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  1. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Click here for the American League second-half previews. Washington Nationals Second-half key: What, other than monitoring Stephen Strasburg's innings limit? Despite injuries that limited Mike Morse, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos (out for the yea...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  2. All-time draft roster: NL East

    Rob Neyer

    Let's move on to the National League with our all-time draft rosters, the best players drafted and signed by each franchise. Remember that they didn't necessarily have to star with that team. Other divisions: AL East | AL Central | AL West Atla...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  3. NL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    And now a look at the National League. Click here for the American League second-half team previews. Philadelphia Phillies (57-34, +89 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second half? Although the Phillies finished ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  4. Grading the NL teams through May

    Rob Neyer

    Philadelphia Phillies (34-20) It sounds odd and awfully nitpicky to say, but the Phillies could have been better. The big problem has been the offense, which has mustered a mediocre 91 OPS+ thus far. In fact, only three regulars have an OPS+ over 10...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  5. MLB Playoffs: Top 10 postseason pitching performances of all time...

    Rob Neyer

    Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum turned in two of the top 10 greatest postseason performances of all time. But No. 1 might surprise you.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2010
  6. Is Roy Halladay this century's best pitcher?

    Rob Neyer

    Jerry Green wasn't quite as impressed by Roy Halladay's no-hitter as you might have been ... And the TV announcers, in their glorious ignorance, proclaimed: "Roy Halladay has just pitched the first no-hitter in the postseason since Don Larsen's ...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  7. Should Cliff Lee have started Game 4?

    Rob Neyer

    As I write this early in Game 4 of the Rays-Rangers series, Tampa Bay's got a 1-0 lead against Texas and starting pitcher Tommy Hunter. I've got no way of knowing how this one turns out. Before the game, though, Jeff Passan was highly critical of the...

    Blog | October 10, 2010
  8. Oswalt racing clock for franchise record

    Rob Neyer

    Bernardo Fallas on a game that might remain in the memories of Astros fans for a long, long time: If this was Roy Oswalt's farewell performance as the Astros' ace at Minute Maid Park, he made sure to make it one to remember. If it was an auditio...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  9. Phillies' margin for error just got a lot thinner

    Rob Neyer

    It's Black Tuesday in Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Phillies placed second baseman Chase Utley and third baseman Placido Polanco on the disabled list Tuesday. Utley has a sprained thumb and Polanco has been bothered by an elbow injury. --sni...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  10. How are great teams built?

    Rob Neyer

    Sean Forman on how great teams acquire talent. Forman's big finish: The four primary ways teams acquire players are the draft; free agency; amateur free agency (which accounts for most of the players from Latin America); and transactions with other ...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  11. Phillies pay top dollar for RBIs

    Rob Neyer

    You can probably imagine my reaction to this: Ryan Howard will remain in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform through the 2016 season after agreeing to a five-year extension worth an average of $25 million per year. The slugging first baseman has a...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  12. Phillies happy to welcome Mets' castoff

    Rob Neyer

    And the Mets-Phillies rivalry becomes just a tiny bit more delicious: Nelson Figueroa, who was designated for assignment by the Mets when Sean Green beat him out for the final bullpen spot, has been claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  13. Rob Neyer: Seattle Mariners' Cliff Lee a great fit for Safeco Fie...

    Rob Neyer

    When you factor in the player and the ballpark he'll call home in 2010, Cliff Lee pitching in Safeco Field should be the best fit among players who changed teams this offseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2010
  14. What's next for Phillies?

    Rob Neyer

    Is it too early to start thinking about next year? Hardly. If Charlie Manuel is already thinking about 2010, why can't we? David Brown:Phillies manager Charlie Manuel might have been conflating the top line from "Terminator" with a famous quote from...

    Blog | November 05, 2009
  15. Smackdown: Big Machine vs. Little

    Rob Neyer

    Hal McCoy on a comparison that is, at the very least, a bit premature: Before I depart for Aruba Saturday and a week's fun on the beach and at the pool as Official Bikini Observer, let me weigh in on the nonsense I'm reading and hearing about the Ph...

    Blog | October 24, 2009
  16. Is Broxton haunted by ghost?

    Rob Neyer

    Boy, talk about your competing views about Jonathan Broxton's meltdown in Game 4. First, here's Los Angeles' Bill Plaschke: The crack of Jimmy Rollins' line drive, the roar of a stunned crowd, the shaking of a chilled stadium will live forever in t...

    Blog | October 20, 2009