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  1. Yadier Molina's injury, potential fill-ins

    Eric Karabell

    Things were looking so good for the St. Louis Cardinals last week, but now the losses are piling up. For one, the team has lost six consecutive games, including Tuesday's doubleheader sweep by the legitimate Pittsburgh Pirates. A bigger loss, however...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  2. All-Star pitcher interviews: Locke, Kimbrel

    Eric Karabell

    There's perhaps no All-Star who has been more of a surprise this season than Pittsburgh Pirates lefty Jeff Locke. After all, he's not a particularly hard thrower and wasn't raved about as a prospect, and yet he has won eight of 10 decisions so far, w...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. Bits: Giants' injuries, new Dodgers closer

    Eric Karabell

    Tuesday was not a good day for the San Francisco Giants. Before having to face hard-throwing Pittsburgh Pirates rookie phenom Gerrit Cole in his debut, the Giants placed third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list because of a strained left foo...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Hammel returns; Rizzo just keeps hittin'

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel allowed one run in five innings against the New York Yankees on Thursday, striking out six in his first outing since mid-July. Hammel, recovered from knee surgery, is a worthy fantasy option and is ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  6. Jason Hammel returns from knee surgery with strong outing; Anthon...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Thursday's games, including fine pitching performances from Jason Hammel and Josh Johnson.

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Pedro Alvarez makes great strides

    Eric Karabell

    There's little debate about the best player on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Center fielder Andrew McCutchen is having an MVP-type season, and it was good to see him recognized for his success at the All-Star Game. There's certainly been some foc...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  10. Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez looking more like a fantasy sta...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Pedro Alvarez's recent rise and his potential fantasy value.

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  11. Podcast: Draft talk with Keith Law

    Eric Karabell

    Drafts were on our minds for Thursday's Baseball Today podcast , not only the upcoming amateur draft but also ESPN's Franchise Player Draft. Keith Law and I explain it all! 1. Who would be the one player you start a franchise with? We discuss our ...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  12. Podcast: Power rankings, NL MVP race

    Eric Karabell

    And how was your weekend? Mine was terrific, and on Monday's Baseball Today podcast I was joined by Mark Simon as we talked about many important baseball matters, including these: 1. The Red Sox again got the upper hand against the rival Yankees, ...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  13. Jeff Karstens not getting enough respect

    Eric Karabell

    • At some point fantasy owners will need to trust Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jeff Karstens. He won Thursday in Toronto, allowing only two solo home runs in seven strong innings. His ERA dropped to 2.65, his WHIP to 1.08, and unlike team...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  14. Jeff Karstens of Pittsburgh Pirates finishes off impressive June,...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews the key fantasy performances from Thursday, including Jeff Karstens finishing off an impressive June.

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Eveland, Willis: New teams, same pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    In case you missed it, and I'd understand if you did, a pair of minor trades occurred Tuesday night, each involving struggling left-handed pitchers moving over to the National League. Former Rookie of the Year and 22-game winner Dontrelle Willis...

    Blog | June 02, 2010