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  1. 2014 rankings update: New RBs in top 10

    Eric Karabell

    We're getting close to crunch time in fantasy football, with most of the bye weeks complete, the trading deadline looming in a week, value changing all the time for options many are starting at each of the big fantasy positions and of course, the pla...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  2. 2014 rankings update: New QBs in top 10

    Eric Karabell

    The NFL trading deadline has passed, and for those in ESPN standard leagues there are about two more weeks to go before you're stuck with what you've got. So why not make a deal? We're here to help with the end-of-season rankings, aiming to project v...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  3. Bits: A tribute to Helton, Pettitte, Rivera

    Eric Karabell

    As the 2013 baseball season enters its final week, it seems an appropriate time to pay tribute to the once-productive players that occasionally carried fantasy teams but have already announced their intention to retire. On Sunday, Colorado Rockies fi...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  4. Bullpen Report: Is Uehara a top-5 closer?

    Eric Karabell

    One could argue that no relief pitcher is playing a larger role in the pennant races these days than Boston Red Sox right-hander Koji Uehara. The Red Sox scored off the great Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning late Thursday night -- his sixth blown s...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  5. Bullpen Report: Brothers 'the man' again

    Eric Karabell

    Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt probably deserved a better fate this week in Philadelphia, but now it's reasonable to ask if Thursday night was the last time we'll see the Venezuelan right-hander pitch. Betancourt blew the save in Wednesday...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  6. At the midway point: AL East review

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the 2013 baseball season, and obviously, we've seen some good, some bad and some Josh Hamilton. This week in the KaraBlog, we'll take a look at each team at the midpoint of the season and discuss what has happened and wha...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  7. Closer Report: Mo's WHIP; Bailey's woes

    Eric Karabell

    One should never root for rain at a parade or for a speaker to flub a speech, but the fact is these things do occasionally happen. Good stories take turns in the other direction, whether we want them to or not. And so it is that we must deal with a b...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  8. Projecting saves: Will Grilli, Mo set pace?

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly two months into the season, and now is a perfect time to look closer at your closers to see if they're doing the job you expect from them. Saves and stolen bases are the easiest categories to move up in for fantasy owners after two month...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  9. Bullpens: Top 10 'non-save' RP options

    Eric Karabell

    The weekend announcement from New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera that this would be his final big league season doesn't change anything from a fantasy baseball perspective. The beloved Rivera remains a trusted fantasy option, and is appropri...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  10. David Robertson, David Hernandez among top fantasy-worthy middle ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at the Yankees' bullpen situation and then lays out his top fantasy options among relievers not expected to get 10-plus saves.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  11. Bold 2013 predictions for pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    Baseball's offseason is well under way, with trades, signings and much fun already, and there promises to be plenty more in the coming months. So, on the heels of last week's Bold hitter predictions blog, let's check out the players wh...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  12. Stephen Strasburg, Brian Wilson, Aroldis Chapman discussed in Eri...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers up a bold prediction for pitchers on all 30 teams for the 2013 fantasy baseball season, including projections for Stephen Strasburg, Brian Wilson, Aroldis Chapman and many others.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  13. Unheralded Tony Campana, Elian Herrera can provide the stolen bas...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reveals his strategy for garnering stolen bases and saves on the cheap, then offers examples as to why it's the best approach.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  14. Alex Liddi a future AL-only option

    Eric Karabell

    • Seattle Mariners third baseman Alex Liddi, the first Italian-born-and-raised player in the big leagues, smacked his first home run Monday. Liddi, 23, hit 30 home runs at Triple-A Tacoma, and although he strikes out too much, his power look...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  15. Alex Liddi of Seattle Mariners hits first major league home run, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps the biggest fantasy news from Monday's games, including a big homer from Omar Infante.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  16. My 'Do Not Draft' list: No thanks, Joe Mauer

    Eric Karabell

    As a Philadelphia Phillies fan, I'll spend far too much time, if there is such a thing, watching the Phils play baseball this season. But when it comes to selecting a few of their players in fantasy drafts, let's just say I'll be turni...

    Blog | March 09, 2011