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  1. MLB - Five outside-the-box future bets bettors should make

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman examines five outside-the-box MLB future bets that bettors should consider, including the over on the New York Mets' win total of 71.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  2. New MLB playoff format lowers the bar

    Doug Mittler

    At this week's owners meetings, Bug Selig indicated he would like to move ahead with expanding the playoffs. The commissioner should study the last few seasons before making that decision, because there would surely be some unintended consequences.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  3. NBA -- Yes, it really is possible to give 110 percent

    Peter Keating

    It's the most cringe-worthy sports cliche: giving 110 percent. But Peter Keating says it really is possible for athletes to find that next level -- and math proves it.

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2010
  4. Demystifying money lines and tips for betting on MLB

    Chad Millman

    Many bettors take the summer off to retool for the NFL and college football seasons. But, contrary to popular belief, there are often smarter bets to be placed on baseball than on football. Chad Millman explains why and shows you how to take advantage.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  5. This season's hottest MLB future bets - Chad Millman - MLB

    Chad Millman

    With Opening Day nearly upon us, Chad Millman breaks down the various MLB future bets making waves for the upcoming season, including one wager that makes the Nationals nearly a sure thing.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2010
  6. Whatever happened to: Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Eric Karabell

    Every so often I get an e-mail from a buddy asking me whatever happened to (insert name here), usually a former Phillie such as Bake McBride or Larry Christensen or someone like that. Even now we'll Google the names, look around for info and ult...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  7. Lee should improve in Philly; Tribe get younger

    Eric Karabell

    Cliff Lee is the No. 30 starting pitcher on ESPN's Player Rater, but don't blame him for failing to live up to what fantasy owners had hoped for, based on his draft-day spot. Lee is having a better season than many of the pitchers ranked ah...

    Blog | July 29, 2009
  8. Pedro Martinez's Phillies expectations

    Eric Karabell

    As a lifelong fan of the world champion Philadelphia Phillies -- hey, why not milk that for as long as I can, right? -- I didn't see the need for the team to sign Pedro Martinez. The future Hall of Famer hasn't pitched to the level of that ...

    Blog | July 15, 2009
  9. Lidge to DL; Madson should pick up saves

    Eric Karabell

    It seemed inevitable after Brad Lidge suffered through another tough weekend and blew a pair of saves, but now he's officially on the disabled list and can let his sprained right knee heal properly. I didn't have any inside information that...

    Blog | June 09, 2009
  10. Overlooked Burrell to continue producing in Tampa

    Eric Karabell,

    Pat Burrell had a first-hand view of just how good the Tampa Bay Rays were this past season, being a member of the only team to fare better. Now Burrell leaves the World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies to see how the best of the AL lives. In t...

    Blog | January 05, 2009
  11. Hamilton, Howard should both be coveted

    Eric Karabell

    Way back in the day, before I knew what Sabermetrics was -- or shaving, driving, ESPN and Reaganomics, for that matter -- I thought the baseball statistic RBI was the most important one. I mean, the goal is to accumulate runs, right, and everyone lov...

    Blog | July 11, 2008
  12. Lidge, closer updates good and bad

    Eric Karabell

    A few weeks ago I was out with some buddies and the conversation turned to the Phillies, of course. The Mets were talkin' trash, and hey, if I had just picked up Johan Santana for a song, I would be doing the same thing. But the Phillies did loo...

    Blog | February 25, 2008
  13. Checking out Gagne, 2008 closers

    Eric Karabell

    Good for Eric Gagne, I say, in convincing a major league baseball team that he's worth $10 million for a season, but I'm not going to fall for this in fantasy. I don't care how well Gagne throws in March, I'm not buying. He can&#0...

    Blog | December 12, 2007
  14. Vick not a fantasy factor, yet

    Eric Karabell

    Those of you who have followed my work at ESPN over the years know I am an unabashed Philadelphia fan, and I root for the Eagles, Phillies and other teams from my hometown. Of course, this has no bearing whatsoever on how I analyze fantasy sports. If...

    Blog | August 28, 2009
  15. Michael Vick's return is an interesting storyline, but he's not a...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Michael Vick's return, noting fantasy owners shouldn't jump on him yet.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2009