1. Instant Replay Debate: The 5 Minute Home Run

    Well, Instant Replay, you got one right. Last night, against the Minnesota Twins, Carlos Pena of the Tampa Bay Rays launched a home run that was called on the field as 'fan interference'...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 761 reads 5 comments

  2. Ray Pride Part V - 9 = 8 = Magic Number of 1

    Well, the season is yet to be completed but with the Rays magic number sitting at 1, and the Red Sox trailing the Jays by 4 in the bottom of the 2nd inning (at the Rogers Dome) it looks as though ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 342 reads 2 comments

  3. What Would the Outsider Do: San Diego Padres

    The San Diego Padres are at an interesting crossroads. They have some pieces in place where they should be competing in what is a fairly weak National League West division...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 197 reads 1 comments

  4. What Would the Outsider Do: Baltimore Orioles

    After spending big and failing to make a legitimate impact in the American League East, the O's have restarted their rebuilding process and have an outstanding core that is very close to something special...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 261 reads 2 comments

  5. What Would the Outsider Do: Washington Nationals

    The Washington Nationals, unlike the last WWOD installment (San Francisco Giants), is a team that I am beginning to appreciate...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 239 reads 4 comments

  6. What Would the Outsider Do: San Francisco Giants

    The San Francisco Giants have been a major surprise this season. In 2007, the team finished with 71 wins as a team that featured one of the most fearsome hitters in the league, and another that is comically allergic to walks...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 362 reads 50 comments

  7. Ray Pride Part IV - When it RAYnS it Pours

    Every once in a while you find a musician that is writing the type of music that fits perfectly with how you as an individual are feeling...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 196 reads 0 comments

  8. Oh Canada!, Toronto Blue Jays' Promotional Blunders

    While in Beijing, Canadian Olympians are still without a medal. The baseball team, which I intend to cover in more detail in the coming days, has looked strong while playing in China and appears ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 446 reads 3 comments

  9. Trade Speculator: Tribe Talk

    Mark Shapiro churned out another couple of trades over the weekend, and he maintains his position as one of the craftiest GMs in baseball...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 475 reads 0 comments

  10. Trade Speculator: Yankees and Pirates Strike a Deal

    According to Baseball Digest Daily, the Yankees have agreed to send Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf, Phil Coke, and George Kontos to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 247 reads 0 comments

  11. Trade Speculator: Astros and Diamondbacks Make Minor Moves

    I suppose the title of this entry is not entirely true, as both moves involved players who should have a fairly decent impact on their teams...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 624 reads 1 comments

  12. Adam Miller Watch Update

    Once Adam Miller's injury had been rediagnosed as a hole in his skin, which could have led to major infection issues, and it was thus surgery was required...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 208 reads 0 comments

  13. Trade Speculator:Diamondbacks and Brewers Acquire "Clubhouse Warriors"

    The Trade Speculator returns to reflect upon two trades that have occurred since the end of the All Star Break. Both trades were relatively small deals, but both will have a valuable enough impact on their respective teams to make them worth discussing...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 196 reads 0 comments

  14. Trade Speculator: Will Joe Blanton Make an Impact for the Phillies?

    Baseball Digest Daily is reporting that the Oakland Athletics have traded Joe Blanton to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor leaguers Adrian Cardenas, Matt Spencer, and Josh Outman...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 1,106 reads 31 comments

  15. Three Days Without Baseball: A Reflection of the Worst Time of the Year

    Wow! So what is a person supposed to do with oneself?They can reflect on complaints that I simply do not understand in regards to the All Star Game and it's current 'This time it's for real' format...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 355 reads 2 comments

  16. The Outsiders' National League All Stars

    Yesterday, I posted who I thought should have represented the American League in tonight's All Star Game. I know you have been desperately waiting to see who I pick for the National League...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 302 reads 0 comments

  17. The American League All Stars

    Since everyone else is doing it, I'm going to chime in with my personal All Stars. I will select 25 players and do my best to select a member from each ballcub-although I am not going to leave out a deserving candidate to fulfill this requirement...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 169 reads 0 comments

  18. OWNED! Reflections of the Pre All-Star Break Season

    I get owned on what appears to be an INXS message board. I'm not sure if this exactly hurts, I mean these are INXS fans, right? In reflection of a post I created during the middle of ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about almost 6 years ago 330 reads 2 comments

  19. Take a Chance On Me: 9th Edition

    "I poured a bottle of Goldshlogger in a goose hoping for golden eggs" - Steven Colbert The last issue of TACOM suggested that a manager head out and acquire a couple players that were on the Disabled List and appeared to be on their way back...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 6 years ago 98 reads 0 comments

  20. MLB Trade Speculator: Rich Harden Traded to Cubs

    MLB.com is reporting that the Chicago Cubs have acquired Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin from the Oakland A's for Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton, Eric Patterson, and minor-league catcher Josh Donaldson...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 6 years ago 1,261 reads 4 comments

  21. Cleveland Indians Say Hello to Matt LaPorta

    It's official. Matt LaPorta is now an Indian. Along with LaPorta, Zach Jackson, Rob Bryson, and a player to be named later (PTBNL) were traded from Milwaukee to Cleveland for C.C. Sabathia...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 6 years ago 24 reads 14 comments

  22. Trade Speculator - CC Sabathia - Part I

    For Charles Carstens and the Indians, hopefully this Trade Speculator is part one of one. As reported by Tim Hardicourt and Anthony Witrado, the Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 6 years ago 211 reads 2 comments

  23. Ray Pride: Part II

    Nate Silver, over at Baseball Prospectus, discusses the success of the Rays in a much more eloquent manner than I was capable of doing a few days beforehand...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 6 years ago 278 reads 0 comments

  24. MLB International Signing Day - Michel Inoa Scouting Report

    According to Baseball Digest Daily, The Oakland Athletics are scheduled to make a major player announcement in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic on Wednesday at 11:30 AM ET...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 6 years ago 911 reads 3 comments

  25. International Signing Day

    Tomorrow (July 2) begins the start of Major League Baseball's International Signing Day. Some of the majors biggest stars have come from this day, which primarily focuses upon Latin American and the Caribbean...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about 6 years ago 1,018 reads 0 comments