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  1. Need strikeouts? Try out these pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    With strikeout rates across the big leagues rising to historic levels, it's relatively easy to find pitchers who pile on this statistic. Then again, the bar for competing in this category has been raised as well. It's tougher to get away with a low-s...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  2. Bits: Longoria, Stanton good trade targets

    Eric Karabell

    • Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria and Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton each returned to active duty Tuesday after long, injury-induced absences, and fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to activate them into lineups and a...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  3. Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay Rays, Giancarlo Stanton of Miami Marli...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Tuesday, including the return of Evan Longoria and Giancarlo Stanton from DL stints.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  4. Bowden's Bullets: Headley to Dodgers?

    Jim Bowden

    Conventional wisdom approaching this year's July 31 trade deadline said there would be more buyers than sellers. While that has indeed turned out to be the case, a couple of factors have complicated many possible trade scenarios. First, the new Co...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  5. The Cubs should deal Dempster now

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster's six scoreless innings for the Chicago Cubs on Saturday were probably his last with the team, because now is the best time to trade him. Dempster is healthy now, after being on the disabled list earlier this year, and if the Cubs ...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  6. Possible trade partners for Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster - ...

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster is pitching better than he has at any point this season, piling up scoreless innings, and Buster Olney writes that now is the time for the Cubs to trade him. That would also open up the market for Matt Garza later this month.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2012
  7. Bits: Delmon Young hot entering break

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young homered Sunday for the fourth consecutive game. Young, owned in roughly a quarter of ESPN standard leagues, hit six home runs his first 74 games. Now with 10 home runs (and notably a mere nine walks versus 59 st...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  8. Delmon Young of Detroit Tigers power coming around at close of se...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Sunday's action, including Delmon Young continuing his homer streak to four games.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  9. 10 most likely to be traded by July 31

    Jim Bowden

    With increased parity and two wild-card berths available, there are fewer sellers this season than ever just before MLB's July 31 trade deadline. Because of that, conventional wisdom dictates it could be a slow go for teams in search of help. How...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  10. Evaluating trade deadline sellers

    Jim Bowden

    With just more than six weeks before the July 31 trade deadline, the difference between buyers and sellers remains blurred. Parity and the addition of two wild-card berths has many teams on the fence about being a buyer or seller. For now, there are ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  11. Cubs must trade Garza, Dempster

    Jim Bowden

    Life on the North Side of Chicago has not been easy for club president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer. They only recently snapped a 12-game losing streak and currently rank last in ESPN.com's Power Rankings. Cubs fans realize it will t...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  12. Five who could be traded by July 31

    Jim Bowden

    The trade deadline is more than two months away. However, with all the parity we've seen in the past two decades, most teams will still be buyers come July 31. Few teams outside of the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres are assured to...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  13. Bits: Harper hits third in Nats lineup

    Eric Karabell

    • Washington Nationals prodigy Bryce Harper batted third Thursday night, going 1-for-3 with an RBI double. Harper, 19, certainly looks like he belongs in the big leagues so far, and after hitting in the No. 7 lineup spot for four games, ESPN Fa...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  14. Bryce Harper hits third in Washington Nationals' lineup; Joe Blan...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Thursday's games, including Bryce Harper's clutch hitting and Joe Blanton's pitching gem.

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  15. Adam Dunn, Jason Heyward, Carl Crawford and other bounceback play...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory writes that after falling well short of their ZiPS projections in 2011, these players could be in line for bounceback seasons in 2012. Adam Dunn and Jason Heyward top the list.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  16. Bits: Don't sell high on Michael Pineda

    Eric Karabell

    Seattle Mariners right-hander Michael Pineda became the first rookie pitcher in franchise history to win four April games, as he struck out nine Detroit Tigers en route to the win Thursday. Pineda allowed four hits and two runs and he's gone six...

    Blog | April 29, 2011