1. Ray Pride: How the Tampa Bay Rays have Won

    The Tampa Bay Rays are officially on top of the baseball world. It took three months and a hockey season's worth of games, but the media has finally given in to this young and impressive ball club...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 816 reads 2 comments

  2. MLB: Division by Division Recaps

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

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 171 reads 5 comments

  3. The Hot Stove Reflections: Part Two

    In the previous section of Trade Reflections, I took a look at the marque trades from the 2007/08 Hot Stove League. In this series, I will focus on three pitcher for hitter swaps that occurred...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 445 reads 8 comments

  4. Frenchy Can't See at Night!

    Will Carroll, of Baseball Prospectus does a nearly daily column in which he writes about injuries within Major League Baseball...

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  5. Hot Stove Reflections: Part One

    Sitting near the mid-way point of MLB's 2008 Season, what better time to reflect upon the previous Hot Stove League. This, also sparked by Bob Nightendale of the USA Today reflecting upon some of the same trades...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 322 reads 0 comments

  6. MLB: Instant Replay Debate Revisited

    This comes as a reflection to a recent Rosenthal column which sources a 'high-ranking MLB official' whom asserts that "it is 'very' realistic to expect that MLB will introduce replay on boundary calls sometime in August...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 614 reads 2 comments

  7. Call YOUR Shot

    I'm certain by now everyone has heard of the contest that Major League Baseball and State Farm are running...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 154 reads 9 comments

  8. Trade Reflection Part Two - The Jury is Out?

    Post #101!So apparently it is a done deal. Under two months into the major league season it is a no-brainer...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 769 reads 0 comments

  9. Squawking Baseball: Reviewing a Great Sports Website

    Squawking Baseball has long been one of my favorite websites to check out. The author does a great job of not overloading the readers through not making several posts a day...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 176 reads 0 comments

  10. Potent Potables—Quotes That Caught My Ear

    This afternoon was the first time I actually sat down and watched a full round of golf. I play golf, poorly, but I have never felt compelled to watch a round of golf. Today I watched one, and it reminded me a lot of basketball...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 225 reads 0 comments

  11. Trade Reflection Part One - The Anticipatory Set

    Sometimes I wonder how a General Manager loses his job. Clearly there are times which warrant such a move, but rarely does a General Manager come in, clean house, start all over and build a contender while going without error...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 447 reads 0 comments

  12. Clayton Kershaw: Most Hyped Los Angeles Dodgers Prospect

    DirecTV is stepping it up with their latest ad campaign, so I figured it was only right that I did as well, so here I am, blogging it out...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 1,309 reads 2 comments

  13. MLB: Rekindling the Instant Replay Controversy

    While watching last night's Cleveland vs. Texas barn burner, the umpires stirred up the instant replay controversy once again...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 1,118 reads 1 comments

  14. A Moneyball Perspective

    After reading John Beamer's article over at The Hardball Times I felt compelled to write a piece on MLB salaries and team spending...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 342 reads 0 comments

  15. Adam Miller Watch - May 15, 2008 in Review

    Check out MiLB.com's Gameday for Adam Miller's showing against the PawSox on May 15, 2008.In another quality start, Miller held the PawSox to two runs over six innings while just missing out on the complete game...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 127 reads 0 comments

  16. Adam Miller Watch - May 9, 2008 in Review

    The Adam Miller watch returns in what may be a rain out here in Buffalo. It is the middle of May and Miller is yet to pitch in a game where the weather cooperated for him...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 159 reads 0 comments

  17. Cleveland Indians: Adam Miller Watch, May 4

    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Miller's fastball was being clocked at 93 mph in spring training, which is excellent for a pitcher who missed a great deal of the 2007 season...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 2,563 reads 5 comments

  18. Link of the Day (For the Week of April 27 - May 3)

    I'm going to start a new series where I pick the most interesting article I read in a week and briefly write about it...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 625 reads 3 comments

  19. Adam Miller Watch - April 28, 2008

    After a successful return to the Hill for the 2008 season, Adam Miller will look to build off of what should have been a nice win. Without the errors and a little bit better fielding, I believe Miller would have made it through 6 innings without issue...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 510 reads 3 comments

  20. MLB: Fantasy Friday's...Actually on a Friday?

    I'm heading to Cleveland this weekend for the Yanks-Indians game on Saturday afternoon. Apparently fans will be provided with 'rally towels' to help motivate the Indians as they try to remain hot after sweeping the Royals...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 614 reads 0 comments

  21. Adam Miller Watch: April 23, 2008

    Adam Miller of the Buffalo Bisons will take the bump for the first time in 2008 tonight as he tries to reclaim his status as one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 471 reads 3 comments

  22. Carsten Charles Sabathia II

    I'm a fan of the Indians, alright! And again Ken Rosenthal has again made an error in his judgment of a player.CC Sabathia, the contract year left hander for the Cleveland Indians is having a forgettable start to his 2008 season...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 711 reads 9 comments

  23. Fantasy Baseball: Take a Chance on Me, Week Four

    My weekly Take a Chance on Me entry can also be found here at The Fantasy Baseball Generals.Last week's TACOM picks did not hurt their status of being quality free agent pick ups ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 293 reads 3 comments

  24. RETURN of Fantasy Friday's (With a Sprinkle of Under the Radar)

    "I mean, I know it's just joke after joke, but I like that. At least it doesn't get all preachy and up its own ass with messages, you know?" - Trucker (South Park, 2006)By now, ...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 440 reads 0 comments

  25. Fantasy Generals Speculator, Part Four: Bargains and Busts

    In this week's Fantasy Baseball Speculator, Patrick DiCaprio asked, "Who will be this season's biggest fantasy bargains and busts?"I told Patrick he was welcome to shorten my responses but here is what I sent him...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 378 reads 0 comments