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  1. Oswaldo Arcia is worth a look

    Eric Karabell

    We spent the first two days of this week in this space discussing struggling lefty power hitters in Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton and Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez. Let's talk about someone playing well for a change. Minnes...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  2. Fantasy value of Pirates lineup

    Eric Karabell

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter Tuesday having lost six games in a row, but don't worry, center fielder Andrew McCutchen is scheduled to return to save the day! The defending NL MVP has apparently recovered from his rib injury and Tuesday is the first d...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. Why Josh Harrison is worth considering

    Eric Karabell

    A few weeks ago, Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Josh Harrison was one of the rare hitters chosen as an All-Star that fantasy owners could still find in free agency in many leagues. Harrison remains available in roughly half of ESPN's standard leag...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  4. Bits: Locke, Niese go in opposite directions

    Eric Karabell

    As we wind down the fifth of six months in the fantasy baseball season, owners should be looking at recent statistical trends rather than full-season numbers, and several pitching performances from Tuesday night remind us how quickly things can chang...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  5. Future in doubt for Jason Grilli

    Eric Karabell

    Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jason Grilli entered Monday as the No. 2 closer on the ESPN Player Rater, but when the day ended he had left his save opportunity with a few more runs allowed and a sore forearm, with his future in doubt and with plent...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  6. Five things to watch this weekend

    Eric Karabell

    The first-place Cleveland Indians strode into Fenway Park on Thursday night to face the Boston Red Sox, which normally wouldn't be significant but the return of Tribe skipper Francona to the place he managed to two World Series titles in his eight-ye...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  7. Five things to watch this weekend

    Eric Karabell

    The Washington Nationals, fresh off a 98-win season and expecting a similar result in 2013, enter their weekend series with fewer wins than their surprising opponents, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Which team is better? That's an easy one. It's the team wi...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Bold predictions for hitters

    Eric Karabell

    It's hardly being bold to predict that Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout is going to end up as fantasy's top player this season. Trout currently sits atop the ESPN Player Rater, edging out Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  10. Bold fantasy baseball predictions for Mark Trumbo, Adam Dunn, Cha...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks ahead to the final two months of the season and lays out a handful of bold predictions for hitters, including thoughts on Adam Dunn, Mark Trumbo and others.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  11. Derrek Lee continues recent power surge in Pittsburgh Pirates deb...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Monday's action, including a multihomer Pirates debut from Derrek Lee.

    Blog | Conversation | August 02, 2011
  12. Brian McCann set to land on DL; plenty of viable fantasy replacem...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the best available options to replace Brian McCann, who's set to go on the disabled list.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  13. Daisuke Matsuzaka of Boston Red Sox earns his eighth win; James M...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Thursday in the big leagues, highlighted by Daisuke Matsuzaka's strong effort against the Indians.

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2010
  14. Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates; Javie...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the events from Wednesday's baseball games.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2010
  15. Box Score Bits: Cueto, Dice-K sharp

    Eric Karabell

    • Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, striking out eight and issuing no walks. Cueto, owned in 9.3 percent of ESPN.com standard mixed leagues, has pitched well ...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  16. Cincinnati Reds' Johnny Cueto, Boston Red Sox's Daisuke Matsuzaka...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the events from Tuesday's baseball games.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2010