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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. A.J. Griffin continues to dazzle

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin tossed eight shutout innings at the Angels Wednesday, allowing six hits while fanning six. Griffin joins Jered Weaver as the only pitchers in history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, to go und...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  4. A.J. Griffin of Oakland Athletics remains unbeaten in 11 career s...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Wednesday's games, including another great start from A.J. Griffin.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Weekend preview: Division showdowns

    Eric Karabell

    In three of the six divisions, the first- and second-place teams will be meeting this weekend, and while we shouldn't expect the top spot to change in any of them anytime soon, calling cards can be sent. Frankly, it's hardly an indictment to qualify ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  7. Derek Norris has power, not average

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics catcher Derek Norris smacked his first big league home run Sunday, a game-winning three-run blast off San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla. Norris, one of the prizes from the Gio Gonzalez trade, brings power and plate discip...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  8. Derek Norris of Oakland Athletics flashes power with walk-off hom...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most interesting fantasy tidbits from Sunday's action, including Derek Norris walking off with his first major league homer.

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  9. Podcast: Sale, Manny, Weaver, Halladay

    Eric Karabell

    Keith Law and I emerged from the long and happy Memorial Day weekend ready to talk baseball, so here's what is in store for Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast! 1. Chicago White Sox lefty Chris Sale piles on the strikeouts Monday, and we discuss th...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Adam Wainwright of St. Louis Cardinals provides positive outing, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps the highlights from Tuesday, including a positive outing from Adam Wainwright in his comeback from Tommy John surgery.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Yoenis Cespedes' power is legit, but ...

    Eric Karabell

    As noted in the above video, and admitting the fact that it's very early in the season, a few things seem eminently clear to me about Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes: He has plenty of raw power, but there are also quite a few holes ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  14. Yoenis Cespedes has 25-homer power, but his batting average will ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at 13 players he feels will hit 25 home runs but also bat below .250, including rookie Yoenis Cespedes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2012
  15. Brandon Allen intriguing in deep leagues

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Allen had three hits and scored twice Sunday, batting eighth against Texas Rangers lefty Matt Harrison. Allen, acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Brad Ziegler trade, was called up from the...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  16. Brandon Allen of Oakland Athletics could provide power boost in d...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell highlights the top fantasy news from Sunday's games, including Brandon Allen's big day against the Rangers.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2011