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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Adrian Beltre the latest star to hit shelf

    Eric Karabell

    A second member of the top 10 in ESPN average live drafts has hit the disabled list, as Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw has company in Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. However, while Beltre was placed on the DL Sunday, i...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Yordano Ventura electric in season debut

    Eric Karabell

    In a fantasy baseball world that unfortunately gets cluttered with so many injuries -- and there were more significant ones Tuesday -- it's always nice to see a young pitcher with nasty stuff make us smile. It reminds us why baseball is so awesome an...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  6. Middlebrooks, Teixeira land on DL

    Eric Karabell

    Heading into the weekend both Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks and New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira were owned in 100 percent of ESPN standard leagues, each having been selected in the range of the 17th round in ESPN live dr...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  7. Jose Reyes already on disabled list

    Eric Karabell

    Say this for Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes: He certainly didn't waste any time getting injured this season. The speedy but brittle fourth-round selection in ESPN live drafts left Monday's game with what was called hamstring tightness after o...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Rockies lose Tulo, Beachy set to return

    Eric Karabell

    The seemingly brittle NL West teams just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to key injuries. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't had their optimal lineup all year, and two outfielders are still out. The San Diego Padres got center fielder Cameron ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  10. Bits: Giants' injuries, new Dodgers closer

    Eric Karabell

    Tuesday was not a good day for the San Francisco Giants. Before having to face hard-throwing Pittsburgh Pirates rookie phenom Gerrit Cole in his debut, the Giants placed third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list because of a strained left foo...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  11. Realistic expectations for Matt Kemp

    Eric Karabell

    Rumors that Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly could be out of work soon make little sense, since he's not the one who built his flawed yet expensive team, rife with injuries, poor play and a lack of depth. On Monday night in Milwaukee, the Do...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  12. Roy Halladay of Philadelphia Phillies admits to shoulder issues, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Roy Halladay's value now that he's admitted to shoulder woes, and ranks the top players currently on the disabled list.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  13. Bits: No worries about Hanley Ramirez

    Eric Karabell

    While one of the best shortstops in baseball was still out of the lineup nursing a shoulder injury Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, another top shortstop made his first start of the season. Ultimately, it was no big deal that Colorado Rockies slugger...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  14. Hanley Ramirez immediately able to help mixed league fantasy owne...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-relevant news and notes from Tuesday, which included a fine lineup return from Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez and another solid outing from Marlins starter Kevin Slowey.

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  15. How to replace Jose Reyes

    Eric Karabell

    Those who have selected Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes in the past did so knowing that while injury is a risk with all players, with him it's just a bit more of a consideration. Reyes, still one of the league's preeminent base steal...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  16. How to replace Jose Reyes

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks into the fantasy impact of Jose Reyes' injury and provides options for replacing him. He sees potential in San Diego infielder Jedd Gyorko.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2013