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  1. Evan Longoria and Troy Tulowitzki among the top 10 defensive play...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions uses advanced metrics to determine the 10 best defensive players in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2012
  2. Aroldis Chapman's ownership too high

    Eric Karabell

    It was almost a bit painful to watch Cincinnati Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman pitch Tuesday night. Then again, he wasn't really pitching, but rather throwing his intriguing fastballs and having no clue where the ball was going. That wasn&#039...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  3. Aroldis Chapman of Cincinnati Reds among many setup men with owne...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the recent struggles of Aroldis Chapman and lists other setup men who should be owned in considerably fewer leagues.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  4. Bullpen Report: It's Ryan Madson time!

    Eric Karabell

    Even as I watched Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay overpower the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon, and in the late innings the camera panned to the team's quiet bullpen, I wasn't aware that closer Jose Contreras was hurt....

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  5. Injuries to Neftali Feliz, Jose Contreras have shaken up Texas Ra...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the Phillies, Rangers, Cardinals, Nationals and Rays bullpens and takes another look at David Aardsma and Joe Nathan, from a fantasy perspective.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2011
  6. Bullpens: Franklin, Thornton struggling

    Eric Karabell

    It's tough to feel bad for St. Louis Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin, because to be honest, he has lasted as the team's closer a lot longer than most people thought he would. Then again, he's getting a bit of a bad deal today. Yes, Fran...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  7. Struggles of Ryan Franklin, Matt Thornton have fantasy owners loo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers possible contingency plans for a few closer situations (Cardinals, White Sox, Giants) that are surprisingly shaky, and highlights a few situations (Toronto, Houston) that have been surprisingly solid.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  8. Joe Nathan, Ryan Franklin projected for 30-plus saves in 2011, wh...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his save projections for all 30 teams, predicting save totals for everyone from Jonathan Papelbon and Brad Lidge to Tyler Clippard and Aroldis Chapman.

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  9. Recapping my NL-only LABR draft squad

    Eric Karabell

    Sometimes the poor people sitting next to me on the long flight home from Phoenix the day after the USA Today NL-only League of Alternative Baseball Reality (LABR) draft have to bear the brunt of money I spent unwisely. They can tell whether I like m...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  10. David Wright, Brian McCann, Chris Carpenter anchor Eric's NL-only...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps his team in the recent NL-only LABR draft, which is led by David Wright, Brian McCann and Chris Carpenter.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  11. Joe Nathan and myth of dominant closer - MLB

    Matt Meyers

    Joe Nathan's season-ending injury should have ended the Twins' playoff hopes, and yet an unlikely bullpen strategy has brought them into peak form

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2010
  12. New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera just keeps on ticking … and...

    Peter Gammons

    The job is like being a steeplejack. We've watched Brad Lidge go from World Series hero to suspended animation to three straight postseason saves. We have seen All-Star closers such as Joe Nathan, Jonathan Papelbon, Huston Street and Ryan Franklin ha...

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2009
  13. MLB - ESPN The Mag: Callaspo, Franklin among unlikely early contr...

    Jorge Aranguré Jr.

    From Royals second baseman Alberto Callaspo to Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin, numerous unheralded players have seized unlikely opportunities this season.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2009
  14. MLB - Spring Training - 30 Teams in 30 Days - Cardinals hunt for ...

    ESPN Stats & Information

    With Jason Isringhausen out of the picture and three new youthful arms competing with one another, expect the St. Louis Cardinals to surprise in 2009 with their renovated bullpen.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2009
  15. If You're Hardcore: Franklin not Cardinals' answer

    Will Harris

    Will Harris discusses the closer situation in St. Louis and offers other deep sleepers from the National League.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2008
  16. Astros, A's on roll

    John Kruk

    Kruk discusses the great play of the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2005