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  1. Add Billy Burns right now

    Eric Karabell

    The best team in baseball promoted one of the best base stealers in the minor leagues Monday, and I, for one, couldn't be more pleased! I remember watching the ridiculously speedy Billy Burns back in March while at spring training in Arizona, and ins...

    Blog | July 29, 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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Bits: Brandon Moss showing power stroke

    Eric Karabell

    I suppose it's understandable that many readers thought I had lost my mind when I admitted it wasn't outrageous for Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss to hit 30 home runs this season. Back in spring training, I had asked Moss whether he was...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  7. Can Josh Reddick keep hitting homers?

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick entered this past weekend hitting .203 with only five home runs in 82 games, and looking nothing like the breakout performer who smacked 32 home runs in 2012. Reddick wasn't highly coveted in ESPN live drafts...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  8. Yoenis Cespedes showing signs of life

    Eric Karabell

    It's been two weeks since Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes delivered an impressive, winning show at the Home Run Derby at Citi Field, and finally he's hit a blast in a game that counts. More are forthcoming. Is it a Derby jinx or just one...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  9. What to expect from Grant Green

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Sunday, the Oakland Athletics hadn't received any home runs from their second base position, fueling speculation that a trade for someone like Philadelphia Phillies option Chase Utley was a possibility. While Eric Sogard finally hit one out ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  10. AL West midpoint report

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the 2013 baseball season, and we've seen some good, some bad and some Josh Hamilton. This week in the KaraBlog, we'll take a look at each team at the midpoint of the season and discuss what has happened and what should ha...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  11. Bits: A's rotation continues to sparkle

    Eric Karabell

    The first Oakland Athletics pitcher chosen in ESPN average live drafts prior to this season was not one of the current members of the stellar rotation or closer Grant Balfour. It was brittle left-hander Brett Anderson, who is trying to recover from h...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Crisp on DL; A's outfielders intriguing

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Wednesday, the No. 3 option on the Player Rater was none other than Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp, the same fellow who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. This creates quite the trouble for f...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  15. Coco Crisp might be worth dropping despite hot start; Oakland A's...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the impact of Coco Crisp landing on the DL will have on his fantasy value, as well as the rest of the A's outfield.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  16. 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