1. Opening Day! Part 4.5 of 5: Reaction and Reflection

    Drunken Jays fan discusses last night far better then I could have.Since I am boycotting the Jays, I became a Red Sox fan last night...

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  2. Cincinnati Reds: Cueto Mania!

    After an outstanding spring for the Reds, Johnny Cueto, one of the league's most hyped pitchers, is continuing where he left off. He absolutely owned the Diamondbacks in Cincinnati this afternoon...

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  3. Division by Division Preview: NL East

    To be a shock jock…On ESPN Radio this morning Colin Cowherd reported a study conducted by CBS that reported those with a college education and who make more then fifty thousand dollars ...

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  4. Division by Division Preview: AL East

    Onto the final third of the league—the most potent division and the one in which I will probably receive the greatest amount of disdain for my predictions. In fact, I may lose my badge as baseball writer/blogger altogether...

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  5. Division by Division Preview: AL West

    “What does the future of sports look like? This magazine has spent its whole short life trying to figure that out. But as we learned long ago, forecasting the future is futile...

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  6. Division by Division Preview: NL West

    The National League West is the most wide open division in baseball. Aside from the San Francisco Giants, there is no clear cut winner in the division, nor does there appear to be one for the ...

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  7. Fantasy Fridays, Vol. 4: March Madness in the Outfield

    I love the Sonic commercials...In the second last edition of Fantasy Fridays draft special, I will discuss some solid bargains in the outfield. This group will come as an unglamorous bunch that hold the same value as those drafted significantly higher...

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  8. Division by Division Preview: NL Central

    I’m calling it, right here, right now. The National League Central will pose zero threat to the other divisions in baseball...

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  9. Division by Division Preview: AL Central

    Division by Division Preview This will be, as you might be able to guess, a six part series. I will carefully look at each major league division, discussing the moves they made and predicting where they will finish in the coming season...

    Brandon Heikoop Written by Brandon Heikoop about over 6 years ago 696 reads 2 comments

  10. Fantasy Friday, Vol. 3: Corner Infielders

    In this week's Fantasy Friday, I will discuss a few corner infielders who are currently being undervalued in drafts. This does come with a warning however, as the drop off from the top 10 first basemen to the rest of the pack is substantial...

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  11. Fantasy Baseball: Is Alex Rodriguez Your Number One Pick?

    I always thought this song by INXS said "We're better than Oasis." In fact, I imagine if INXS could do it all over, they would probably change their lyrics to such...

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  12. A Preview of Things to Come....

    With the baseball season just around the corner, I figure it is a good time to get things organized and present you with a plan of action going forward. First, the third issue of Fantasy Fridays should be up at Baseball Digest Daily in a day or so...

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  13. Fantasy Friday, Vol. 2: Middle Infielders

    Hopefully this post is slightly less long winded then the last. You will have to excuse me though, as I was attempting to explain to the reader why you should take (and expect similar numbers) ...

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  14. MLB: The Delay Will not be Televised

    Consider, if you may, a delay of game and a rain delay. Why is it that one is shown and the other is bogged down with replays of the worst made for TV movies there is? To be honest, ...

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  15. Barry Bonds and Freedom: Collusion in MLB?

    "Tell your friends" - Jose Canseco (via The Onion)John Brattain writes an article at The Hardball Times that is exactly what I had planned on writing this week...

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  16. MLB Prospects, Part Three: The Wheel Was a Good Invention

    In the first of a three part series, I defined what makes a prospect. In part two I took a look at the top prospects by organization. In the final installment I will discuss the top ten prospects in all of baseball...

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  17. MLB Prospects, Part Two: I'm Not Reinventing the Wheel Here

    "Some days, we're ripped and town away. From the shore, and tossed to a watery grave. Set adrift, and the depths in the hands of the gods we curse...

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  18. MLB Prospects: Part 1 - Defining a Prospect

    In the first of a three part series, I take a look at what makes a prospect. Part Two will take a look at the top prospect by organization. Part Three will discuss the top ten prospects in all of baseball...

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  19. The "Juiced" Era of Baseball

    In my first blog entry at Baseball Digest Daily, I briefly examine the main issue people have with the 'Juiced' era. The question involves whether it is the technology or the morality of taking performance enhancing drugs...

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  20. Oh, What a Day: Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

    Oh, what a day! To me, the beginning of Spring Training is the baseball equivalent of Thanksgiving. The weather is changing. It is a day to look back (or forward) and be thankful. Most of all, it signals the start of something...

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  21. Baseball Digest Daily: How Did This Happen?

    On Jan. 28, 2008, I received an email from Dave Rouleau at Baseball Digest Daily asking if I would consider writing for the website. BDD is a site I've been visiting for some time, so obviously I was thrilled about the position...

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  22. Washington Nationals Trade Makes New York Mets Look Foolish

    “You know how I know you’re…” making an incredible deal??? When you trade a below-league average catcher who is owed just under $10M for the next two ...

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  23. MLB Update: Erik Bedard Trade Official

    When news first broke of the Bedard to the Mariners trade I posted my reaction to the trade involving Bedard for Jones, Sherrill and Tillman...

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  24. Good Trade? Bad Trade?: Mets Shell Out Big Bucks for Johan Santana

    I understand that the Mets will always have the financial resources. But when they are locking up $70-75M in three players (Wright, Reyes, Santana) how high can the team still manage to turn ...

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  25. Let's Make a Deal: Orioles, Mariners Mull a Trade

    "We do not have any reports of fatalities yet, but we believe that the death toll may be in the hundreds of millions. Beaverton has only a population of about eight thousand, Tom, so this would be quite devastating...

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