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  1. NL West: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    As the baseball offseason continues, we conclude our divisional looks with the one that again boasts the World Series champs. The San Francisco Giants took the prize for the third time in five seasons, so let's break down their fine squad and the oth...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  2. Sell high on Tim Lincecum, if you can

    Eric Karabell

    Let's get two things out of the way right away, and I assure you I have no reason to be biased either for or against San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum or the woeful team he no-hit Wednesday, the San Diego Padres: • Sell high on ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. What to do with Joey Votto

    Eric Karabell

    The Cincinnati Reds lost another close game Wednesday, as San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong -- not exactly Roger Clemens -- registered a career-best nine strikeouts in a 3-2 win, and they're now closer to last place in the NL Central t...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  4. Weekend Watch: Matt Kemp returns

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is expected to make his season debut in center field Friday night against the San Francisco Giants, and from what I've read he's feeling pretty confident he's healthy and ready to resume his productive ways. F...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  5. Opening Day closer shake-ups

    Eric Karabell

    If the first full day of the 2014 major league season is any indication, it's going to be a ridiculous season for big league closers, more so than normal. In a span of a few hours Monday there was one news item after another affecting the crazy world...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  6. Bits: Hunter Pence joins 20-20 club

    Eric Karabell

    Once upon a time back in March, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence made my list of players I liked more than my colleagues did, and thus was more likely to end up with on my teams. My argument on Pence was simple: He was an established prov...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. Disappointing Sandoval homers thrice

    Eric Karabell

    San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is listed on his player card at 240 pounds, and perhaps that's accurate, but I'm taking the over. Kung Fu Panda, as he is affectionately known, has battled weight issues in the past, and it's likely a...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  8. NL West midpoint report

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the 2013 season, and 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 what should happen. Wit...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  9. Bits: Thoughts on Pence, Gallardo ...

    Eric Karabell

    Two San Francisco Giants outfielders were 13th-round picks, on average, in ESPN standard drafts for this season, which surprised me a bit. One was Hunter Pence, who I thought was seriously underrated on draft day. He made my top 100, and while I didn...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  10. Realistic expectations for Gerrit Cole

    Eric Karabell

    It would be a waste of time to look for faults in Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole's big league debut. He took a four-hit, no-walk shutout into the seventh inning at PNC Park against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, with a larger...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  11. 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
  12. What to do about Matt Cain?

    Eric Karabell

    By the second inning of Thursday night's game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies, the concerned, panicked and, let's face it, angry tweets about right-hander Matt Cain started flowing in consistently. Cain allowed three home runs e...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  13. Can we still believe in Eric Hosmer?

    Eric Karabell

    Heading into Thursday's games, plenty of players with 100 at-bats this season had yet to hit a home run, but the names read like a who's who of powerless singles hitters, from Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus to San Francisco Giants infielder Mar...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  14. Bits: Zito getting the job done at home

    Eric Karabell

    I'm not quite sure how San Francisco Giants left-hander Barry Zito does it, since his stuff seems pretty average -- OK, perhaps below average -- but there he was on center stage Wednesday afternoon mowing down the Philadelphia Phillies at AT&amp...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  15. Veteran Barry Zito still getting the job done at home; Dan Uggla ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps the news and notes from Wednesday, including Barry Zito's pitching gem, Dan Uggla's power display and more.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  16. My 'Do Not Draft' list: Posey, Bourn ...

    Eric Karabell

    San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is the consensus top guy at his position this season, a point I have no intention of arguing. Posey has proven himself to be a terrific, accomplished hitter -- and healer of injury -- and his performance in t...

    Blog | March 15, 2013