1. Mike Cameron Retires: A Look at an Underrated Legacy

    With no guarantee of making the big league club, veteran center fielder Mike Cameron has informed the Washington Nationals that he will be retiring rather than reporting to spring training on a minor league contract...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about almost 3 years ago 2,996 reads 11 comments

  2. Jeremy Lin-Tim Tebow Comparisons Don't Really Fit

    It’s always fun when an athlete seemingly comes out of nowhere and has success in the pros. Jeremy Lin, of the New York Knicks, is the latest example...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about almost 3 years ago 809 reads 2 comments

  3. Reaction to J.D. Drew Retirement Confirms He Was Underappreciated

    When news broke that J.D. Drew was considering retirement , the reaction from fans and experts across the country ranged from “meh” to “good riddance...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about almost 3 years ago 14,112 reads 17 comments

  4. Why Ryan Braun Should Keep His MVP Award

    By now, everybody knows that Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers tested positive for a PED just weeks after being named MVP of the National League...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about almost 3 years ago 422 reads 11 comments

  5. Confessions of an Unlikely Tim Tebow Fan

    I admit: I cannot think of a single reason why I should be a Tim Tebow fan. In 2006, I moved to Tallahassee to attend graduate school at Florida State, which coincided perfectly with Tebow’s time at Florida...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 3 years ago 501 reads 1 comments

  6. MLB Makes Great Decision in Expanding Playoffs

    Earlier today, Major League Baseball made a pair of announcements : the Houston Astros were on their way to the American League, and two additional teams were being added to the MLB playoffs...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 3 years ago 251 reads 0 comments

  7. Adrian Beltre Dispels the “Contract Year” Myth for Good

    Due to the pre-existing commitment known as earning money, I was unable to catch the Texas Rangers’ series-clinching 4-3 win over Tampa Bay earlier this afternoon...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 3 years ago 345 reads 0 comments

  8. Ol' Crimson and Me: My Weekend with the WSU Flag

    My beloved alma mater called me for duty last weekend. On Saturday, I had the privilege of waving the WSU Flag in Tallahassee during ESPN’s GameDay broadcast...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 1,093 reads 3 comments

  9. Chicago Cubs Should Hire Kim Ng as Their Next General Manager

    In the midst of yet another disappointing season, the Chicago Cubs decided to part ways with General Manager Jim Hendry and are now in the market for a new GM...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 1,649 reads 8 comments

  10. Pete Rose Should Try an Alternate Path to the Hall of Fame

    Let me say one thing up front: I don’t believe that Pete Rose should ever be reinstated into Major League Baseball. Rose gambled on his team while as a player and a manager, the cardinal sin of not just baseball, but professional sports...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 1,140 reads 9 comments

  11. MLB Draft: Why a Hard Slotting System is a Bad Idea

    It isn’t often that people can say this, but Kansas City Royals fans should be proud of their team...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 1,832 reads 5 comments

  12. MLB Draft: Modest Proposals for the Future

    Let me make this very clear: I do not see the Major League Baseball draft as something that needs fixing ...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 515 reads 0 comments

  13. A-Rod's Gambling Scandal Is Purely Manufactured Drama

    Am I the only one who finds the timing of the latest A-Rod “scandal” to be a little too coincidental? If you haven’t heard by now, MLB has again decided to ...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 255 reads 0 comments

  14. Seattle Mariners Send Erik Bedard to Boston Red Sox in a Three-Way Deal

    Another day, another pitcher dealt. Just one day after trading Doug Fister to Detroit , the Seattle Mariners traded away another member of their formidable starting rotation ...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 450 reads 0 comments

  15. Seattle Mariners Start Dealing, Send Fister to Detroit

    Coming off a franchise-record 17-game losing streak that has essentially torpedoed the season, it was only a matter of time before the Seattle Mariners started trading from their position of strength: starting pitching...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 237 reads 2 comments

  16. Bert Blyleven to the Hall of Fame: Reflections from a Longtime Supporter

    I guess you could say that I hopped on the Bert Blyleven Hall of Fame bandwagon earlier than most. Back in 1990, my older brother and I started what became a rather sizable baseball ...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 337 reads 0 comments

  17. MLB: The Truth About 300-Game Winners

    Three-hundred-game winners are becoming more common, not less. Now, this flies in the face of conventional wisdom, but it is absolutely true...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 978 reads 2 comments

  18. Best MLB Players to Be Dealt at Midseason in the Wild Card Era

    MLB 's hot stove keeps getting hotter, with each new day seemingly bringing a juicy new trade rumor. The biggest names likely to be on the trade market are Prince Fielder (if the ...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 954 reads 4 comments

  19. MLB: Would Removing the Divisions Make a Difference?

    Labor talks are heating up again in Major League Baseball, and one of the more intriguing topics is the idea of completely removing the divisions in each league and going to a one-division format...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 195 reads 0 comments

  20. Albert Pujols Trade Rumors Make No Sense

    I have spent the past few months convincing people that Felix Hernandez trade rumors are pure nonsense , and it appears that the message has sunk in. After all, it has been awhile since I saw anyone suggest he could be dealt...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 1,825 reads 12 comments

  21. Celebrating a Legend: Ranking Cy Young's Most Unbreakable Records

    One of the most overlooked anniversaries in all of sports is occurring at the end of this year: on October 11th, it will have been 100 years since Denton True (Cy) Young retired from the Major Leagues...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 287 reads 13 comments

  22. Armando Galarraga, One Year Later: Reflections on the Imperfect Game

    One year ago today, a journeyman pitcher named Armando Galarraga was pitching the game of his life ...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 321 reads 0 comments

  23. Overlooked Figures: the 7 Most Underappreciated Men in Baseball

    Some people in baseball always seem to get the credit that is coming to them. It's tough to find a fan who does not believe that Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols or Billy Beane has received their proper due...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 467 reads 2 comments

  24. Seattle Mariners: Starting Pitching Can Carry Mariners to the Playoffs

    Don’t look now, but some of best starting pitching in the American League currently resides in the Pacific Northwest...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 632 reads 5 comments

  25. Rick Porcello and the MLB Draft: The Story Everybody Got Wrong

    With the MLB Draft rapidly approaching, it’s safe to assume that a lot of baseball writers will be submitting articles about how the MLB Draft is broken and bonuses to amateurs are out of control...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 1,803 reads 16 comments