Some Phillies Links For You, August 6, 2010: Pedro Speaks, Chooch Rakes, Grateful Sweeney

Minaya believes Amazin’s can still ful-Phil promise
Can they?

American Chronicle | Jim Ruppert: Schofields, Werth are in same club as Colemans
Wow what an interesting stzzzzzzzzzzz...

Ruiz keeps dialing up clutch hits as Phillies complete sweep in Florida
NOT EVEN COUNTING last night, Ruiz over the last 28 days: .329/.373/.529.

Braves to retire Glavine's No. 47
Retirement plaque to be four inches wider on each side in honor of Glavine's accomplishments on the mound.

Sweeney ecstatic to join contender
Sweeney has played with two teams with winning records in his career (2003 Royals, 2009 Mariners).

Phillies' Brown picked the right field to follow
Imagine how awful it would have been for him at University of Miami... as a star athlete on that campus. Brutal.

Baseball Prospectus | Ahead in the Count: The 2010 Trade Deadline
Matt Swartz raps at ya about the Trade Deadline (subscription required).

As Mets prepare for Phillies, chances to salvage season are slipping away | NJ.com

After all, the Mets lead the league with 12 walk-off losses. The bullpen ERA is 3.66, but the group’s expected fielding independent pitching (xFIP) mark — which measures the factors that pitchers alone control, like home runs and bases on balls — is more than half a run higher.

Consider me impressed that a mainstream writer is referencing xFIP. Now if only they'd adopt SIERA...

Pedro Martinez Going to Disney World, Then Maybe a Contender - NYTimes.com
The write-up is coming, I swear.

Braves Beat Giants Behind Jurrjens, Gonzalez and Hinske - Talking Chop
If you don't hate the Braves, then I hate you.

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