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  1. In appreciation of Joe Blanton

    David Schoenfield

    You may have missed it. I did, until Eric Karabell told me over a fine lunch at the ESPN cafeteria: Joe Blanton is going to retire, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Look, I get it: Blanton became a bit of a punch line in rece...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Bits: Impact of Manny Machado injury

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners have become used to seeing Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado play pretty much every inning of every game since his promotion to the major leagues last season, which is part of the reason he'll be so missed. Machado gruesome...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. Bits: Grant Balfour ineffective of late

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics right-hander Grant Balfour saw his first action of the week in Thursday's 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. It wasn't a save opportunity, but Balfour hadn't pitched since Friday, when he needed 35 pitches to close out the Houston As...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  4. Bits: Brewers sleepers emerging; Tulo sits

    Eric Karabell

    The Milwaukee Brewers certainly aren't playoff-bound, but it hasn't stopped several of their more unheralded players from becoming interesting in fantasy baseball. Right-hander Marco Estrada dominated the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, allowing one hit o...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  5. Bits: Carlos Gomez suffers knee injury

    Eric Karabell

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez has been a ton of fun to own in fantasy this season, as he enters the weekend the No. 10 hitter on the ESPN Player Rater, quite a feat for a 12th-round choice on average in ESPN live drafts. Gomez is also lea...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  6. Talkin' keepers: Pitchers to stash for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    Before we discuss the hidden keeper value in readily available pitchers, it's worth noting that, in general, those players who make their baseball living hitting baseballs tend to be far more safer and reliable than those who do so throwing them. Tha...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  7. Darvish joins long list of aces on DL

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers don't seem particularly worried about right-hander Yu Darvish, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain in his trapezius muscle in his upper back, so really, fantasy owners shouldn't overreact to the news. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  8. NL East midpoint report

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the 2013 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 happen. Wit...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  9. Bits: Who replaces David Price?

    Eric Karabell

    Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price left his Wednesday outing prematurely with a triceps injury. Of course it stinks, and of course we're all concerned about how much time he's going to miss, but then again, now a little adventure can commence, to...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  10. Roy Halladay's ownership set to plummet

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay began Sunday owned in 100 percent of ESPN standard leagues, but that number is going to drop precipitously in the coming days. Halladay owners trusted him Sunday against the awful Miami Marlins, despite...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  11. What to do with slumping Jays options?

    Eric Karabell

    There is certainly no shortage of disappointing Toronto Blue Jays players, as the team enters the first full week of May in last place in the American League East and with a mere 11 victories in 32 games. The lone team with a worse run differential i...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  12. Roy Halladay of Philadelphia Phillies admits to shoulder issues, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Roy Halladay's value now that he's admitted to shoulder woes, and ranks the top players currently on the disabled list.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  13. Melky Cabrera, R.A. Dickey playing well short of fantasy expectat...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Saturday's and Sunday's games, from a fantasy perspective, and offers his take on struggling Toronto Blue Jays options such as Melky Cabrera, R.A. Dickey and Emilio Bonifacio.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  14. Bits: Is Clay Buchholz's breakout for real?

    Eric Karabell

    Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz, owner of a no-hitter from his second big league start way back in 2007, nearly matched the feat Sunday when he held the beleaguered Tampa Bay Rays -- yes, them again -- hitless for seven innings. Buchholz is...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  15. Boston Red Sox's Clay Buchholz has been lights-out; Tony Cingrani...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy highlights from the weekend games, which included another Clay Buchholz pitching gem and another key pitcher injury (Johnny Cueto).

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  16. Friday's five things you need to know

    Eric Karabell

    Struggling starting pitchers will certainly be on display this weekend as teams -- both real and fantasy -- wonder if their aces will deliver. Of course, it's not even Tax Day yet, so in general it's wise to be patient. By the way, don't forget to pa...

    Blog | April 12, 2013