Neyer's Wire

Phillies Preparing Contract Offer For Hamels

Cole Hamels is really good. The Phillies are really bad. Cole Hamels is going to make a lot of money after this season. The Phillies, according to Jayson Stark, want to give Cole Hamels a lot of...

Baseball's 5 Most Disappointing Teams

It happens every summer: A few teams begin the season with justifiably high hopes, only to struggle in the first half and essentially fall from contention before the All-Star Game, leaving their fans to wonder how it happened.

Wall Street Journal: Lincecum's Historic Terribleness

By at least one measure, Tim Lincecum's heading toward perhaps the worst pitching season in major-league history. And the fate of his competition isn't encouraging.

What Great Athletes Want

George Brett spent his entire brilliant career with one team. LeBron James jumped ship for big money and big wins. They might not be as different as you might think.

Jacoby Ellsbury Rejoining Red Sox For Stretch Run

The Red Sox' injury-riddled outfield is about to get healthier, with center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury reportedly to come off the DL this weekend and play for the first time since early April. Is it too late for the Sox, though?

National League Handcuffs American League, 8-0

The 83rd All-Star Game wasn't much of a game, as the National League rocked Justin Verlander for five runs in the first inning and cruised to an 8-0 victory.

Visiting With National League All-Stars!

Monday in Kansas City, Rob Neyer got a chance to talk to All-Stars Andrew McCutchen, Jay Bruce, David Wright, Wade Miley, and Michael Bourn.

Bryce Harper Joins N.L. All-Star Squad

Bryce Harper had three shots at making the National League's All-Star team. The players could have picked him. They didn't. The manager could have picked him. He didn't. The fans could have picked...

Daniel Bard's Getting Worse

Daniel Bard struggled as a starter with the Red Sox in the majors, so they sent him down. Now he's struggling a lot worse as a reliever in the minors. Is a diagnosis of Steve Blass Disease coming soon?

Orioles Trying Something Completely Different

Thursday night, Jake Arrieta pitched poorly against the Angels, and afterward became the third Oriole starter in less than a week to get demoted to the minors. Can the Orioles keep winning like this?

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