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  1. Bits: Iwakuma fantasy MVP among pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    It's tough to argue against Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer winning the AL Cy Young award. After all, he's the one with the bright and shiny 21-3 record after Wednesday, when he struck out 10 over seven shutout innings against the lowly Minn...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Rajai Davis, Eric Young Jr. proving fantasy worth by stealing bas...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at Rajai Davis' fantasy value and suggests a handful of sleeper steals options, including Eric Young Jr. and Anthony Gose.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  4. Rangers can't match what Angels did

    Jim Bowden

    Mike Trout is putting himself in position to win not only AL Rookie of the Year but AL MVP, and his general manager is making a case for executive of the year. By swinging a blockbuster for Zack Greinke on Friday, Los Angeles Angels GM Jerry Dipoto h...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  5. Should Braun receive NL MVP votes?

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- Baseball writers who have votes for each of the major awards are told to submit their ballot the day after the end of the regular season, so there are roughly 14 weeks left to decide. But surely these numbers for a particular player, if...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  6. Ryan Braun is putting up MVP numbers, creating a dilemma for vote...

    Buster Olney

    If you looked only at Ryan Braun's numbers, there's no question he should be in the NL MVP discussion. Of course, given his positive steroid test, it's not nearly that easy. Buster Olney writes that Braun is creating an interesting dilemma for voters.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  7. Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels and other award and division picks

    Keith Law

    Keith Law takes his annual shot at picking all division records and player awards. There are definitely some surprises, including a rookie for the Cy Young Award.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  8. Bold stat predictions for all 30 teams

    Eric Karabell

    If you had said a year ago that Matt Kemp and Jacoby Ellsbury would be fantasy's top two players, a pitcher would win MVP and Cy Young honors and Adam Dunn would hit .159 -- I still can't get over that -- I would have used a word to describ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  9. Eric Karabell's bold statistical predictions for Carlos Pena, C.J...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reveals his bold projections for such players as Carlos Pena, Mike Napoli and Hanley Ramirez.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  10. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  11. Jeff Bagwell is haunted by the era in which he played, and it cou...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Jeff Bagwell is seemingly close to the Hall of Fame -- earning 56 percent of the votes this year -- but yet so far because of the ramifications of his era and PED suspicions that some writers can't seem to overlook.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  12. Ryan Braun will have trouble clearing his name even if his report...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney has three thoughts after Ryan Braun's reported positive PED test: what should the BBWAA do with his MVP, can Braun clear his name at all, and a change of attitude among players.

    Blog | Conversation | December 11, 2011
  13. By controlling draft spending, the new CBA could further hamper s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the industrywide perception regarding MLB's new CBA is not unequivocally negative, some clubs feel that limiting draft spending will only continue to harm small-market teams. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  14. MLB -- Alex Avila gives Detroit Tigers a big edge in AL Central r...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus explains why Alex Avila has been the Tigers' most valuable player this year and why he gives Detroit a big edge in the AL Central race.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2011
  15. Should Ben Zobrist owners sell high?

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Thursday, I thought the Tampa Bay Rays' team MVP -- in real life and fantasy -- was the surprising Sam Fuld, who was walking, running, defending and leading his team back over the .500 mark. It certainly wasn't Evan Longoria (disab...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  16. Ben Zobrist's 10-RBI day cranks up demand for him in fantasy base...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell addresses the temptation Ben Zobrist owners will have to sell high on him following his 10-RBI performance Thursday.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2011