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  1. Game of DH musical chairs has begun

    Buster Olney

    If you want to take a sample of how saturated the market is with designated hitters, consider a slice of Adam Lind's recent experience for examination. Last season, the left-handed-hitting Lind was limited to 96 games because of injury, but in tha...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  2. Possible pennant race X factors

    Jim Bowden

    It's coming down to the wire, and every game counts in the pennant race. With several teams still clinging to postseason hopes, even the slightest developments -- an injury, a surprise performance, an emerging rookie -- can make the difference. These...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  3. Fantasy impact of Carlos Gomez injury

    Eric Karabell

    The Milwaukee Brewers and fantasy owners received tough news on the left wrist injury suffered by awesome outfielder Carlos Gomez, one that could keep him out of action the next two weeks, if not more. Fantasy owners wisely love Gomez, who entered Tu...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Add Yadier Molina now

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals had to be hoping that when superb catcher Yadier Molina was lost for a few months with a thumb injury, they could merely remain within striking distance of the NL Central lead. Mission accomplished there. The Cardinals are NL ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  5. Fantasy value of Pirates lineup

    Eric Karabell

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter Tuesday having lost six games in a row, but don't worry, center fielder Andrew McCutchen is scheduled to return to save the day! The defending NL MVP has apparently recovered from his rib injury and Tuesday is the first d...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  6. Results differ as Hamilton, Trout return

    Eric Karabell

    A pair of Los Angeles Angels outfielders returned from injury to the lineup Tuesday in Houston, but only one of them lasted the entire game, and it's not the one who was selected first -- or second, in theory, I suppose -- in nearly every fantasy dra...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  7. Versatile Ben Zobrist could be DL-bound

    Eric Karabell

    I've long been a fan and defender of Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitter Ben Zobrist, enjoying his versatility and 20-homer, 20-steal potential. However, being objective, I was also planning to write a blog entry wondering whether he's become a bit overrate...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  8. Aftermath of the Fernandez injury

    Eric Karabell

    Let's start with the good news, shall we? There's an opening in the Miami Marlins rotation, however unfortunate, and someone needs to fill it. As of now it could be one of myriad options, the most intriguing being 22-year-old lefty Andrew Heaney down...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  9. Wieters' elbow injury a major concern

    Eric Karabell

    The No. 2 catcher on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater started at designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, hitting a pair of singles in five at-bats and raising his batting average to an impressive .341. Then again, nobody knows when Matt ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  10. Atlanta Braves' postseason chances most affected by injuries duri...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski ranks teams that have been hit the hardest by spring injuries, based on their impact on the pennant races. He says that the Braves have been bitten worst by the injury bug.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  11. Gattis surgery cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    While most of the spotlight is currently focused squarely on the Atlanta Braves pitching staff -- the question marks surrounding the injuries to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy and the free agent signing of Ervin Santana -- perhaps we should be taking...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  12. Early picks for every division

    Buster Olney

    There are still some front-line free agents who will sign before the start of the regular season, and the inevitable spring training injuries to come, so it's too early to lock in predictions for 2014. But right now, this is what I'm looking at: ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Bits: Ellsbury sidelined with foot injury

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners certainly can't complain about Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury's production this season. Ellsbury leads the big leagues in stolen bases with 52, and he's sprinkled in a .299 batting average, eight home runs and 89 runs scored...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  15. Should the Atlanta Braves be worried? - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    The Braves' poor play of late won't affect their playoff odds but could be an issue come October.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  16. Bits: D-backs' Davidson worth a look

    Eric Karabell

    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross likely suffered a season-ending injury Sunday when he dislocated his right hip running to first base. Ross was actually one of the most added hitters in ESPN standard leagues, but it's quite possible that Ros...

    Blog | August 12, 2013