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  1. AL West: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    As the fantasy baseball offseason continues, it's time to recap/preview the American League West. Click here for the AL East and AL Central. Enjoy! Houston Astros Fantasy MVP: The best player in all the fantasy world was an Astro. No, really. Mike...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  2. Least Valuable Player awards for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers, playing better of late but still the worst team in the American League, started seven rookies in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros. The Rangers have used a record number of players to get through the season, and while...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  3. Why Shin-Soo Choo should rebound

    Eric Karabell

    There really doesn't appear to be anything wrong with Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo that patience, health and luck won't fix, so for all his fantasy owners wondering why he's apparently stopped hitting, running and to an odd extent walking, ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  4. Promotion of Rougned Odor noteworthy

    Eric Karabell

    Let's first get something straight: The player who made his major league debut at second base for the Texas Rangers Thursday night pronounces his name ROOG-ned o-DOOR. Perhaps you, the intrigued fantasy owner who sees him sitting on your waiver wire,...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  5. Yoenis Cespedes a worthy trade target

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes returned to the team's lineup Tuesday after missing four games with a tweaked hamstring, getting one single, two walks and three runs scored in a blowout win over lefty Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers. ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  6. Eric's top 10 fantasy prospects for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    Relying on rookies in fantasy -- in any sport -- is often dangerous. Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar was the hotshot rookie entering spring training a year ago. He was labeled a can't-miss option, and then, despite all the skills and some op...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  7. Bits: Samardzija bests Zimmermann

    Eric Karabell

    It's not terribly uncommon for a pitcher to be among the top 10 in strikeouts and walks in the same season. Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish achieved this distinction last season, Washington Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez was close, and San Franci...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  8. AL West midpoint report

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the 2013 baseball 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 ha...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  9. Bits: Nelson Cruz quietly producing

    Eric Karabell

    Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz fell to the 13th round, on average, in ESPN live drafts prior to this season, which seemed a bit strange, but it made him a nice bargain. Sure, there's outfield depth this season and Cruz has had trouble staying o...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  10. Moreland no longer Rangers' 'weak link'

    Eric Karabell

    A month ago, the focus on Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland was on how he was the weak link in a strong lineup and should be replaced in the lineup by hotshot prospect Jurickson Profar. Ian Kinsler would slide from second base to first base ...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  11. Bits: Outlook for rookies Gattis, Grimm

    Eric Karabell

    With so many interesting first-year players to watch this season, it would have been nearly impossible to predict that the top rookies for the month of April, as chosen by MLB, would be Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis and Texas Rangers right-hande...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  12. How long will April rookies of the month Evan Gattis and Justin G...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the long-term value of April's surprise rookies of the month Evan Gattis and Justin Grimm.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  13. What's wrong with Michael Young?

    Eric Karabell

    Sometimes the end of the line comes a bit early for not only fantasy owners, but real teams. I was reminded of this when the Seattle Mariners sent Ichiro Suzuki to the New York Yankees on Monday night, getting shockingly little for a once-great playe...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  14. Texas Rangers' Michael Young going through major decline this sea...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the struggles of the Rangers' Michael Young, who is offering very little for fantasy owners this season.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  15. Bits: Jarrod Parker continues hot start

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker was excellent again Monday, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers and ultimately throwing eight shutout innings. Parker, owned in a mere 7.3 percent of ESPN standard leagues, ...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  16. Jarrod Parker of Oakland Athletics allows one hit in eight inning...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Monday's games, including a near no-hitter for Jarrod Parker.

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2012