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  1. What to do if you own Josh Hamilton

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia certainly raised eyebrows this past weekend when he said outfielder Josh Hamilton, now in his second season with the club, is not the same player he was previously with the Texas Rangers. Perhaps it's a motiva...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. Fantasy takeaways from Futures Game

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday's All-Star Futures Game at beautiful Target Field showcased plenty of power-hitting prospects on the rise, with myriad reporters congregating around the lockers of Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Texas Rangers third b...

    Blog | July 13, 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. Adrian Beltre the latest star to hit shelf

    Eric Karabell

    A second member of the top 10 in ESPN average live drafts has hit the disabled list, as Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw has company in Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. However, while Beltre was placed on the DL Sunday, i...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  7. Bullpen Report: Who closes in Texas?

    Eric Karabell

    Of the few closer situations that still have some degree of uncertainty, what's happening with the Texas Rangers should be of special interest. After all, the Rangers remain pretty good, having won 90 or more games four consecutive seasons, and simil...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Is Arian Foster the slam-dunk No. 2 pick?

    Eric Karabell

    We can all agree that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the top pick in fantasy football drafts this season. What we apparently cannot agree on for sure is who is second. A month or so ago, I was confidently on board with Houston Texa...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  11. Monday Bits: Examining Rangers' bullpen

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to the final few days of July. On Wednesday, the last day of the month, there likely will be trades that affect both real baseball and the fantasy version. Some of the players moved will be big names, some will be minor leaguers, and in some ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  12. Garza a better fit in Chicago than Texas

    Eric Karabell

    I suppose we should congratulate the Texas Rangers for sending prospects to the Chicago Cubs for right-hander Matt Garza, a clear upgrade for their rotation. But from a fantasy aspect, I hardly view it as an upgrade to our teams. While Garza is exper...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  13. Darvish joins long list of aces on DL

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers don't seem particularly worried about right-hander Yu Darvish, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain in his trapezius muscle in his upper back, so really, fantasy owners shouldn't overreact to the news. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  14. Does Manny Ramirez still have relevance?

    Eric Karabell

    On July 22, a few days after play resumes following the All-Star break, the Texas Rangers are scheduled to host the New York Yankees on ESPN. On Wednesday, I discussed Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez being on the mend from hip surgery, and how h...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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