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  1. Verlander, Porcello give Tigers top dynasty duo

    Eric Karabell

    As you might have noticed, the Detroit Tigers bought out the arbitration years for ace pitcher Justin Verlander and bestowed upon him a contract similar to what Seattle Mariners stud Felix Hernandez earned earlier this winter, five years and $80 mill...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  2. Fantasy's 'sure things' aren't always top choices

    Eric Karabell

    It's best to enter a fantasy sports draft looking to create a balanced team, and the word balance can mean a lot of things, really. It could mean choosing a mix of strong hitters and pitchers with all stats potentially covered, finding strength ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  3. Relief update: Marlins' depth lowers Nunez's value

    Eric Karabell

    A few weeks ago, I gave my early 2010 rankings for the top 25 fantasy baseball relief pitchers, and I've made just a few adjustments to them since then, as not much has happened. I mean, this endless "Johnny Damon Watch" -- where will he not be ...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  4. Is Johan Santana worth the risk?

    Eric Karabell

    When a top-10 fantasy starting pitcher coming off the second elbow surgery of his career is slated to throw from a mound for the first time this winter, it should be pretty big news, especially in New York. However, I'm not so sure this means to...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  5. Value of Damon, Sheets tied to their destinations

    Eric Karabell

    Kudos to Octavio Dotel! The 36-year-old relief pitcher took his dormant fantasy baseball value and became quite relevant Thursday, signing a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Was this a big-money deal? Not really. Does he have a chance f...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  6. Tigers wisely bypass Zumaya for Valverde

    Eric Karabell

    I found it ironic and not at all surprising that Jose Valverde ended up signing with the Detroit Tigers, because I'd venture to say he's one of the more underrated relief pitchers in the game, and the team had a gaping hole at the back of i...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  7. Top-10 rankings: Heavy on power, missing Mauer

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome back, fantasy baseball owners! It's 2010. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in a mere 40 days, and I'm ready to go, needless to say. I'm counting the days. Nothing against the fun offseason, but I'd rather s...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  8. Johnson solidifies Marlins' infield

    Eric Karabell

    The Florida Marlins picked up Nick Johnson from the Washington Nationals for Double-A pitcher Aaron Thompson, which is an underrated move. Johnson hasn't hit for power this season, but at least he's been on the field for most of his team&#0...

    Blog | July 31, 2009
  9. 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
  10. Hoffman's time in Milwaukee might not be pretty

    Eric Karabell

    I guess the Milwaukee Brewers felt they needed to do more to help their bullpen than their recent signing of relief pitcher Jorge Julio. Who could argue with that line of thinking? But I'd thought the Brewers would add someone a bit younger inst...

    Blog | January 08, 2009
  11. Finding more No. 6 starters

    Eric Karabell

    The season-ending injuries suffered by Jeremy Bonderman and Jake Westbrook were bad things, of course. The Tigers and Indians relied on these pitchers, paid a great deal of money expecting good numbers, and now they have to dig up replacements for th...

    Blog | June 09, 2008
  12. Why can't the DHs hit anymore?

    Eric Karabell

    When an American League pitcher switches over to the National League, the prevailing opinion is that his ERA will drop quite a bit because he gets to face pitchers rather than designated hitters. Hey, it makes sense to me, and the stats bear this out...

    Blog | May 02, 2008
  13. Bad pitchers who bounce back

    Eric Karabell

    Normally, Daniel Cabrera is someone I wouldn't even think about drafting, or more to the point, someone with his statistics. Dontrelle Willis? Sure, he could rebound, but I'd let someone else take the chance. Adam Eaton, Scott Olsen and Woo...

    Blog | February 19, 2008
  14. Drafting Joba is quite a relief

    Eric Karabell

    Two springs ago, fantasy owners everywhere were tantalized by a potential front-line starting pitcher in a major market, a strikeout right-hander who was sure to be a fantasy monster. We're talking 200 strikeouts, 20 wins, Cy Youngs, he was supp...

    Blog | February 13, 2008
  15. Run from Escobar; other Ps I won't get

    Eric Karabell

    It's not often fantasy baseball owners will hear about players heading to the disabled list before pitchers and catchers even report to Spring Training, but that was the case Thursday with Kelvim Escobar. He experienced discomfort in his pitchin...

    Blog | February 08, 2008
  16. Under-the-radar players switching team

    Eric Karabell

    The Mets have made big news this week, no doubt. They got themselves a pitcher. He struggled a bit in 2007, at least compared to his solid 2006. He's not yet 30 years old, and who knows, he could be one of the keys to New York's season. Joh...

    Blog | January 31, 2008