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  1. Weekend trades recap, Bits

    Eric Karabell

    Several veterans that used to be varying levels of proficient in fantasy baseball were traded this weekend (just before the deadline to make them eligible for their new teams in postseason play). Among them are Justin Morneau (Pittsburgh Pirates), Mi...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  2. Talkin' keepers: Pitchers to stash for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    Before we discuss the hidden keeper value in readily available pitchers, it's worth noting that, in general, those players who make their baseball living hitting baseballs tend to be far more safer and reliable than those who do so throwing them. Tha...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  3. Is Derek Jeter worth adding right away?

    Eric Karabell

    The New York Yankees will welcome back future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter to their lineup Thursday afternoon, and not a moment too soon. No offense to Jayson Nix and pals, but Yankees shortstops weren't helping the team much offensively, featuring a lo...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  4. Morneau shows pop; Straily fires gem

    Eric Karabell

    Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau smacked 19 home runs last season, which isn't really all that much for a former MVP or even a regular at his position, but it helped make him worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues. It also gave hope that ...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  5. Sleeper steals options: National League

    Eric Karabell

    New Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn is talented and valuable and probably helps old ladies cross the street, but to me he doesn't make for a great keeper or top-50 draft pick. My reasoning is simple: Early-round hitters must provide p...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  6. Adam Eaton, Andrelton Simmons among fantasy sleeper steals option...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scours the less-heralded fantasy options to find reserve-round picks who have upside in the stolen base category.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  7. Torii Hunter completes strong September

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter stroked seven hits in nine at-bats in a doubleheader Sunday, knocked in three and scored three, and raised his batting average to .313. While Mike Trout and Albert Pujols attract team headlines, Hunter might...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  8. Torii Hunter of Los Angeles Angels likely to hit .300 for first t...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Sunday's games, including a seven-hit day for Torii Hunter.

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  9. Bits: Brett Jackson an intriguing option

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson singled twice and scored a run in his big league debut Sunday. Jackson, called up from Triple-A Iowa earlier in the day, was hitting .256 with a ton of strikeouts but also 15 home runs and 27 stolen bases. He sho...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  10. Brett Jackson of Chicago Cubs may struggle with strikeouts, but h...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Sunday, including Brett Jackson's debut with the Chicago Cubs.

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  11. Weekend preview: Division showdowns

    Eric Karabell

    In three of the six divisions, the first- and second-place teams will be meeting this weekend, and while we shouldn't expect the top spot to change in any of them anytime soon, calling cards can be sent. Frankly, it's hardly an indictment to qualify ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  12. Bits: Ryan Howard set to return to bigs

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard singled twice and walked twice for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, then announced he'd start for the big league club Friday night. Howard, who hit .417 over four games for the IronPigs, hasn&#0...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  13. Ryan Howard prepares to return to majors; Michael Fiers, Jose Qui...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Thursday's action, including Ryan Howard's last rehab game in the minors and nice games from Michael Fiers and Jose Quintana.

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  14. Bits: Rich Harden still a big help in K's

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics right-hander Rich Harden fanned eight in seven strong innings Tuesday, allowing one run on five hits. Harden might neither stay healthy nor win many games with Oakland's offense, but he's struck out more batters...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  15. Rich Harden of Oakland Athletics, Dontrelle Willis of Cincinnati ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell highlights the top fantasy news from Tuesday's games, including a strong effort from Rich Harden.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  16. Bourn's value remains high with Braves

    Eric Karabell

    The Philadelphia Phillies had made their outfield move, acquiring Hunter Pence from the Houston Astros a few days earlier, so now it was time for the team chasing them to act. The Atlanta Braves went to the same place to find speedster Michael Bourn,...

    Blog | July 31, 2011