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  1. Verlander, Porcello give Tigers top dynasty duo

    Eric Karabell

    As you might have noticed, the Detroit Tigers bought out the arbitration years for ace pitcher Justin Verlander and bestowed upon him a contract similar to what Seattle Mariners stud Felix Hernandez earned earlier this winter, five years and $80 mill...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  2. Fantasy's 'sure things' aren't always top choices

    Eric Karabell

    It's best to enter a fantasy sports draft looking to create a balanced team, and the word balance can mean a lot of things, really. It could mean choosing a mix of strong hitters and pitchers with all stats potentially covered, finding strength ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  3. Relief update: Marlins' depth lowers Nunez's value

    Eric Karabell

    A few weeks ago, I gave my early 2010 rankings for the top 25 fantasy baseball relief pitchers, and I've made just a few adjustments to them since then, as not much has happened. I mean, this endless "Johnny Damon Watch" -- where will he not be ...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  4. Hart remains legit 20-homer/20-steal candidate

    Eric Karabell

    It wasn't long ago that Corey Hart was one of the hottest fantasy baseball choices in the game, the rare hitter with 30-homer, 30-steal upside. The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder posted a 20/20 season in those two categories in both 2007 and 2008 ...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  5. Liriano's winter performance raises summer hopes

    Eric Karabell

    Francisco Liriano was absolutely Dealin', with a capital D. While many people were watching a "Grey's Anatomy" rerun Thursday night, I was checking out ESPN360.com, becoming fixated on Liriano fanning 10 hitters for Leones del Escogido in ...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  6. Thome signing good for fantasy, bad for Delmon

    Eric Karabell

    I can understand why Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire would say that new acquisition Jim Thome is going to be used more as a pinch hitter and occasional DH rather than a regular player. I just don't believe him, and neither should you. Ev...

    Blog | January 28, 2010
  7. Trends and observations from our first mock draft

    Eric Karabell

    I've played fantasy baseball seemingly forever, and one might think someone like me wouldn't get too excited about a mock draft in January. Well, that's just not true! I love drafting, pretty much no matter the sport, no matter the mon...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  8. Sheets a sleeper in Oakland, but he's also risky

    Eric Karabell

    Just last Friday, I blogged that from a fantasy baseball aspect, Ben Sheets potentially joining the Texas Rangers wouldn't be such a great thing, and that I would prefer he choose a larger, safer home ballpark, like where the New York Mets play....

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  9. Is Johan Santana worth the risk?

    Eric Karabell

    When a top-10 fantasy starting pitcher coming off the second elbow surgery of his career is slated to throw from a mound for the first time this winter, it should be pretty big news, especially in New York. However, I'm not so sure this means to...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  10. Tejada joins sleeper-laden Orioles lineup

    Eric Karabell

    Honestly, I didn't mind the Baltimore Orioles' signing of Miguel Tejada over the weekend ... mainly because that meant he wasn't heading to the St. Louis Cardinals. If fantasy sleeper David Freese is going to fail, fine with me, but at...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  11. Value of Damon, Sheets tied to their destinations

    Eric Karabell

    Kudos to Octavio Dotel! The 36-year-old relief pitcher took his dormant fantasy baseball value and became quite relevant Thursday, signing a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Was this a big-money deal? Not really. Does he have a chance f...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  12. Mailbag: Can Hamilton, Joba bounce back?

    Eric Karabell

    You have questions, lots of them, and I have answers. I'll be back in chat next Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET, but take a look at my previous chats, and it's possible your question or something similar to it was already answered. In the meantime, ...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  13. Mauer, Lincecum make for strong second round

    Eric Karabell

    Way back when -- OK, it was only nine days ago -- I ranked and explained my top 10 for the 2010 fantasy baseball season, and the feedback was excellent. I thank you, kind readers, for that. No, I don't expect everyone to agree with my thoughts, ...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  14. Dye to the Cubs? Works for fantasy owners

    Eric Karabell

    Johnny Damon isn't the only interesting free-agent outfielder still looking for work. For the first four months last season, Jermaine Dye was a valuable fantasy baseball resource, with 23 home runs, 63 RBIs and a good-enough .281 batting average...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  15. Tigers wisely bypass Zumaya for Valverde

    Eric Karabell

    I found it ironic and not at all surprising that Jose Valverde ended up signing with the Detroit Tigers, because I'd venture to say he's one of the more underrated relief pitchers in the game, and the team had a gaping hole at the back of i...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  16. Let Beltran be someone else's fantasy problem

    Eric Karabell

    The 2009 season was a miserable one for the New York Mets and their fans, and, well, the 2010 season isn't off to such a great start, either. Center fielder Carlos Beltran had surgery on his right knee Wednesday. The Mets aren't happy abou...

    Blog | January 14, 2010