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  1. A closer look at Odrisamer Despaigne

    Eric Karabell

    His name is Odrisamer Despaigne, and you're forgiven if you don't know much about the Cuban right-hander that toils for the San Diego Padres. The franchise that has never had a no-hitter in its history (7,264 regular season games) came close Sunday a...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. Why Shin-Soo Choo should rebound

    Eric Karabell

    There really doesn't appear to be anything wrong with Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo that patience, health and luck won't fix, so for all his fantasy owners wondering why he's apparently stopped hitting, running and to an odd extent walking, ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. Sell high on Tim Lincecum, if you can

    Eric Karabell

    Let's get two things out of the way right away, and I assure you I have no reason to be biased either for or against San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum or the woeful team he no-hit Wednesday, the San Diego Padres: • Sell high on ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. Is Adam Jones poised for a big May?

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones entered Wednesday's game hitting .252 with one home run in five weeks, this after consecutive 30-plus homer campaigns plus enough stolen bases to matter earned him second-round status in ESPN leagues. Naturally...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  5. 2014 Do Not Draft list

    Eric Karabell

    The presumed definition of a Do Not Draft list means, well, do not draft these players, but let's get this out of the way up front: I don't really mean that. What I mean is that when one secures players through a draft or an auction, the main goal sh...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  6. Matt Harvey out: Implications, fill-ins

    Eric Karabell

    For weeks and perhaps months, the biggest concern in the fantasy baseball world concerning awesome New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has been about when the team would officially shut down his season, citing an innings limit. Hey, we went throug...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. Bits: Samardzija bests Zimmermann

    Eric Karabell

    It's not terribly uncommon for a pitcher to be among the top 10 in strikeouts and walks in the same season. Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish achieved this distinction last season, Washington Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez was close, and San Franci...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  8. Future in doubt for Jason Grilli

    Eric Karabell

    Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jason Grilli entered Monday as the No. 2 closer on the ESPN Player Rater, but when the day ended he had left his save opportunity with a few more runs allowed and a sore forearm, with his future in doubt and with plent...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  9. Bits: Making sense of the Braves' offense

    Eric Karabell

    The Atlanta Braves head into the All-Star break with easily the largest division lead of any team in the game, up six games on the erratic Washington Nationals, but with serious issues offensively. Sunday's outfield starters were Jose Constanza, Reed...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  10. Pitchers overowned due to name value

    Eric Karabell

    Name value can be a dangerous thing in fantasy baseball; it often drives owners to trust a player longer than they should. Washington Nationals right-hander Dan Haren, for example, used to be a top-10 fantasy pitcher, an excellent innings-eater who d...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  11. A-Rod back in action; Bailey unhittable

    Eric Karabell

    Baseball's active home run leader participated in his first game of the season Tuesday night for the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs, and while Alex Rodriguez still has a way to go before he's actually manning third base for the New York Yankees, hey, it...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  12. Five things to watch this weekend

    Eric Karabell

    Four of the AL East teams will be facing off head-to-head this mid-May weekend, with the Tampa Bay Rays traveling to Baltimore and the mighty Vernon Wells-led New York Yankees hosting the last-place-but-hot Toronto Blue Jays. The other team is the Bo...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  13. Riskiest early-round draft picks

    Eric Karabell

    There are several risky picks in the early rounds of 2013 fantasy baseball drafts, but when it comes to Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, the true ri...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  14. Jacoby Ellsbury, Aroldis Chapman among the riskiest early-round f...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at top 100 players he feels could disappoint fantasy owners, including Jacoby Ellsbury and Aroldis Chapman.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Status of Roy Halladay, Jose Bautista among top storylines to tra...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out the aspects of spring training he'll be watching closely, on a team-by-team basis, such as the health of Roy Halladay and Jose Bautista and the emergence of youngsters Shelby Miller and Adam Eaton.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2013