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  1. How to deal with injuries to Molina, Phillips

    Eric Karabell

    Earlier this week, the popular injury for preseason top-five first basemen Edwin Encarnacion and Joey Votto was the quad. On Thursday fantasy owners got a few more jolts of bad news with thumb ligament injuries to St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier M...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Adams valuable, even if Taveras returns

    Eric Karabell

    St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams played in 52 games before hitting the disabled list in late May with a calf injury, and in that span, he hit a mere three home runs. Adams was getting many singles, beating defensive shifts, but it was har...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. Peralta among most unlucky hitters so far

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps no hitter illustrates how wildly unpredictable Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP) can be more than St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta. A year ago with the Detroit Tigers, Peralta hit .303 with a .374 BABIP, including a ridicul...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. Hang with, or buy low on, Homer Bailey

    Eric Karabell

    Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey entered his Monday outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates having been torched for four runs in each of two outings by the strong St. Louis Cardinals lineup, leaving many of his fantasy owners concerned. Bailey...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Papi still highlights oldie-but-goodie list

    Eric Karabell

    I get a kick out of armchair analysts pontificating that someone like St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday "isn't getting any younger." That just makes me laugh. Yes, it's factually correct that Holliday is getting older. Of course, so are Mi...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  6. Bits: Future ace Michael Wacha shines

    Eric Karabell

    It's amazing how the loaded St. Louis Cardinals continue to develop tremendous young and relevant pitching, almost an embarrassment of riches. Not only will right-handers Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal likely receive Rookie of the Year votes, but...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  7. Bits: Billy Hamilton makes debut

    Eric Karabell

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton certainly played a key role in his big league debut Tuesday night, scoring the lone run in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Of course, Hamilton did not bat in the game, or play the field, but he entere...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  8. Bits: Freese losing starts; Alexei hitting

    Eric Karabell

    Big league rosters expand in less than two weeks, and fantasy owners will see more interesting prospects get the call. The St. Louis Cardinals decided they didn't want to wait that long for second baseman Kolten Wong, summoning him from Triple-A Memp...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  9. Yadier Molina's injury, potential fill-ins

    Eric Karabell

    Things were looking so good for the St. Louis Cardinals last week, but now the losses are piling up. For one, the team has lost six consecutive games, including Tuesday's doubleheader sweep by the legitimate Pittsburgh Pirates. A bigger loss, however...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  10. All-Star hitter interviews: Kipnis, Zobrist

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals are one of baseball's most successful organizations, in part because they think progressively and try new things. Coaxing more defensive versatility from their hitters is one of the more obvious themes, and certainly the fact ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  11. Opportunity knocking for Matt Adams?

    Eric Karabell

    On Thursday morning, a trusted ESPN colleague outside of the fantasy department emailed me about young St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Adams, asking whether he was worth owning moving forward. My answer was simple: If Adams played regularly, he'd be...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  12. NL Central 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. Let...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Wil Myers could help the Tampa Bay Rays right now; Oswaldo Arcia ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his notes from Monday's games, including his thoughts on the Tampa Bay Rays' offense and the St. Louis Cardinals' closer situation.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  15. Friday's five things you need to know

    Eric Karabell

    Our first full weekend of the 2013 regular season will start with numerous Friday afternoon games, including the 1980 World Series rematch between the Kansas City Royals and Philadelphia Phillies, with Hall of Fame third basemen George Brett and Mike...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  16. Rosenthal, Carpenter ready to help now

    Eric Karabell

    For years, the St. Louis Cardinals have been open to creativity in the way they construct the roster. For example, the 2006 Cardinals won a World Series with unproven Adam Wainwright thriving at closer, and in 2011 slugger Allen Craig was used at sec...

    Blog | March 19, 2013