1. 2008 American League "Shoulda" Gold Gloves

    The American League Gold Gloves will be handed out today at 4 PM EST on ESPNews. Similar to yesterday, I will kick-off this event by posting who the actual winners should be...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 985 reads 12 comments

  2. 2008 National League Gold Glove

    The Rawlings Gold Glove awards are given to those who displayed the leagues most superior fielding, as voted on by managers and coaches—not the BBWAA, as I previously mentioned...

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  3. 2008 National League "Shoulda" Gold Gloves

    The Baseball Writers of America Association traditionally botch giving out awards, none is more obvious then with the Gold Glove Awards. The BBWAA typically enjoy giving awards to fielders who are also strong hitters...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 417 reads 9 comments

  4. The Chicago White Sox Go Under the Radar

    On Monday (but officially reported on Thursday), the Chicago White Sox signed ex-Colorado Rockies second basemen Jayson Nix to a one year, minor-league contract...

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  5. Are the Oakland Athletics Too Selective?

    Tomorrow is an election day, and while this blog has nothing to do with politics (at least directly), I do feel the need to share (at my blog-adult content?) an outstandingly humorous clip from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia...

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  6. Junichi Tazawa, The Newest Arm in Free Agency

    There is a brand new entrant to this year's free agent starting pitcher crop—his name is Junichi Tazawa. Likely to be a first round selection in the Japanese draft, Tazawa requested that ...

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  7. Dayton Moore's Big Plan

    I'm not sure what it is either, but it has to be something!Today, the first day of the 2009 Hot Stove League, Dayton Moore of the Kansas City Royals completed a trade with Larry Beinfest ...

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  8. World Series Rain Delay

    If you are watching, or were watching, you know by now that Game 5 of the World Series, the possible decisive game of the World Series, is being delayed due to rain...

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  9. Under The Radar - JP's Busy Friday

    Who said Hot Stove action during the World Series is pointless?Canadian ex-left handed pitcher Adam Loewen has been signed to a two year contract by the Toronto Blue Jays...

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  10. Ray Pride XII - World Series

    Over at Baseball Digest Daily, myself and fellow BDD writers were asked to pick a World Series winner and give a brief explanation of our pick. Here's what I said,I’ve got the Rays winning this series in four games...

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  11. "What Would the Outsider Do" - Atlanta Braves

    The Atlanta Braves are in uncharted territory. This is a club that, as you all know, did not miss the playoffs for 14 consecutive seasons. In 2007, the club emptied its prospect bank and brought aboard highly coveted first basemen Mark Teixeira...

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  12. Ray Pride Part XII - The World Series is Set

    Absolutely unbelievable! A little mouse from the Tampa Bay area took out what some had come to tab as a dynasty. The Rays took care of the Red Sox in the seventh game of the American League Championship Series, one in which no one will be soon to forget..

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  13. "What Would the Outsider Do" - Detroit Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers have a very interesting situation and are the definition of why I feel there should be a cap on draft spending before a cap is placed on Major League contracts...

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  14. "What Would the Outsider Do" - Pittsburgh Pirates

    This may very well be the most difficult WWOD I am going to write. The problem, there truly is nothing in the cupboards...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 210 reads 2 comments

  15. "What Would the Outsider Do" - Texas Rangers

    With one of baseball's best young players to build around, the Rangers simply need to put together a supporting cast similar to what the Cardinals have put around Albert Pujols...

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  16. Under The Radar - Charlie Manning

    "Really? Her?"-Michael BluthWell no, not Bland, but Charlie Manning! Yesterday, the St. Louis Cardinal claimed the left handed Charlie Manning off of waivers from the Washington Nationals...

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  17. Division by Division Recaps (2008 Season's End)

    Before the season began I previewed each division. I discussed the major additions and key loses teams had suffered as well as giving my prediction of how teams would finish...

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  18. Really? You Too TBS?

    "One of the toughest things is to find a left handed pitcher who can get left handed hitters out."-TBS BroadcasterI'm actually going to leave this one alone-for now...

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  19. Ray Pride VI - October is the New Pride Month

    You "didn't listen!" - Randy Marsh (South Park, Season 9, Episode 8)At the end of March, I called the Tampa Bay Rays my American League East division winners in my 'Division by Division Preview'...

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  20. Divisional Series Predictions

    Over at Baseball Digest Daily, each of the writers chimed in with their Divisional Series predictions, check out their comments here, and their predictions below:As you can see, Timm Davis is the only other author who knows what he is talking about...

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  21. "What Would the Outsider Do": Cincinnati Reds

    With a handful of promising Major League ready youngsters, the Reds are poised to build their roster into a contender in the near future. However, 2009 will not be that season and the Reds should simply be content with development and health...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 354 reads 7 comments

  22. 'Closing' Day??

    I can't think of another season, another league, another sport, where the playoff picture is not completed after the final day of the regular season...

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  23. Octoberquest 2008: Cubs v. Mets

    Following tonight's action through MLB.com's GAMEDAY, I came across one of the most hilarious lineups in recent memory...

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  24. What Would the Outsider Do: Seattle Mariners

    The Mariners are a team that that I truly have limited interest in. Despite being one of two teams which gets "national" coverage in Canada—a blog and rant for another time—the Mariners simply are a team that I cannot cheer for...

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  25. The Yankees are Un-American?

    "I went off for like twenty minutes! It was amazing! I totally popped...I talked for like twenty minutes about how the traffic system sucks, and that we should only have yellow lights, because then we could be very cautious, but not get stuck in traffic..

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 6 years ago 285 reads 0 comments