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  1. AL West: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    As the fantasy baseball offseason continues, it's time to recap/preview the American League West. Click here for the AL East and AL Central. Enjoy! Houston Astros Fantasy MVP: The best player in all the fantasy world was an Astro. No, really. Mike...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  2. Least Valuable Player awards for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers, playing better of late but still the worst team in the American League, started seven rookies in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros. The Rangers have used a record number of players to get through the season, and while...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  3. Astros' Chris Carter keeps on slugging

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps Houston Astros outfielder Chris Carter will never win a batting title -- hey, crazy things do happen in this sport -- but let's give this low-average hitter plenty of credit for the fine season he's having. Carter smacked two more home runs T...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. Call-up Springer already top-20 outfielder

    Eric Karabell

    There's big news in the fantasy baseball world today, as the Houston Astros made the surprising but welcoming decision to promote intriguing outfield prospect George Springer to the major leagues for Wednesday's game. Springer was ESPN Fantasy's No....

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  5. Astros trades create opportunities

    Eric Karabell

    The Houston Astros dealt several players prior to Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadline, neither of them attractive for fantasy owners, but as in most cases with bad teams it's about opportunity created for others waiting to play, or opportunity lost...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. Keep eye on Astros' Jonathan Villar

    Eric Karabell

    There's little question the Houston Astros are building something special and eventually their middle infield of Carlos Correa and Delino DeShields Jr. could be the envy of most organizations, but the current options look pretty good, too. Second bas...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Vernon Wells tearing it up, but will it last?

    Eric Karabell

    Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees got clubbed at home by the Houston Astros 9-1 Monday night, a reminder for many that spot-starting in fantasy even against the league's worst offenses can occasionally backfire (ask Brandon Maurer about fac...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  9. New York Yankees' Vernon Wells among top 50 overall on ESPN Playe...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his thoughts, from a fantasy perspective, on hot-hitting Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  10. Fernandez, Bradley have potential, but ...

    Eric Karabell

    Well before the Sunday night surprise of the Houston Astros knocking off the mighty Texas Rangers to open the 2013 season, a few big league teams surprised many by promoting top prospects to the majors. A few weeks ago, it would have seemed awfully u...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  11. Astros not devoid of fantasy talent after all

    Eric Karabell

    The Houston Astros own baseball's best record -- OK, so it's a bit misleading! -- after Sunday's 8-2 opening night win over their in-state rival, the Texas Rangers, and while it's hardly a harbinger to make World Series plans, it&...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  12. Jackie Bradley Jr., Jose Fernandez bring intriguing upside to fan...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell breaks down the 2013 fantasy value of talented rookies Jose Fernandez and Jackie Bradley Jr. following the news that the youngsters will begin the season in the majors.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  13. Houston Astros' Justin Maxwell shows fantasy upside in Opening Da...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at key Houston Astros fantasy options, such as Justin Maxwell, Bud Norris and Erik Bedard, following their Opening Day win over the Rangers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  14. Astros-Blue Jays pull off 10-player deal

    Eric Karabell

    At first glance, fantasy owners probably aren't too interested in the 10-player trade announced Friday between the Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros. After all, of those 10 players, seven received by the worst team in baseball (the Astros), o...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  15. Astros acquisition Francisco Cordero could find his way to saves ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines from a fantasy perspective the 10-player trade the Astros and Blue Jays pulled off Friday.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  16. Bits: Edinson Volquez dominates Astros

    Eric Karabell

    San Diego Padres right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed a one-hit shutout against the woeful Houston Astros Thursday. Volquez walked three and struck out five, lowering his ERA to 3.34. He's owned in 37 percent of ESPN leagues, and while it's ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012