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  1. 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
  2. What to do if you own Garrett Richards

    Eric Karabell

    A wonderful Wednesday night of baseball -- both at the big league level and for the teens and tweens in Williamsport, Pennsylvania -- was a bit overshadowed by the knee injury suffered by Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards at Fenway Par...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. How to deal with Bautista, Lawrie injuries

    Eric Karabell

    Injuries are often the great equalizer in the standings for real teams and the fantasy versions, and Sunday's unlucky squad was the Toronto Blue Jays. Several key offensive pieces of the AL East leaders missed the end of the 4-3 loss in Cincinnati an...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  4. Surprising end-of-season predictions

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to Friday the 13th, the only one of this entire calendar year, and one can be sure if there's an impactful baseball injury on this day many a fantasy owner will blame it on bad luck because of the number 13. Without getting into how ridiculou...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  5. Pleasant surprises among top relievers

    Eric Karabell

    Let's talk closers! With roughly a third of the MLB season complete and much upheaval in terms of injuries and torn UCLs and hitters performing below expectations, it's actually been a relatively quiet season so far for closers. After all, of the top...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Chris Davis, Bryce Harper latest to hit DL

    Eric Karabell

    The final weekend of April ended similar to the ones before it, with fantasy owners scrambling to fill roster slots as key contributors continued to fall from lineups. This past weekend the Beltway-area teams were featured, as key sluggers in the mid...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  10. Should you wait on Mark Trumbo?

    Eric Karabell

    The struggling Arizona Diamondbacks made a stunning ninth-inning rally to win at Wrigley Field Wednesday, but the day was marred by the news slugging outfielder Mark Trumbo will miss an extended period of time with a stress fracture in his left foot....

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  11. Is Josh Hamilton worth waiting for?

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners will be tempted to cut Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton now that he's on the shelf for at least six weeks, and perhaps more than two months, with a thumb injury, but I think that's a mistake. Sure, I can't possibly know how ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  12. Don't overreact to Matt Moore's injury

    Eric Karabell

    It's certainly possible that Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore is not hurt as badly as it originally looked when he left his Monday outing in the fifth inning, but generally when a pitcher leaves a start in the worrisome fashion he did, clutching...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  13. Fantasy impact of Chapman's injury

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Thursday, there was only one relief pitcher being selected ahead of Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman in ESPN standard drafts. Unfortunately, this will change now that Chapman is likely out until mid-May at least after a scary incident W...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Yadier Molina's injury, potential fill-ins

    Eric Karabell

    Things were looking so good for the St. Louis Cardinals last week, but now the losses are piling up. For one, the team has lost six consecutive games, including Tuesday's doubleheader sweep by the legitimate Pittsburgh Pirates. A bigger loss, however...

    Blog | July 31, 2013