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  1. The 30 Linchpin Players of 2014

    Buster Olney

    The Cardinals would love for a strong season from Matt Adams, but you know what? If he requires more time to settle in as a regular, they've got enough other parts to win without a big contribution from the first baseman. The same could be said for R...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  2. Bullpens: Recycled closers on the radar

    Eric Karabell

    Major league managers sure seem to love their closers being old and experienced as opposed to being young and, well, good. The past few weeks is a clear reminder of this, with recycled closers again being all the rage. A few weeks ago, the Detroit T...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  3. Sadly, Jose Valverde, Francisco Rodriguez, Kevin Gregg back on th...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell attempts to sort out the messy closer situations in Detroit, Milwaukee and the north side of Chicago and passes along other fantasy-relevant bullpen notes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  4. Double-digit HR/steals guys dwindle

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners love the hitters that not only hit for power but also steal bases, because it essentially takes care of multiple needs in one shot. Of course, we still must own the likes of Adam Dunn and Dee Gordon, even if they do not contribute acro...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  5. Carlos Gonzalez, Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen among rare breed of...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the players currently in double digits in homers and steals, and what their fantasy values are the rest of the season.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  6. Jemile Weeks, Coco Crisp fantasy sleepers on unheralded Oakland A...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the Oakland A's and identifies five fantasy sleepers he'd love to own, including Jemile Weeks.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  7. MLB - Seattle Mariners shouldn't assume they can't compete

    Dave Cameron

    MLB general managers love to preach a slow rebuilding process, but as Dave Cameron points out, a quick leap to prominence is more common than most realize.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  8. MLB - The no-trade clause is a baseball player's ultimate leverag...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    In ESPN The Magazine's Revenge of the Jocks Issue, Jorge Arangure Jr. writes that baseball players love the no-trade clause, which has become their ultimate leverage at the trade deadline.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  9. Ranking contenders' remaining schedules

    Buster Olney

    You'd love to have a lot of games against the Dodgers in the second half except on the days that Clayton Kershaw is pitching. The Mariners have a young and thin lineup, so you might be glad to see Seattle on your schedule -- but not if you happe...

    Blog | July 10, 2011
  10. MLB: Ranking the second-half schedules of MLB contenders

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the second-half schedules of all remaining MLB contenders. While the Phillies and Rays have difficult paths, the Yankees and Giants have easier roads.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2011
  11. Start or sit: Will Justin Smoak step up?

    Eric Karabell

    Generally on Fridays -- seriously, who doesn't love Fridays? -- I discuss some of the spot-starter options for the coming weekend, the starting pitchers I like and the ones who scare me. Well, this week let's take a look at the hitters. Whi...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  12. Casey McGehee, Justin Smoak testing fantasy owners' patience

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scans this weekend's matchups and looks for usual fantasy starters who could struggle and sleepers who could fare better than expected.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  13. Kevin Goldstein: Panned picks who prospered

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein writes that properly judging a draft pick can often take years, so here are 10 recent examples of when the industry rushed to judgment far too soon on a first-round pick.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  14. Start 'em/Sit 'em: Can we trust Bartolo?

    Eric Karabell

    It's that time of the week -- ah, who doesn't love Fridays? -- when we take a deeper look at the readily available starting pitchers that would make for fine spot starters. But today there's a twist, as we point out available pitchers ...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  15. Randy Wolf, Juan Nicasio serve as good fantasy spot-start options...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scans this weekend's pitching matchups and offers a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on several probable pitchers.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  16. MLB: Several people who worked or played with Trevor Hoffman chim...

    Buster Olney

    A likely first-ballot Hall of Famer, Trevor Hoffman is hanging up his spikes. But Buster has gone ahead and picked up some anecdotes that could be used when the great reliever is set to join Cooperstown.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011