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  1. Fantasy fallout of Lester-Cespedes deal

    Eric Karabell

    Thursday's trade deadline got started with the proverbial bang when the Oakland Athletics acquired lefty Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox, but parted with slugger Yoenis Cespedes. What? Say that again? It's true, and quite shocking. From a fantasy ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. What to expect from Grant Green

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Sunday, the Oakland Athletics hadn't received any home runs from their second base position, fueling speculation that a trade for someone like Philadelphia Phillies option Chase Utley was a possibility. While Eric Sogard finally hit one out ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  3. Projecting SP wins: My updated top 10

    Eric Karabell

    Unlike home runs and stolen bases and most offensive statistics, for that matter, pitcher wins are not a good gauge of a player's true ability. They just aren't. We could compare myriad sets of pitchers in this space with similar statistics in ERA, W...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  4. What to expect from 2012 disappointments

    Eric Karabell

    Every fantasy baseball owner who fails to win his or her league can point to a player or two they feel doomed their chances. We've all done it. What's interesting is the disparity of those players. To some owners, choosing Matt Kemp third o...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  5. Ricky Romero, Justin Upton among the top 2012 fantasy baseball di...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the players who disappointed fantasy owners the most in 2012, including Ricky Romero and Justin Upton, and then lays out his 2013 expectation for each of them.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  6. Bits: Jon Lester's struggles continue

    Eric Karabell

    Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester was hammered mercilessly for 11 earned runs by the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, allowing nine hits and five walks in four innings. His season ERA rose to 5.46, and in his past three painful outings, he's thrown...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  7. Jon Lester of Boston Red Sox enduring rough stretch, should be be...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Sunday, including another disastrous outing by Jon Lester.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  8. Second-half value of stars currently on DL

    Eric Karabell

    Sometimes in baseball it's all about the asterisk, and I don't mean in regards to Roger Maris and Barry Bonds. As baseball begins its second half, I see many players with that annoying little symbol next to their names in fantasy leagues, w...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  9. Jose Reyes, Shane Victorino among stars on disabled list who stil...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell forecasts the fantasy performance of a number of top players who are on the disabled list as the All-Star break ends.

    Blog | Conversation | July 14, 2011
  10. Scott Baker, Jon Lester leave with injuries

    Eric Karabell

    • Minnesota Twins right-hander Scott Baker left Tuesday's home outing against the Tampa Bay Rays after five innings with a mild right-elbow strain. Baker allowed one unearned run and lowered his ERA to 3.01. Owned in 90.6 percent of sta...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  11. Scott Baker of Minnesota Twins, Jon Lester of Boston Red Sox in d...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews the top fantasy news from Tuesday, including Scott Baker and Jon Lester leaving early due to injuries.

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  12. Is Roy Oswalt's declined K rate a concern?

    Eric Karabell

    Most fantasy owners have a pretty good idea which starting pitchers are strikeout options, and which are not. Tim Lincecum and Jon Lester miss a lot of bats, while Bronson Arroyo and Joel Pineiro do not. However, some starting pitchers might be livin...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  13. Roy Oswalt, Ted Lilly having success despite declining strikeout ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines six fantasy starting-pitcher options, including Roy Oswalt and John Danks, who have declined strikeout rates this season.

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2011
  14. Boston Red Sox's Josh Beckett, on the DL with a back injury, is a...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the Boston Red Sox rotation, including Josh Beckett, and decides rather definitively who he wants and who he doesn't.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  15. Box Score Bits: Lester, Fowler hot again

    Eric Karabell

    • Milwaukee Brewers closer -- for now -- Trevor Hoffman blew his fourth save of the season Wednesday, and second consecutive against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He's allowed six home runs and 13 runs in nine innings after allowing two home run...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  16. Jon Lester, Dexter Fowler back to helping fantasy owners

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the results of Wednesday's baseball games.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2010