1. The 10 Most Overrated Pitchers in Baseball

    Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, it is time to take another look at some of the most overrated pitchers in Major League Baseball...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 2 years ago 763 reads 1 comments

  2. Ranking the MLB Commissioners

    When MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced that he planned on retiring after the 2014 season, the reaction around baseball was a collective “yeah, right...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 2 years ago 1,381 reads 0 comments

  3. MLB Expansion: Top 6 Candidates

    Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf caused quite a stir last week when he suggested that he would prefer that MLB contract two teams rather than expanding, according to ESPN...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 2 years ago 33,283 reads 29 comments

  4. The 8 Most Awkward Celebrations in Recent MLB History

    Over the years, MLB has been surprisingly free of embarrassingly bad celebration failures. One theory as to why is because baseball’s fabled honor code discourages players from showing up opponents...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 2 years ago 548 reads 1 comments

  5. MLB's First Hall of Fame Class Will Never Be Topped (and for Good Reason)

    Starting next season, the MLB Hall of Fame ballot is set to get very crowded. Names like Bonds, Clemens, Sosa and Piazza are set to join the ballot in 2013 while Maddux, Thomas, Johnson, Martinez and Griffey are on tap in subsequent years...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 2 years ago 1,280 reads 6 comments

  6. 15 MLB Players That Might Miss the Hall of Fame, and the Ridiculous Reasons Why

    On Sunday, the number of Baseball Hall of Famers will increase by two names, as Barry Larkin was voted in by the BBWAA while Ron Santo is receiving a long-overdue induction by the Veterans Committee...

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  7. Explaining the Competitive Balance Lottery of the MLB Draft

    One of the top priorities of the commissioner’s office during MLB ’s last collective bargaining agreement negotiations was to add new rules to the draft, which are designed to both contain costs and promote competitive balance...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 2 years ago 6,013 reads 0 comments

  8. A's Should Jump at the Chance to Move to Sacramento

    With the loss of the NBA’s Kings all but certain, Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson has decided to turn his sights elsewhere , according to the Associated Press (via Sports Illustrated )...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 2 years ago 1,688 reads 15 comments

  9. Top 10 Comebacks from Tommy John Surgery

    In 1974, Dr. Frank Jobe performed the very first ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, a revolutionary procedure that would become known as Tommy John surgery, named after the very first (and highly successful) recipient of the operation...

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  10. Top 20 Righty Hitters in MLB (Right Now)

    Now that we've hit the midway point of the MLB season, it's time to take a look at the top 20 right-handed hitters in the game at this very moment. But before we begin, let's go over the ground rules: 1...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about 2 years ago 3,796 reads 2 comments

  11. Puig Signing a Reminder the MLB Draft Is the Best Bargain in the Game

    Yasiel Puig, a 21-year old defector from Cuba, signed a 7-year, $42 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 2 years ago 1,690 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB: Expanded Replay Not Needed to Fix Warwick Issue

    “If you cheat and fail, you’re a cheater. If you cheat and succeed, you’re savvy.” - Eric Cartmenez By now, we’ ve all seen Dewayne Wise’s ...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 2 years ago 347 reads 10 comments

  13. Legality Argument for Excluding Steroid Users from the HoF Reeks of Hypocrisy

    With names like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa set to join the Hall of Fame ballot next year, the debate about how to vote for confirmed or suspected steroid users figures to be more intense than ever before...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 2 years ago 1,362 reads 17 comments

  14. Roger Clemens' Decline in Boston Was Greatly Overstated

    Now that Roger Clemens has been found not guilty on all six counts of perjury, talk can resume on whether or not he is worthy of induction into the Hall of Fame...

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  15. MLB's Scoring Drop Far from the Dark Ages of Offense

    Over the past week, we have seen many experts proclaim this as the new Age of Aquarius for pitchers in Major League Baseball...

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  16. Ranking the 29 Pitchers with Multiple No-Hitters

    By now, everybody knows about the unusual no-hitter that took place in Seattle last Friday that saw the Mariners use six different pitchers in the 1-0 victory over the Dodgers ...

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  17. Eight Unbreakable MLB Records (That Nobody Wants)

    511. 4,256. 5,714. 762. Even the most casual of baseball fans recognizes these numbers as some of the most hallowed marks in all of sports...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 2 years ago 342 reads 3 comments

  18. 10 Years Later, Steroid Misconceptions Continue to Be Reinforced

    In 1973, a Congressional subcommittee announced that its staff had completed an “in depth study into the use of illegal and dangerous drugs in sports” including professional baseball...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 2 years ago 2,832 reads 4 comments

  19. Rick Reichardt: The Most Important Baseball Player You've Never Heard of

    Every once in awhile, a player comes along who, for better or for worse, completely changes the way that MLB conducts business...

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  20. Philip Humber a Reminder About the Unpredictability of Perfection

    Of the 200,000-plus games in the history of Major League Baseball , exactly 21 have ended with a pitcher going all nine innings without allowing a baserunner, which is more commonly known as a perfect game...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 2 years ago 197 reads 0 comments

  21. Washington Redskins Set Up Robert Griffin III for Failure

    I nearly dropped my drink when I saw that the Washington Redskins had moved up into the second spot in the draft by sending the St...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 2 years ago 1,989 reads 16 comments

  22. MLB Playoff Expansion: Why 2 Wild Cards Are Better Than One

    It’s official: Major League Baseball is expanding the playoffs for 2012. Thanks to a strong push from commissioner Bud Selig , the players and owners have worked out an ...

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  23. Ranking the All-Star Games in the Four Major Sports

    The NBA All-Star Game is to be held on Sunday, and we have every reason to believe it will be a terrific event for fans and families alike...

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  24. Could Manny Ramirez Become the Next Pete Rose?

    In an effort to improve their moribund offense, the Oakland Athletics announced earlier this week that they had signed Manny Ramirez to a minor-league contract valued at around $500k...

    Joe Halverson Written by Joe Halverson about over 2 years ago 382 reads 4 comments

  25. Giants Tell Buster Posey Not to Block the Plate; Why Should It Even Be a Risk?

    It didn’t take long for the first major controversy of spring training to come to light. Earlier in the week, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced that he ...

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