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  1. Future in doubt for Jason Grilli

    Eric Karabell

    Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jason Grilli entered Monday as the No. 2 closer on the ESPN Player Rater, but when the day ended he had left his save opportunity with a few more runs allowed and a sore forearm, with his future in doubt and with plent...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  2. Bits: Roy Oswalt set for 2013 debut

    Eric Karabell

    The distinguished career of right-hander Roy Oswalt takes another turn Thursday, as he's scheduled to make his debut for the Colorado Rockies, facing right-hander Jordan Zimmermann and the uninspiring Washington Nationals lineup on the road. To fanta...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  3. SB projections: My updated top 10

    Eric Karabell

    Nobody should be terribly surprised that San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera is running wild, because this is what he did last season. Cabrera led the National League -- and all middle infielders -- in stolen bases last season, and all of baseb...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. Stanton HR total affected by home park

    Eric Karabell

    Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is surely one of the preeminent power hitters in the game, having mashed 56 home runs in his first two big league seasons in fewer than 1,000 plate appearances. Stanton's power should occur regardless o...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  5. Giancarlo Stanton of Miami Marlins has just one home run at home ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the home/road splits of many players, including Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  6. Pitchers I like less than others

    Eric Karabell

    I have nothing against Seattle Mariners right-hander Michael Pineda and Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann. Each is having a terrific season, ranking 14th and 22nd on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater among starting pitchers, respectivel...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  7. Jordan Zimmermann of Washington Nationals should be ranked lower ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his thoughts on the recently released ESPN Fantasy second-half baseball rankings, with thoughts on Michael Pineda, Brandon Morrow and others.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  8. Examining the M's: Ichiro is heating up

    Eric Karabell

    I readily admit that at this time a week ago I looked closely at the sagging statistics being provided by Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki and wondered if the end was near. The great Ichiro, about as sure a thing as there has been for battin...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  9. Ichiro Suzuki's bat coming back to life for the Seattle Mariners ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his thoughts on key Mariners options such as Ichiro Suzuki, Erik Bedard, Michael Pineda, Justin Smoak and Dustin Ackley.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2011
  10. Buy low on slumping Twins offense

    Eric Karabell

    The San Diego Padres offense has been awful this season. Not that it was awesome in 2010, but so far the Padres have scored just 70 runs in 25 games, and Wednesday night Tommy Hanson and a few pals shut them out on a mere four singles. It was the sev...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  11. Minnesota Twins offense ranks second to last in the majors in run...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the Minnesota Twins offense, which ranks second to last in the majors in runs scored, and discusses the players he sees as buy-low options.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2011
  12. Podcast: Can Brewers afford Fielder?

    Eric Karabell

    Top five reasons why you should listen to Thursday's Baseball Today podcast , with myself and SweetSpot star David Schoenfield: 1. Like everyone else, we discussed the embarrassing Dodgers situation, but do we think MLB should have gotten involved...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  13. Bits: Sell high on Ricky Nolasco

    Eric Karabell

    • Florida Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco tossed seven shutout innings and struck out eight Wednesday, winning his second game while lowering his ERA to 3.00 and his WHIP to 1.00. Nolasco seems perpetually in demand, and overrated; his ER...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  14. Ricky Nolasco of Florida Marlins off to strong start, good time t...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Wednesday's action, including big games from Ricky Nolasco and Ryan Ludwick.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2011
  15. Bits: Michael Pineda, Alexi Ogando duel

    Eric Karabell

    Seattle Mariners right-hander Michael Pineda allowed three runs in six innings in his major league debut Tuesday, keeping the powerful Texas Rangers relatively in check in their ballpark. Pineda, 22, might not win much because of the team he plays fo...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  16. Michael Pineda and Alexi Ogando duel, good starting pitcher picku...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews Tuesday's action, highlighted by first major league starts for Michael Pineda and Alexi Ogando.

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2011