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  1. Previewing 2015 positional eligibility

    Eric Karabell

    As we wind down another fantasy baseball regular season and look ahead to 2015, it seems worthwhile to give an update on eligibility situations that owners might not be aware of. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz played first base in Pitts...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Red Sox full of fantasy value for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Rusney Castillo era began for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, as the 27-year-old Cuban made his big league debut in center field, hitting seventh and delivering an infield single in four at-bats of a 9-1 loss. This was my first look at Castillo, an...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  3. 'Keep calm' on these young players

    Keith Law

    A lot of highly touted prospects and other young major leaguers had what might appear to be disheartening seasons in 2014. Here are five examples of players whose stat lines this year shouldn't dampen your enthusiasm about their futures. Javier Ba...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  4. Rookie rankings: Jose Abreu still top dog

    Jim Bowden

    This spring, many analysts predicted that this year's best rookies would likely consist of a group of position players that included Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. Red Sox hitters to buy or sell

    Eric Karabell

    The fourth-most owned Boston Red Sox hitter -- and seventh-most owned Sox player -- is Brock Holt. Think about that for a minute. These are the defending World Series champions, a team that scored by far the most runs in baseball in 2013, and Holt --...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  6. Fantasy impact of position changes

    Eric Karabell

    Most times that I've talked to a baseball player about the potential effects a position change will have -- or is having -- on them at the plate, they've looked at me like I was an alien from outer space. In other words, although these guys are human...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  7. Players most impacted by defensive shifts

    Scott Spratt

    With Eric Karabell on a well-deserved vacation this week, we've got a collection of guest bloggers filling in. Jim Bowden batted leadoff Monday, Keith Law had the honors on Tuesday and Wednesday was Tom Lasko's turn. Thursday, we're joined by Scot...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  8. Xander Bogaerts, Julio Teheran best picks of Franchise Player Dra...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses the ZiPS projection system to determine the best (and worst) picks of the Franchise Player Draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2014
  9. Red Sox injury toll mounts

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox appear to have dodged a bullet with Xander Bogaerts. The shortstop was forced to leave Saturday's game in the 11th inning after his right hamstring seized up on him, but the diagnosis was that it was only a cramp. "Normally I ge...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  10. Could Red Sox look to Drew?

    AJ Mass

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that four teams have shown preliminary interest in free agent Stephen Drew, according to an industry source. With the draft coming up in about two weeks, teams will soon be able to sign the shortstop with no l...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  11. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  12. Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox demonstrate importance of b...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why good baserunning has been so crucial to the Angels' success this year, and why poor baserunning is costing the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  13. Rookie rankings: Tanaka leads the pack

    Jim Bowden

    With the season's first month in the books, rookies have quickly had significant impact on their teams. The New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals have new top-of-the-rotation rookie starters, the Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners are enjoying ple...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  14. Nick Castellanos nearing eligibility at 3B

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos isn't quite a third baseman in ESPN standard fantasy formats yet, but it should happen soon. For those who keep wondering about the ESPN rules of eligibility, it takes 10 games in-season to add it, 20 fro...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  15. Boston less likely to turn to Drew

    AJ Mass

    Unless there's some sort of injury that forces the Boston Red Sox to change course, it looks as though the team is prepared to go full-speed ahead into 2014 with Xander Bogaerts at shortstop and Will Middlebrooks at third base. That means the chances...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  16. 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