Lincecum Finishes First Half With Worst ERA In Majors - RealGM Wiretap Tim Lincecum may welcome a few days off after his horrendous first half on the mound. The Giants right-hander lasted less than four innings in a 12-3 loss to the Pirates on Sunday. The two-time Cy Young Award winner heads into the All-Star break with a 6.42 ERA nike free 3.0 v2 womens , the highest in baseball. "You never want to say I've hit rock bottom or anything like that, but when things are going as bad as they are right now, you've got to go out there with the feeling like you've got nothing left to lose," Lincecum said. "I have to erase this, obviously remember it and use it to know what I don't want to go through again. "It's been terrible. It's a terrible feeling. When you're the weakest link, that wears on you." Marlins Still Considering Run At Shields - RealGM Wiretap
The Miami Marlins are "still discussing" a pursuit of free-agent pitcher James Shields, according to a report.
The market for Shields remains unclear, but his value appears to be lower than initially believed.
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Rafael van der Vaart has said he "can imagine playing in America" amid interest from Sporting