Rolen has a career bWAR of 70.1, which is higher than Tony Gwynn, Eddie Murray, Ivan Rodriguez, Carlton Fisk, Edgar Martinez, Ryne Sandberg, Roberto Alomar, Craig Biggio, Andre Dawson, and other position players of recent decades.
Barry Bonds deserves Hall of Fame enshrinement
A highly controversial former MLB superstar will again be eligible for Baseball Hall of Fame voting this year, and he deserves to be elected and inducted.There is little doubt that Barry Bonds is one of the most controversial figures in Major League Baseball over the last few decades.Along with players such as Pete Rose, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens, and Manny Ramirez, … Continue reading Barry Bonds deserves Hall of Fame enshrinement
2012 American of the Year: Michael Phelps
Politics, faith, education, service to either country or community have been the hallmarks of the previous eight honorees as the 'American of the Year': Pat Tillman (04), Bill O'Reilly (05), Billy Graham (06), Chuck Cassidy (07), George W. Bush (08), Glenn Beck (09), Ron Paul (10) and Seal Team 6 (11) have all distinguished … Continue reading 2012 American of the Year: Michael Phelps
How to handle the ‘Steroid Era’ in baseball
I wanted to wait a bit before fully forming and stating my opinion after last week's announcement by Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees that he had previously used steroids to enhance his on-field performance. I've been asked about it by a number of people already who know of my life-long love affair with … Continue reading How to handle the ‘Steroid Era’ in baseball