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Some Phillies Links for You, May 17, 2010: Jimmy Back?, Brewers Swept, Minor Accomplishments

Phillies Notes: Rollins just an exam away from return
please be healthy, please be healthy, please be healthy...

Philadelphia Phillies put closer Brad Lidge on 15-day disabled list - ESPN
About effing time. Of course, now he'll be abused, thrown out there five times a week, because he's their only good reliever right now.

Even Halladay finds a new pitch to use
Roy Halladay learned something from Kyle Kendrick? Shut up.

Burrell designated for assignment; ex-Phil was hitting .202 for Rays | Philadelphia Daily News | 05/17/2010
It's been discussed elsewhere at great length, but I just want to add that, if this is the end of the road for Pat Burrell, it's been a great run, and thank you.

New York Mets in search of pitching depth, but don't expect Pedro Martinez to get a call
If the Mets continue playing like they've been playing, they have no use for Pedro Martinez.

Rays use 'ground game' to beat Mariners, Lee

"Cliff Lee is one of the top two or three pitchers in all of baseball, as far as I'm concerned," Maddon said. "I'm watching this guy and I'm just imagining the Phillies with him and (Roy) Halladay at the same time. That would be ridiculous."


Washington Nationals: 2013 Wild Card Winners? Drew Storen Set To Make MLB Debut. - Federal Baseball
The Nationals are looking more and more legit.

Phillies still have something in the cupboard after trading all those prospects | Philadelphia Daily News | 05/17/2010
Jarred Cosart probably deserves a little more than a cursory mention at the end of the article.

An older Domonic Brown is becoming a wiser player in Phillies system
In the event Jayson Werth leaves, the disappointment ought to be tempered somewhat by the fact that he'll be replaced by such an exciting young player.

Wrapping Up the Near No-No | BlueClaws Blog
Left-hander Nick Hernandez continued his run of outstanding pitching for Lakewood, losing his no-hitting with two outs in the eighth inning during the BlueClaws 9-1 victory over Greensboro.

Braves Win Behind Hudson, Prado, and Hinske - Talking Chop
The Braves top the Diamondbacks by a score of 13-1.

Marlins 10, Mets 8: Niese Injured, Mets Swept - Amazin' Avenue
Marlins manhandle Mets

Rockies 2, Nationals 1: Rockies Take Series Behind 2007-Edition Jeff Francis - Purple Row
The Rockies won their fourth in their last five games, behind Jeff Francis, who has been out of the big leagues since 2008.