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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Top 20 impact prospects for 2014

    Keith Law

    My top 100 prospects ranking from late January focused on long-term career value, which meant the list included many teenaged prospects who easily could be five years from producing any positive value for a major league team. If we're looking just at...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  13. Players with much at stake this spring

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have seen enough in Xander Bogaerts to believe that he's ready now, and the Indians are counting on Danny Salazar, who was so good at the end of last season, to plug a rotation hole. There are other young players who have more at stake...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  14. Projecting Keith Law's top 100 prospects - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at stat projections of Keith Law's top 100 prospects to see where the numbers agree (and disagree) with Law's rankings.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  15. American League East top 10 prospects by team for 2014 - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the top 10 prospects for every AL East team, and also identifies sleepers and guys who could make a big league impact in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  16. Red Sox not all-in on youth

    AJ Mass

    According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, the Boston Red Sox are perfectly comfortable going into 2014 with youth in their lineup in the form of Xander Bogaerts at shortstop and Will Middlebrooks at third base. "We feel like we're in good s...

    Blog | January 23, 2014