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  1. Beimel no longer in Mariners' plans?

    Joe Kaiser

    Veteral lefty reliever Joe Beimel resurrected his career in Seattle last season (2.20 ERA, 1.18 WHIP), but it doesn't seem likely that the free agent southpaw will be back on the Mariners in 2015. According to this tweet by Shannon Drayer of 710 E...

    Blog | February 14, 2015
  2. Five closer situations worth watching

    Eric Karabell

    Nothing against the awesome top tier of closers -- Atlanta Braves right-hander Craig Kimbrel, Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman, Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen and Kansas City Royals right-hander Greg Holland -- but I'm far more i...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Could the Tribe deal Murphy?

    Doug Mittler

    The Cleveland Indians have a surplus of lefty-hitting outfielders, and that could make David Murphy expendable, writes Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer. The Indians added Brandon Moss this offseason, joining a group of southpaw swingers that incl...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  4. Righty-lefty balance more crucial than ever

    Craig Custance

    While describing the advantages of a righty-lefty balance on defense, apparently it's nearly impossible to do so without demonstrating with an imaginary stick. Asked to describe the benefit of having a right-handed shot defenseman paired up with a le...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  5. Liriano, Pirates take the safe route

    Keith Law

    The Pittsburgh Pirates' re-signing of Francisco Liriano looks like a preemptive strike to lock him up before Jon Lester signs some kind of seven-year, $172 million deal that sends the losers in that market scurrying for the next-best available lefty....

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  6. Astros interested in Anderson?

    AJ Mass

    Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Houston Astros, who are believed to be seeking some help in their rotation this winter, "have checked in on starting pitcher Brett Anderson, a lefty who lives in Houston and can be dominant when...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  7. AL Central: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    As the fantasy baseball offseason continues, it's time to recap/preview the American League Central. Click here for the AL East. Enjoy! Chicago White Sox Fantasy MVP: While lefty Chris Sale was really, really good, finishing No. 6 among all pitcher...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  8. The Pittsburgh Pirates' struggles versus lefties among notable tr...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the key stats, trends and matchups for the upcoming wild-card games, plus lays out the ZiPS projection odds for who will win.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  9. Options for Sean Doolittle owners

    Eric Karabell

    A near-top 10 closer for the season on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater hit the disabled list Sunday with an intercostal strain in his side, opening up an opportunity for saves in the Oakland Athletics bullpen. Yes, lefty Sean Doolittle has done quite a...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  10. Oswaldo Arcia is worth a look

    Eric Karabell

    We spent the first two days of this week in this space discussing struggling lefty power hitters in Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton and Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez. Let's talk about someone playing well for a change. Minnes...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  11. Scouting a pair of all-star games

    Keith Law

    Here are some notes on a number of players I saw over the weekend. Lefty Kolby Allard of San Clemente (California) High School was the breakout star of this year's Perfect Game All-American Classic, played once again at Petco Park in San Diego. T...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  12. Mulder still trying to pitch in 2015?

    Joe Kaiser

    Mark Mulder's comeback attempt with the Los Angeles Angels was derailed prior to Spring Training when he tore his Achilles tendon in February, but the veteran lefty isn't ready to call it quits just yet. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange Co...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  13. Red Sox ace Andrew Miller trade

    Keith Law

    It's a small deal relative to the others we saw on Thursday, but the Red Sox acquiring lefty Eduardo Rodriguez from the Orioles for two months of left-handed reliever Andrew Miller was the best value move of the day -- a great return for Boston, and ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  14. Fantasy impact of David Price deal

    Eric Karabell

    The Tampa Bay Rays are apparently not going to try to make the postseason in 2014, as Thursday's trade deadline saw them move lefty David Price. Price was part of a three-team deal that landed him with the Detroit Tigers, and that really shouldn't al...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Examining Ike Davis trade, prospect notes

    Keith Law

    On Sunday, the Mets and Pirates put a face on the "player-to-be-named" component of the trade from earlier this season that sent Ike Davis to Pittsburgh, with New York acquiring lefty Blake Taylor, the Pirates' second-round pick from last year's Rule...

    Blog | June 17, 2014