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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Five things to watch this weekend

    Eric Karabell

    The Washington Nationals, fresh off a 98-win season and expecting a similar result in 2013, enter their weekend series with fewer wins than their surprising opponents, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Which team is better? That's an easy one. It's the team wi...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Weekend preview: What to watch

    Eric Karabell

    This is a weekend in which quite a few contending teams can do damage against weaker opponents. No, we're not picking on the lowly Houston Astros again, as they face the disappointing Milwaukee Brewers, but most of the good teams, especially in the N...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  15. Podcast: Machado, angry players, Posey

    Eric Karabell

    A 20-year-old infielder getting a surprise promotion was foremost on our minds as SweetSpot blogger Dave Schoenfield and I gathered to record Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. 1. Manny Machado is a big leaguer! Good for the Baltimore Orioles, we ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  16. Podcast: Hanley! Hamels! A-Rod!

    Eric Karabell

    Well, a few things happened on Tuesday night in the great game of baseball worth discussing, dontcha think? Keith Law and I tried to recap it all for Wednesday's Baseball Today podcast! 1. Cole Hamels became a really, really rich man by opting to ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012