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  1. AL Central: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    As the fantasy baseball offseason continues, it's time to recap/preview the American League Central. Click here for the AL East. Enjoy! Chicago White Sox Fantasy MVP: While lefty Chris Sale was really, really good, finishing No. 6 among all pitcher...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. Willingham can replace injured bats

    Eric Karabell

    Josh Willingham bashed 35 home runs for the 2012 Minnesota Twins, while also drawing 76 walks, and while it might not seem clear, those skills remain. Sure, Willingham hasn't been able to hit for average or stay healthy since, but the intriguing Mond...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  3. Talking baseball with AL All-Stars

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- One of my favorite players to watch this season has been Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, in part because his excellent performance, at least to this level, was unexpected. After all, Dozier was a 20th-round selection in ES...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. What impact will Kendrys Morales have?

    Eric Karabell

    The Minnesota Twins were the surprise franchise that ended up with noted free-agent slugger Kendrys Morales this weekend on a one-year contract. Morales, who hit 45 home runs the past two seasons for the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels and sh...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  5. Colabello a shrewd daily league pickup

    Eric Karabell

    The story of Minnesota Twins first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello is actually kind of interesting, one I followed during the past year due to my investment in one of my deep teams. The Massachusetts native played for most of his 20s in the indepe...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. Top-50 fantasy prospects breakdown

    Eric Karabell

    Wait, so there's an actual top prospects list without the great Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton at the top of it? How could that be! Well, before you get upset while examining the official ESPN Fantasy top-50 prospects list for 2014, note ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  7. Bits: Grant Balfour ineffective of late

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics right-hander Grant Balfour saw his first action of the week in Thursday's 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. It wasn't a save opportunity, but Balfour hadn't pitched since Friday, when he needed 35 pitches to close out the Houston As...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Mauer placed on DL: Five fill-in options

    Eric Karabell

    Anytime a player gets that little asterisk signifying a disabled list stint next to his name this late in the season, fantasy owners must consider the risks versus the rewards of keeping the player or looking elsewhere. With awesome Minnesota Twins c...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  10. 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
  11. AL Central midpoint report

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the 2013 baseball season, and obviously, 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 wha...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  12. Hicks struggling, Mastroianni worth a look

    Eric Karabell

    Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire might not want to admit it, but rookie outfielder Aaron Hicks is clearly overmatched at the plate. I caught a few of Hicks' at-bats over the weekend and again Monday, with each of them ending in strikeouts,...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  13. Rookie Aaron Hicks struggling to hit at big league level; Darin M...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy highlights from Monday's games, including rookie Aaron Hicks' continued struggles and Wei-Yin Chen's outing versus the Red Sox.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  14. Anderson, Chacin win in their returns

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics lefty Brett Anderson made a triumphant return from Tommy John surgery with seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday. Anderson struck out six Minnesota Twins and walked no one. Although his workload will be monitored the rest of...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  15. Brett Anderson wins in his return from Tommy John surgery; Ian De...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Tuesday's games, including the triumphant return of Brett Anderson and another big game from Ian Desmond.

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  16. Podcast: Machado, angry players, Posey

    Eric Karabell

    A 20-year-old infielder getting a surprise promotion was foremost on our minds as SweetSpot blogger Dave Schoenfield and I gathered to record Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. 1. Manny Machado is a big leaguer! Good for the Baltimore Orioles, we ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012