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  1. Fantasy impact of David Price deal

    Eric Karabell

    The Tampa Bay Rays are apparently not going to try to make the postseason in 2014, as Thursday's trade deadline saw them move lefty David Price. Price was part of a three-team deal that landed him with the Detroit Tigers, and that really shouldn't al...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. Don't overspend to target Taveras

    Eric Karabell

    The trade of John Lackey for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly is, on the surface, really good news for St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras, because it opens up right field for him on a full-time basis. But what if Taveras just isn't ready to...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. Fantasy fallout of Lester-Cespedes deal

    Eric Karabell

    Thursday's trade deadline got started with the proverbial bang when the Oakland Athletics acquired lefty Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox, but parted with slugger Yoenis Cespedes. What? Say that again? It's true, and quite shocking. From a fantasy ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. Masterson's new value as a Cardinal

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals acquired right-hander Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians for minor league outfielder James Ramsey Wednesday, a day before Thursday's trading deadline. Although I've never been a big Masterson fan, he really could impr...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  5. Players to get before trade deadline

    Eric Karabell

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is Thursday afternoon -- I mean, nobody's been talking about this for the past month, right? -- and while we can't possibly know for sure which players will actually be sent to new teams, I have a few hunches the ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Fantasy value of former No. 1 overall picks

    Eric Karabell

    High school pitcher Brady Aiken was the lucky first overall selection in the MLB 2014 Rule 4 draft Thursday night, and if history is our guide, there's a pretty good chance he'll end up in the major leagues someday, but no guarantees of success. Aike...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Take wait-and-see approach on Ike Davis

    Eric Karabell

    There's hardly a guarantee that the Ike Davis who handled first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates a few days this weekend will hit any differently than the one that struggled so much last season for the New York Mets. The Davis who singled and doubled ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  10. Weekend trades recap, Bits

    Eric Karabell

    Several veterans that used to be varying levels of proficient in fantasy baseball were traded this weekend (just before the deadline to make them eligible for their new teams in postseason play). Among them are Justin Morneau (Pittsburgh Pirates), Mi...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  11. Astros trades create opportunities

    Eric Karabell

    The Houston Astros dealt several players prior to Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadline, neither of them attractive for fantasy owners, but as in most cases with bad teams it's about opportunity created for others waiting to play, or opportunity lost...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  12. Jake Peavy traded to Boston Red Sox

    Eric Karabell

    The non-waiver trade deadline arrives Wednesday afternoon, but a bunch of American League teams couldn't wait, making moves late Tuesday night. Certainly new Boston Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy is the big name here, as he left the Chicago White So...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  13. 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
  14. How trade deadline can shuffle bullpens

    Eric Karabell

    Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek is on quite the roll, having saved three games at Coors Field already this week and 15 consecutive overall since the first week of June. Cishek boasts a strong ERA and WHIP and is on pace for the rare 30-plus save se...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  15. What to expect from Grant Green

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Sunday, the Oakland Athletics hadn't received any home runs from their second base position, fueling speculation that a trade for someone like Philadelphia Phillies option Chase Utley was a possibility. While Eric Sogard finally hit one out ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  16. Bold 2013 predictions for pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    Baseball's offseason is well under way, with trades, signings and much fun already, and there promises to be plenty more in the coming months. So, on the heels of last week's Bold hitter predictions blog, let's check out the players wh...

    Blog | November 15, 2012