter Bourjos, Leonys Martin have the skills to h...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell closes out his Sleeper Tour with a look at two talented young center fielders, Peter Bourjos and Leonys Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  14. Big Papi tops oldie-but-goodie hitters list

    Eric Karabell

    One of the myriad players whose inclusion in my top 100 overall rankings this week generated buzz was Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. I used to argue that "clogging" a DH/utility spot in the first half of a normal fantasy draft was poor...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  15. David Ortiz, Carlos Beltran highlight annual oldie-but-goodie hit...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out the hitters on the wrong side of 35 years old whom he still believes in, such as David Ortiz, Paul Konerko and Carlos Beltran.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  16. Spring storylines to track

    Eric Karabell

    Wise fantasy baseball owners know that spring training statistics usually don't tell us a whole lot, as those surprising Jake Fox performances usually don't lead to much regular-season success. But there's still plenty to watch. It&#03...

    Blog | February 11, 2013