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  1. My top 20 players for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann ended his 2014 regular season on a significant high note by no-hitting the Miami Marlins Sunday, but it's still not enough to get him into my overall top 20 for next season. This theme has resonated...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. My 2014 fantasy baseball MVPs

    Eric Karabell

    When I spoke to Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley at the All-Star festivities in Minneapolis and asked him about his shocking statistical season, he made it seem like it was no big deal at all -- just a maturing player becoming smarter wi...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  3. Red Sox full of fantasy value for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Rusney Castillo era began for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, as the 27-year-old Cuban made his big league debut in center field, hitting seventh and delivering an infield single in four at-bats of a 9-1 loss. This was my first look at Castillo, an...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  4. Red Sox open to more deals?

    AJ Mass

    With the Boston Red Sox in the midst of a five-game slide that has planted them firmly in the American League East cellar, the deal that sent starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers is surely j...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  5. Fantasy impact of position changes

    Eric Karabell

    Most times that I've talked to a baseball player about the potential effects a position change will have -- or is having -- on them at the plate, they've looked at me like I was an alien from outer space. In other words, although these guys are human...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. What's the 1B plan for Red Sox?

    AJ Mass

    With Mike Napoli still a week away from coming off the disabled list, the Boston Red Sox now have to turn to Plan C at the position following the news that Mike Carp has a broken right foot and is likely to miss several weeks as a result. Kyle Bra...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  7. Boston Red Sox outfield in vast need of improvement - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains just how bad the Boston Red Sox's outfield has been this season, and explores possible improvements.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  8. Red Sox injury toll mounts

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox appear to have dodged a bullet with Xander Bogaerts. The shortstop was forced to leave Saturday's game in the 11th inning after his right hamstring seized up on him, but the diagnosis was that it was only a cramp. "Normally I ge...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  9. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  10. Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox demonstrate importance of b...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why good baserunning has been so crucial to the Angels' success this year, and why poor baserunning is costing the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  11. Peralta among most unlucky hitters so far

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps no hitter illustrates how wildly unpredictable Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP) can be more than St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta. A year ago with the Detroit Tigers, Peralta hit .303 with a .374 BABIP, including a ridicul...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  12. When will injured Red Sox return?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox injury toll continues to mount, as Mike Napoli has joined the growing list of players who might be unavailable to manager John Farell for at least the next few days. Napoli dislocated the ring finger on his left hand, and while X-r...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  13. Is Bradley's stay in Boston permanent?

    AJ Mass

    On March 28, Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket -- the expectation being he'd remain in the minors for some time, with no room on the Boston Red Sox for the outfielder. Things changed just a few days later, as Shane Victorino's ham...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  14. Derek Fisher's injury could shake up draft

    Christopher Crawford

    Injuries are an unfortunate -- but unavoidable -- part of the draft season; and while the class has stayed relatively healthy to begin the year, one of the best offensive prospects for the 2014 draft wasn't so fortunate. Virginia outfielder Derek ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  15. Early observations from spring training

    Buster Olney

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- This is the time of spring training when a player can redefine himself with a first impression, good or bad. You could be Jesus Montero walking into the Seattle Mariners' camp 40 pounds overweight, or maybe Masahiro Tanaka, cutting...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  16. Ranking strength of early AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    The Cleveland Indians were 51-44 at the All-Star break, and when they lost four of their first five games in the second half, it was unclear whether they would remain in contention. But here's the thing: The Indians had what appeared to be on pape...

    Blog | February 25, 2014