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  1. Cubs roster in flux

    AJ Mass

    When the second-half of the season begins, it's not quite clear who will be in the starting rotation for the Chicago Cubs in their new "post-Samardzija and Hammel deal" reality. ESPN.com's Jesse Rogers reports that "Edwin Jackson, Travis Wood and Jak...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. Bits: Josmil Pinto continues to rake

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps it's a Minnesota thing. Major league catchers are hitting a disappointing .247 this season, with a .703 OPS, but the Minnesota Twins laugh at that number. Their catchers are hitting .305 with a .867 OPS. Three-time batting champion Joe Mauer,...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  3. Bits: Ludwick returns; Lawrie stays hot

    Eric Karabell

    Ryan Ludwick was the Opening Day left fielder and cleanup hitter for the Cincinnati Reds this season, which is easy to forget since entering Monday that was literally the only major league game the veteran slugger had played in this season. Ludwick t...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Second-half rankings reactions: Pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    It didn't take my Twitter followers long to realize that I had ranked pitchers in the ESPN Fantasy midseason rankings a bit lower than my colleagues. Yes, that's by design. My list of those making their living throwing the baseball started with Los A...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  6. Morneau shows pop; Straily fires gem

    Eric Karabell

    Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau smacked 19 home runs last season, which isn't really all that much for a former MVP or even a regular at his position, but it helped make him worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues. It also gave hope that ...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  7. Bits: Segura now tops on Player Rater

    Eric Karabell

    While rehabbing Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke gets the headlines for the possibility he will come off the disabled list and pitch Wednesday, the relatively unknown shortstop prospect acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Los Ange...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  8. Starting pitchers Matt Harvey, Jon Lester, others off to hot star...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola examines the peripheral numbers of several starting pitchers off to hot starts, such as Matt Harvey, Jon Lester and Justin Masterson, to see whether they can be expected to maintain their early success.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Bits: Thome makes Orioles debut

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome was hitless in four at-bats in his Sunday debut with the team, doing so from the No. 5 lineup spot. Thome, acquired from the reeling Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, is expected to see regular at-b...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  12. Jim Thome makes Baltimore Orioles debut; Chicago Cubs' Travis Woo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses some fantasy baseball highlights from Sunday, including a good start from Travis Wood and Jim Thome's Orioles debut.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  13. Drew Stubbs solid in return from DL

    Eric Karabell

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Drew Stubbs came off the disabled list Monday and had two hits, stole his 14th base and scored two runs. Stubbs missed three weeks dealing with an oblique injury, and he's available in nearly 20 percent of ESPN standar...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  14. Drew Stubbs of Cincinnati Reds returns from DL, provides a stolen...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most interesting fantasy tidbits from Monday's action, including Drew Stubbs' return to action after a DL stint.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  15. Bits: Adrian Gonzalez OF-eligible soon?

    Eric Karabell

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis came off the disabled list Tuesday and homered for the team's lone run. However, the bigger story for fantasy is how manager Bobby Valentine fit Youkilis, rookie sensation Will Middlebrooks and regular...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  16. Even with Kevin Youkilis returning for Boston Red Sox, Adrian Gon...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Tuesday's games, including Adrian Gonzalez playing his third game in the outfield this season.

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2012