1. Dear Yahoo/Experts League Organizers

    May you please allow me to join a league with Brandon Funston? Yesterday Yahoo released their starting pitcher preseason ranks . Mr. Funston tabbed Jon Lester as his 11th best starting pitcher...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 3 years ago 141 reads 1 comments

  2. Fantasy Baseball: Let's Try This 'Blogging' Thing Again, Again

    I've been thinking that it's time to try getting back into writing. I truly did enjoy it when I was at my heyday of putting out an article a day and part of me misses it...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 3 years ago 110 reads 1 comments

  3. Roy Halladay: Gutting It Out

    I don't know a lot, or really anything about cars, so I rarely if ever give my input regarding them. I don't follow basketball and probably couldn't name the "star" player on every ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 4 years ago 141 reads 0 comments

  4. ALCS and NLCS: Roy Halladay Not the Only Giant Left

    Well, I went 4-0 with my AL and NL Division Series picks. I was a little nervous about picking the Rangers over the Rays and the Giants over the Braves, but in the end, everything ended how I expected...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 4 years ago 149 reads 3 comments

  5. Derek Norris: A Great Prospect for the Nationals

    Right, it's playoff time, and I'm making a quick post about a single-A catcher—deal with it. I made my Division Series picks at the final hour over on my twitter page (yea, ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 4 years ago 518 reads 0 comments

  6. Major League Baseball: All About the Playoffs

    Dave Cameron of FanGraphs keeps the playoff story alive in proposing yet another idea for "improving" baseball down the stretch...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 4 years ago 209 reads 0 comments

  7. Nick Markakis' Doubles Feat All for Naught for Baltimore Orioles

    During last night's Jays-O's radio broadcast, I heard a "record" that hasn't been getting any press and also one that drew me to an even more startling conclusion...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 4 years ago 136 reads 2 comments

  8. AL and NL MVP Races: Sports Illustrated's Cliff Corcoran Proves Clueless

    I will touch on this more in the coming days, but I simply could not pass up on the opportunity to call out one of the most stupid comments I have ever read. And let me tell you, that bar is quite low! Cliff Corcoran of SI...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 4 years ago 590 reads 8 comments

  9. Expanding MLB's Playoff Format

    Mmm, I don't like it.Next!Here's the basis; Tom Verducci at SI.com writes an article suggesting a way to improve Major League Baseball's playoff format and add some revenue...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 4 years ago 934 reads 8 comments

  10. Manny Ramirez: Are Steroids Really the Issue?

    I know, I know, I'm not going to make it in the business if I keep making enemies; burning bridges is not a good idea. And of course my "elitist attitude is not going to get me far...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 4 years ago 159 reads 2 comments

  11. MLB: A Case for Felix Hernandez for the Cy Young Award

    The Cy Young Award is one of many awards that typically sparks debate over whether or not the right player won; think back to when Bartolo Colon won the award in 2005, a year when he led the league in essentially one statistical category, wins...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 4 years ago 216 reads 1 comments

  12. Jose Bautista's Accuser Deserves the Penalty Box

    I won't link you to the article which is the basis for this article, but I will give you a brief summary: A hockey writer and self proclaimed pot stirrer, decided to take his turn writing ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 4 years ago 553 reads 19 comments

  13. Blue Jays GM Riccardi Outfoxes Naysayers

    Now I am simply confused...Listening to Toronto's AM 640 yesterday, the sub for Bill Waters was discussing the Blue Jays and taking calls about the Blue Jays. There seemed to be an ongoing theme that J...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 5 years ago 71 reads 2 comments

  14. Gasp! Sammy Sosa Presents a Noble Truth

    Now I hate to be cynical, but really? This is a story?I first heard the news that Sammy Sosa had tested positive for taking performance enhancing drugs as I was driving around, taking care of some pre-Korea errands...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 5 years ago 49 reads 0 comments

  15. It's Not That I'm Back...

    I have, for all intents and purposes, clipped the wings that made my site soar. While things were far from booming for me, I was very pleased with the direction of the site and the increased readership...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 5 years ago 129 reads 1 comments

  16. Procrastinating Prognostication: American League

    While a week has passed, I can't honestly say I am in a different frame of mind with my projections then I was a week or two ago...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 5 years ago 29 reads 0 comments

  17. Did You Get the Memo?—Wasting a First Round Pick

    Well, maybe that is a little harsh, but the point remains the same: Orlando Hudson is not worth a first round pick...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 5 years ago 204 reads 0 comments

  18. The Barry Bonds Saga: New Inadmissable Evidence

    The first games of Spring Training are just days away. This should excite even the least enthusiastic fan. Here, at the Outsiders Look, I am simply beside myself with joy! Oh, and the biggest sports trial in recent memory isn't too far off either...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 5 years ago 76 reads 12 comments

  19. Orioles Receive Pie For Olson

    How many authors are going to drop some lame Baltimore desiring a piece of Pie joke on this one?On January 18th, 2009, the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs came to an agreement on ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 5 years ago 194 reads 14 comments

  20. ADHD and Baseball

    I'm not entirely sure why or how this made headlines, but Major League Baseball is just like the rest of America. That's correct; according to baseball's recent "Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 5 years ago 835 reads 0 comments

  21. Mis-Article of the Week: Misremembering Facts

    When did it become okay for writers to improperly analyze facts? I know everyone wants to be a sportswriter, but simply because you have fingers and a keyboard does not give an individual the right to report incorrectly the goings-on of the game...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 5 years ago 456 reads 29 comments

  22. Questionable Assumption: Would Barry Bonds Have Been a Good Hitter in 2008?

    As promised, yet another follow up to the Barry Bonds saga. Jack Marshall writes, ...[S]igning Bonds in order to make the playoffs would have been a dubious and foolish deal for any ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 5 years ago 230 reads 7 comments

  23. Ethics and Baseball: Reflecting on Barry Bonds' Snub

    Not just yet. I'm going to take a look at three of the main aspects regarding the Barry Bonds issue as pertaining to the article written by Jack Marshall over at the Hardball Times...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 5 years ago 251 reads 2 comments

  24. On Logic and Barry Bonds

    Well, apparently I've gone out and upset someone, quite possibly ticked them off. That's fine, often times during a discussion individuals let their passion and opinion trump logic. Yesterday I reviewed an article over at the Hardball Times...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 5 years ago 114 reads 12 comments

  25. Barry Bonds Is Unethical

    Over at the Hardball Times there is a well-written, albeit illogical, rationale regarding why teams did not sign Barry Bonds for the 2008 season...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 5 years ago 473 reads 21 comments