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  1. Remaining value of Darvish, Bailey

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Wednesday, five of the top 20 starting pitchers by ESPN average draft position this season -- a quarter of them! -- had that annoying asterisk next to their name denoting their place on the disabled list, and as we found out earlier this wee...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. Weekend Watch: Matt Kemp returns

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is expected to make his season debut in center field Friday night against the San Francisco Giants, and from what I've read he's feeling pretty confident he's healthy and ready to resume his productive ways. F...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  3. Bits: Samardzija bests Zimmermann

    Eric Karabell

    It's not terribly uncommon for a pitcher to be among the top 10 in strikeouts and walks in the same season. Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish achieved this distinction last season, Washington Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez was close, and San Franci...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Bits: Melky back on the DL; Darvish K's 14

    Eric Karabell

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis runs really fast, and he likes to show it pretty much every chance he gets. Davis isn't a terrific baseball player overall, but the guy can flat-out steal bases. Even with his intermittent playing time, nobody...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  6. Darvish joins long list of aces on DL

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers don't seem particularly worried about right-hander Yu Darvish, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain in his trapezius muscle in his upper back, so really, fantasy owners shouldn't overreact to the news. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  7. Projecting SP wins: My updated top 10

    Eric Karabell

    Unlike home runs and stolen bases and most offensive statistics, for that matter, pitcher wins are not a good gauge of a player's true ability. They just aren't. We could compare myriad sets of pitchers in this space with similar statistics in ERA, W...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  8. What to do about Matt Cain?

    Eric Karabell

    By the second inning of Thursday night's game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies, the concerned, panicked and, let's face it, angry tweets about right-hander Matt Cain started flowing in consistently. Cain allowed three home runs e...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  9. Five things to watch this weekend

    Eric Karabell

    The Washington Nationals, fresh off a 98-win season and expecting a similar result in 2013, enter their weekend series with fewer wins than their surprising opponents, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Which team is better? That's an easy one. It's the team wi...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  10. Friday's five things you need to know

    Eric Karabell

    Before any games commence this weekend the focus will be in Boston as the Red Sox return home to Fenway Park for the first time since the horrific events earlier in the week during the Boston Marathon. There will be plenty of good baseball that will ...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  11. Friday's five things you need to know

    Eric Karabell

    Our first full weekend of the 2013 regular season will start with numerous Friday afternoon games, including the 1980 World Series rematch between the Kansas City Royals and Philadelphia Phillies, with Hall of Fame third basemen George Brett and Mike...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  12. Brian Roberts showing signs of returning to form; Yu Darvish shut...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Tuesday's games, offering his thoughts on Brian Roberts, Yu Darvish, Marco Estrada and others.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  13. What to expect from sophomore class

    Eric Karabell

    Thirteen players received Rookie of the Year votes (across both leagues) following the 2012 season, and to varying degrees, those players will be under the microscope this season. Of course everyone wants to see how Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  14. Yoenis Cespedes, Todd Frazier among intriguing group of sophomore...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses his 2013 expectations for intriguing second-year players such as Yoenis Cespedes, Todd Frazier and Jarrod Parker, and whether they'll be worth their draft-day price tag.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  15. Fantasy lessons learned so far in 2012

    Eric Karabell

    If asked to name the biggest story of the 2012 fantasy baseball season, most people would highlight the extraordinary performance of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout. Not only has he locked up AL Rookie of the Year honors, but regardless of w...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  16. Mike Trout, Aroldis Chapman, Adam Dunn among biggest fantasy stor...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses some of the many lessons he's learned about fantasy baseball based on the returns so far this season.

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2012