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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. Take wait-and-see approach on Ike Davis

    Eric Karabell

    There's hardly a guarantee that the Ike Davis who handled first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates a few days this weekend will hit any differently than the one that struggled so much last season for the New York Mets. The Davis who singled and doubled ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  3. 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
  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. Bits: Is Scherzer worth ERA, WHIP risk?

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer fanned 15 Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, winning his third game in nine starts. Scherzer allowed two runs in seven innings and lowered his ERA to a still-unsightly 5.73. Scherzer, who had given up six runs (fiv...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  8. Max Scherzer of Detroit Tigers strikes out 15, but ERA and WHIP h...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Sunday's games, including Max Scherzer's huge strikeout performance.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  9. Trade to NL would up A.J. Burnett's value

    Eric Karabell

    Many things would change if the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a trade involving much-maligned right-handed starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, as has been reported recently. For one, the New York media wouldn't have poor Burnett t...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  10. A.J. Burnett's 2012 fantasy value would increase if he's traded t...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a hypothetical look at A.J. Burnett's 2012 fantasy value should the big right-hander be traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  11. Podcast: Loving interleague play

    Eric Karabell

    The Baseball Today podcast finished off another stupendous week of shows with Friday's version, as me and Mark Simon didn't "balk" at any topics ... see what I did there, Mets fans? Sorry ... but not really. On any given day in baseball you see some...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  12. Pirates offer more than meets the eye

    Eric Karabell

    Good for the Pirates and the great city of Pittsburgh. The last time we saw the Buccos in the postseason, Atlanta Braves first baseman Sid Bream was sliding into home with the winning run of the 1992 NL Championship Series, and since then the Pirates...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  13. The Pittsburgh Pirates offer more to the fantasy baseball owner t...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the 4-2 Pittsburgh Pirates and finds more fantasy usefulness beyond Andrew McCutchen.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  14. Octavio Dotel, Kerry Wood traded out of closer roles

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the bullpen implications of the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates trading away their closers.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2010
  15. 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
  16. Fantasy value of Johnny Damon, Ben Sheets, Miguel Tejada tied to ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the potential fantasy impact of where free agents such as Johnny Damon, Ben Sheets and Miguel Tejada play.

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2010