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  1. Opening Day closer shake-ups

    Eric Karabell

    If the first full day of the 2014 major league season is any indication, it's going to be a ridiculous season for big league closers, more so than normal. In a span of a few hours Monday there was one news item after another affecting the crazy world...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. Sleeper stolen base options for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    One of my favorite players to watch while seeing spring games in Arizona last week was Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns, because pretty much every time the guy got on base -- and he was on base quite a bit -- he tried to steal second. And at ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  3. Bits: Grant Balfour ineffective of late

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics right-hander Grant Balfour saw his first action of the week in Thursday's 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. It wasn't a save opportunity, but Balfour hadn't pitched since Friday, when he needed 35 pitches to close out the Houston As...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  4. Five things to know for the weekend

    Eric Karabell

    The final weekend of April is upon us and while it's still too early for most teams struggling in the standings to panic, that doesn't mean there won't be some panicking anyway. For example, big things were expected from the Toronto Blue Jays and Los...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  5. Friday's five things you need to know

    Eric Karabell

    Struggling starting pitchers will certainly be on display this weekend as teams -- both real and fantasy -- wonder if their aces will deliver. Of course, it's not even Tax Day yet, so in general it's wise to be patient. By the way, don't forget to pa...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  6. Josh Reddick's 2012 was no fluke

    Eric Karabell

    It wasn't a surprise that the immediate reaction on Twitter to Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick's launching a mammoth home run Thursday was about his ridiculously cool beard because, let's face it, it really is cool. It's...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  7. Josh Reddick of Oakland Athletics hits first home run of 2013, sh...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Thursday's games from a fantasy standpoint, and explains why he thinks Josh Reddick is being undervalued.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  8. Anderson, Chacin win in their returns

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics lefty Brett Anderson made a triumphant return from Tommy John surgery with seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday. Anderson struck out six Minnesota Twins and walked no one. Although his workload will be monitored the rest of...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  9. Brett Anderson wins in his return from Tommy John surgery; Ian De...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Tuesday's games, including the triumphant return of Brett Anderson and another big game from Ian Desmond.

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  10. Podcast: Machado, angry players, Posey

    Eric Karabell

    A 20-year-old infielder getting a surprise promotion was foremost on our minds as SweetSpot blogger Dave Schoenfield and I gathered to record Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. 1. Manny Machado is a big leaguer! Good for the Baltimore Orioles, we ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  11. Weekend preview: Important three days

    Eric Karabell

    This is the final weekend before the non-waiver trade deadline, meaning that it's a pretty important couple of days for a number of teams that might not have figured out whether they are buyers, sellers or somewhere in between. Arizona, Cleveland, Ph...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  12. Bits: McCarthy shuts down Rangers

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics right-hander Brandon McCarthy won his fifth consecutive decision Thursday, holding the Texas Rangers to one run on three hits in seven innings. McCarthy, who fanned five and didn't walk anyone -- he didn't go to a three-ba...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  13. Brandon McCarthy of Oakland Athletics quiets Texas Rangers bats, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Thursday's games, including another strong outing from Brandon McCarthy.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  14. Bits: Liriano strong in return to rotation

    Eric Karabell

    Minnesota Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano earned victory No. 1 on the season Wednesday, tossing six innings of three-hit, shutout ball against the Oakland Athletics. It's not a good lineup he faced, as only Josh Reddick is slugging greater t...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  15. Francisco Liriano of Minnesota Twins strikes out nine Oakland Ath...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Wednesday's games, including Francisco Liriano's triumphant return to the Twins' rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  16. Coco Crisp returns from injury; Mike Leake posts another solid st...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Monday's games, including Coco Crisp's return from injury and another solid start from the Reds' Mike Leake.

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2012