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  1. Fantasy fallout of Lester-Cespedes deal

    Eric Karabell

    Thursday's trade deadline got started with the proverbial bang when the Oakland Athletics acquired lefty Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox, but parted with slugger Yoenis Cespedes. What? Say that again? It's true, and quite shocking. From a fantasy ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. Yoenis Cespedes a worthy trade target

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes returned to the team's lineup Tuesday after missing four games with a tweaked hamstring, getting one single, two walks and three runs scored in a blowout win over lefty Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers. ...

    Blog | April 30, 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. Thoughts on Indians rotation, Harvey

    Eric Karabell

    The Cleveland Indians are on quite a roll. Their 1-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night gave them wins in eight of nine games, and starting pitching has fueled the streak. This was the Tribe's fifth shutout of the season; last year&...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  5. Trevor Bauer showing potential in minor league ball; Matt Harvey ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the news and notes from Tuesday, which included a near no-hitter from Trevor Bauer at the minor league level and a near perfect game in the majors from Matt Harvey.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Bits: Straily struggles in second outing

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics right-hander Dan Straily struggled in his second big league start Wednesday, allowing four home runs among eight hits and five runs over 4 2/3 innings. Straily, the minor league strikeout king who pitched well against Toront...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  8. Dan Straily, Josh Beckett struggle amidst slugfests; Brewers' Jim...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Wednesday, including the poor outings from starting pitchers Dan Straily and Josh Beckett and the big night from Marco Scutaro.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Reddick for real, don't worry about Manny

    Eric Karabell

    While the baseball world anxiously awaits the return of Manny Ramirez -- I sense the fantasy baseball world is less bullish on this comeback -- there are bigger and more pertinent stories happening with the Oakland Athletics lineup. Sure, Cuban impor...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  14. Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick's numbers are for real; don't wor...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at Josh Reddick's rise in the middle of a paltry A's lineup and what to do with Manny Ramirez when he gets called up.

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Jake Peavy of Chicago White Sox throws shutout against Oakland At...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps the highlights from Monday, including Jake Peavy's sixth career shutout.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2012