1. Felix Hernandez Trade Speculation: Enough with the Nonsense!

    Every time I check the Bleacher Report, it seems like there’s a new article from somebody speculating on potential trades for Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners ...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 1,378 reads 36 comments

  2. Why the Hall of Fame Will Not—and Should Not—Ban PED Users

    To the surprise of no one, the recent Barry Bonds perjury trial ended with a result that satisfied neither party and only really succeeded in stirring up another round of PED-related articles...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 856 reads 4 comments

  3. MLB History: Five Impossible Statistics That Actually Happened

    Unbreakable records and feats are as intertwined with MLB history as metal cleats and pine tar. Numbers like 56, 16, 1...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 2,056 reads 0 comments

  4. 5 Lesser-Known Pro Sports Leagues Whose Legacies Last to This Day

    Not every former professional sports league has managed to live on today. In fact, the vast majority of pro sports leagues never lasted too long. However, that doesn't mean they didn't have a lasting impact on professional sports...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 1,525 reads 0 comments

  5. Jim Edmonds and the Bizarre Argument Being Used against His Hall Candidacy

    Last week, centerfielder Jim Edmonds announced his retirement after a 17-year career centered mainly around the Angels and the Cardinals ...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 677 reads 0 comments

  6. Bud Selig's Legacy: Is the Commissioner Underappreciated?

    Pitchers and Catchers Report. For many, those four special words signal the beginning of the end of the long winter months and the unofficial start of the new sports calendar...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 293 reads 1 comments

  7. Why the MLB Draft Is the Best Bargain in the Game

    When compared to its NFL and NBA cousins, the MLB draft receives very little attention. Part of this is by design: the draft is held during the middle of the season (and before the ...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 1,532 reads 6 comments

  8. MLB Trade Rumors: Chone Figgins Going from Mariners to Athletics?

    The latest talk out of the rumor mill has Seattle 's Chone Figgins headed to Oakland in a deal that involves Kevin Kouzmanoff and may or may not include Toronto as a third team...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 1,441 reads 8 comments

  9. Andruw Jones: Future Hall Of Famer?

    Earlier this offseason, the statistical community rejoiced when the Hall of Fame finally voted Bert Blyleven into the Hall of Fame after 14 years on the ballot...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 4,015 reads 46 comments

  10. Pud Galvin: The Godfather of Juicing

    To most fans, the idea of steroids being a problem in baseball (commonly referred to as “juicing”) is a recent problem that begins right around the time Jose Canseco joined the Major Leagues...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 3,433 reads 1 comments

  11. New Orleans Hornets To Seattle: Thoughts From a Sonics Fan

    Earlier in the week, the NBA announced that the league was purchasing the New Orleans Hornets franchise from George Shinn—who had owned the team since their first days in Charlotte...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 2,877 reads 11 comments

  12. My 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    Last Monday, Major League Baseball revealed the names of the 33 players on the 2011 Hall of Fame ballot. The list contains 19 first-year candidates along with 14 holdovers from previous seasons...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 833 reads 3 comments

  13. Colt McCoy: Why He Deserves Sportsman of the Year

    December is just around the corner, which means that we are only weeks away from the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 3 years ago 849 reads 0 comments

  14. Why Felix Hernandez Should Start on Sunday

    It's been a nightmarish season for the Seattle Mariners and their fanbase. Picked by some to win the AL West, the team imploded as the season progressed and will likely finish with one of the two worst records in all of MLB...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about almost 4 years ago 20 reads 0 comments

  15. Seattle-Toronto: An Historic Game Even Without Ichiro and Bautista

    It's safe to say that the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners yesterday afternoon was one of the greatest, most historic, random games in MLB history...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about almost 4 years ago 220 reads 0 comments