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  1. Five things to watch this weekend

    Eric Karabell

    The Washington Nationals, fresh off a 98-win season and expecting a similar result in 2013, enter their weekend series with fewer wins than their surprising opponents, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Which team is better? That's an easy one. It's the team wi...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  2. Bits: Is Alex Cobb the real deal?

    Eric Karabell

    Not all strikeout rates translate from the minor leagues to the majors, but in the case of Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, who was successful in 2012 but hardly outstanding, it seemed like the best was still yet to come. It's why I paid p...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  3. Alex Cobb shuts down New York Yankees, adding to already deep Tam...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-relevant notes from Wednesday, including another strong start from Rays righty Alex Cobb.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  4. Bits: Is Clay Buchholz's breakout for real?

    Eric Karabell

    Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz, owner of a no-hitter from his second big league start way back in 2007, nearly matched the feat Sunday when he held the beleaguered Tampa Bay Rays -- yes, them again -- hitless for seven innings. Buchholz is...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  5. Boston Red Sox's Clay Buchholz has been lights-out; Tony Cingrani...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy highlights from the weekend games, which included another Clay Buchholz pitching gem and another key pitcher injury (Johnny Cueto).

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

    Eric Karabell

    Struggling starting pitchers will certainly be on display this weekend as teams -- both real and fantasy -- wonder if their aces will deliver. Of course, it's not even Tax Day yet, so in general it's wise to be patient. By the way, don't forget to pa...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  7. Shields fires gem; Davis hits 33rd homer

    Eric Karabell

    • Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields finished his season with a dominating effort against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, striking out 15 in a complete game, though he lost. Shields allowed only two hits, but one was a Chris Davis home...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  8. B.J. Upton's power, Guthrie's hot streak

    Eric Karabell

    • Tampa Bay Rays outfielder B.J. Upton smacked three solo home runs Sunday against the Texas Rangers, giving him 21 on the season. Upton is a pending free agent, and while he has generally been a reliable producer of homers and stolen bases, si...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  9. B.J. Upton clubs three home runs; Jeremy Guthrie fires another ge...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell checks in on the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Sunday's games, including a three-homer game from the Rays' B.J. Upton.

    Blog | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  10. Seeking long-term sleeper, bust pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    I went into the 2012 season thinking Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields was about as safe as could be for fantasy owners and left-hander Matt Moore was a breakout star capable of taking home top rookie pitcher honors. Instead, these guys enter...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  11. Josh Johnson, Tim Hudson, Tom Milone look like solid options over...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell seeks out some upcoming pitching sleepers and busts based on their projected schedule for the next four weeks.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  12. Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Moore a 2012 fantasy disappointment

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore's skills, splits and recent trends to determine whether the young lefty will pitch better in the second half.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  13. Podcast: Awards winners, early signings

    Eric Karabell

    The gang got back together for the final November edition of the Baseball Today podcast, as Mark Simon and I spoke about myriad offseason matters and welcomed a special guest! 1. ESPN senior writer Jim Caple shares his stories off the offseason bo...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  14. Alex Cobb continues to impress

    Eric Karabell

    • Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb allowed only three hits and two runs (one earned) to the New York Yankees Monday, lowering his ERA after six starts to 3.09. Cobb's plight is similar to Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Vance Wo...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  15. Alex Cobb of Tampa Bay Rays continues to take advantage of opport...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews Monday's fantasy-worthy performances, including the returns of Fausto Carmona and Carl Crawford.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  16. Scott Baker, Jon Lester leave with injuries

    Eric Karabell

    • Minnesota Twins right-hander Scott Baker left Tuesday's home outing against the Tampa Bay Rays after five innings with a mild right-elbow strain. Baker allowed one unearned run and lowered his ERA to 3.01. Owned in 90.6 percent of sta...

    Blog | July 06, 2011