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  1. Is David Freese a top-10 option at third?

    Eric Karabell

    The other day, I was asked which National League third baseman I'd vote as starter in the All-Star Game. Hey, it wasn't so easy, assuming one looks statistically at this year and doesn't merely base the decision on reputation and caree...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  2. Health is the key to St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese's ability ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the weak NL All-Star candidates at third base and breaks down the prospects of David Freese.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  3. Closer notes: Broxton, Rodney look shaky

    Eric Karabell

    Opening Day of a baseball season is always awesome, but for quite a few closers on Thursday, it certainly was not. There were six games played, and in each one of them there was either a save or a closer directly figuring into the decision (and not i...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  4. Jonathan Broxton, Fernando Rodney look shaky while recording save...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at a handful of save situations following Opening Day action, passing along his thoughts on Craig Kimbrel, Fernando Rodney, Jonathan Broxton and others.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  5. Encarnacion, Votto hurt; trade roundup

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners had a legitimate -- in theory -- decision to make a few months ago if looking at drafting first basemen in the second round. Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Davis were off the board, leaving, essentially, Edwin Encarnacion, Prince Fielder a...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. What to expect from April surprises

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to May, when the fantasy standings start to make some sense. We'll also get enough answers about some of the top performers from April to make proper decisions about them. Let's examine some of the top surprises from the month that passed and...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  7. Call-up Springer already top-20 outfielder

    Eric Karabell

    There's big news in the fantasy baseball world today, as the Houston Astros made the surprising but welcoming decision to promote intriguing outfield prospect George Springer to the major leagues for Wednesday's game. Springer was ESPN Fantasy's No....

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  8. All-Star pitcher interviews: Locke, Kimbrel

    Eric Karabell

    There's perhaps no All-Star who has been more of a surprise this season than Pittsburgh Pirates lefty Jeff Locke. After all, he's not a particularly hard thrower and wasn't raved about as a prospect, and yet he has won eight of 10 decisions so far, w...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  9. Bits: McCarthy shuts down Rangers

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics right-hander Brandon McCarthy won his fifth consecutive decision Thursday, holding the Texas Rangers to one run on three hits in seven innings. McCarthy, who fanned five and didn't walk anyone -- he didn't go to a three-ba...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  10. Brandon McCarthy of Oakland Athletics quiets Texas Rangers bats, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Thursday's games, including another strong outing from Brandon McCarthy.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  11. Randy Wells completes strong August

    Eric Karabell

    • Chicago Cubs right-hander Randy Wells became the latest to shut down the struggling San Francisco Giants, tossing a two-hit shutout Monday, fanning seven and winning his fourth consecutive decision. Wells finishes August with a 3.32 ERA an...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  12. Randy Wells of Chicago Cubs shuts down San Francisco Giants, fini...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell highlights the top fantasy news from Monday, including a strong finish to August from Randy Wells.

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2011
  13. The truth about daily lineup decisions

    Eric Karabell

    Full disclosure: I'm not one of those fantasy owners who constantly makes daily lineup decisions based on the schedules, the ballpark or even the opposing pitcher. In daily leagues, I rarely keep extra active hitters on the bench, instead choosi...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  14. Fantasy baseball owners shouldn't overthink matchups, ballparks o...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers a stark reality to those fantasy owners who like to analyze (overanalyze?) their starting lineups in daily transaction leagues.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  15. Bits: Brian Matusz a wise investment

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz threw 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday in his season debut, earning a no-decision. Matusz, who missed the first two months with a back injury, was terrific down the stretch last season, goi...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  16. Brian Matusz of Baltimore Orioles looks strong in first start, wo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Wednesday's action, including encouraging performances from Brian Matusz and Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2011