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Some Phillies Links for You, April 30, 2010: Short Off-Day, Return of Cliff, Howard's K

Abbreviated Off-Day Links For YOU!

Crashburn Alley - Mets Series Preview: Joe Janish
Bill does a Q&A with MetsToday.

The Fightins " A Guide To Your 2010 Phillies’ Facial Hair
Buy this poster; hang it up in your house. I guarantee it'll make the ladies swoon. Or run from you, the creepy guy. Whatever.

Inflation helps Phillies ... but how much? - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Rob Neyer indirectly addresses Matt Swartz's outstanding take on the Ryan Howard contract.

Pelfrey up for Halladay challenge -
BIG PELF's BABIP allowed is .249. His runners stranded percentage 93.6%. xFIP = 4.30. He's doing great, but this won't hold up.

Launching Pad: Opening night for M's Lee
Good luck, Clifton.

Paul Hagen: Talk soup on Howard's megadeal from Phillies | Philadelphia Daily News
I would hope there are better ways to financially strap your opponents than by crippling yourself.

IronPigs win 5-3; Lidge activated -
I can't exactly say I have a ton of confidence in Drew Carpenter if he needs to come up and fill in.

Colby Shreve Earns First Pro Win in 4-1 Lakewood BlueClaws Victory Over the Kannapolis Intimidators
His first professional start, Shreve went 5.1 IP, allowing just 2 hits and 1 ER.

Heyward Homers, but Braves fall to Cardinals 10-4 - Talking Chop
Braves lose ninth game in a row. Wow.