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Jacob Karasik, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Jacob Karasik

Jacob is a sports fanatic who recently moved to Baltimore, MD after spending most of his life in NY. Even though it's been a rough few years, Jake is still a die hard Mets fan who bleeds blue and orange. The sports highlight of his life was attending game 6 of the 2006 NLCS at Shea.

Will Aroldis Chapman's tired arm be enough to carry the Reds to a National League title? (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
By Jacob Karasik On Friday, October 5th, 2012
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Breaking down the Natinonal League playoff matchups

Will Aroldis Chapman’s tired arm be enough to carry the Reds to a National League title? (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) With the 2012 regular season in the books, here is quick recap of the National League More...

Are pitchers like Heath Bell worth the price tag attached to the "closer" role? (Robert Mayer/Sun-Sentinel)
By Jacob Karasik On Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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Analysis: Why closers are overrated and unnecessary

Are pitchers like Heath Bell worth the price tag attached to the "closer" role? (Robert Mayer/Sun-Sentinel) One of the silliest traditions in baseball is managers saving their best reliever strictly for More...

Brandon Belt has to be wondering when his time to shine will come for the San Francisco Giants. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
By Jacob Karasik On Monday, April 16th, 2012
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Giants’ curious handling of Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt has to be wondering when his time to shine will come for the San Francisco Giants. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) When the San Francisco Giants rode their incredible pitching staff to a championship More...

Was New York ready for their Word Series run or did Joe Torre spark the Yankees?
By Jacob Karasik On Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
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Why baseball managers are overrated

When Joe Torre took over the New York Yankess in 1996, the local media wasn't very supportive. Almost nothing can get a fan base more pumped up than firing and/or hiring a “big name” manager or coach. The More...

All the buzz about Jose Reyes may not play out for fantasy owners in 2012. (AP Photo/Retna, George Napolitano, via MLB Network)
By Jacob Karasik On Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
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Five NL players to avoid in your fantasy draft

All the buzz about Jose Reyes may not play out for fantasy owners in 2012. (MLB Network) Last week, we touched on some NL players you should absolutely have on your radar come draft day. Today, we’ll explore players More...

Jordan Zimmermann should be stronger than ever for the Washington Nationals in 2012. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
By Jacob Karasik On Monday, February 6th, 2012
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Seven NL players to grab in fantasy baseball drafts

Jordan Zimmermann should be stronger than ever for the Washington Nationals in 2012. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) With football season officially over and spring training a few weeks away, it’s time we start looking More...


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