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Some Phillies Links for You, June 14, 2010: Head of the Class, Going to Rehab, Treading Water

2010 Draft Review - Phuture Phillies
The War and Peace of 2010 Phillies draft profiles. Get a cup of coffee and have a read.

Philadelphia Phillies Draft Review - Minor League Ball
John Sickels takes a look at the 2010 Philadelphia Phillies draft class.

Phillies chat with Bill Conlin | Philly | 06/13/2010

Bill Conlin takes your questions about the Phillies in a live chat at 11 a.m.

This ought to be good...

Phils wake up against Wakefield
Ugly wins are OK by me at this point.

McCaffery: Don’t expect a Philly title anytime soon

The Phillies had a chance to be a dynasty, but jettisoned Cliff Lee. They’ve always been at their best when reducing their show to a fireworks display, and so they again were satisfied with the short burst of noise and sparkle.

The farm system is ordinary. The ballpark, delightful, will grow boring within the next two years — as all retro-parks do. When the crowds thin, so will the income. And when that does, the small-market reality will resurface. Prepare, in other words, for a decade of bobblehead nights.

What the sam hell is he talking about?

Hamels back in ‘08 form? - Philled In

"I think it’s just a matter of being as free and easy as I possibly can," Hamels said. "Obviously, speed can be something that looks cool. But really I think it’s about how they take swings off you."

I've never been big on the "COLE IS A HEAD CASE" thing but quotes like this show that Cole Hamels is really "getting it."

Minor Leagues: Thunder blank Mets, 6-0 | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/13/2010

Lakewood 11, West Virginia 5 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The BlueClaws topped the Power in a South Atlantic League game. Sebastian Valle doubled in a run in the first and homered to lead off the sixth. Jonathan Singleton hit a grand slam in the top of the eighth.

Valle and Singleton are just crushing the ball right now. Really good stuff.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs erupt for 10-1 win over Buffalo -
I wish I could care but that team is so prospect-free that I really don't give a damn.

Happ's rehab start doesn't go as planned
At least I wasn't mentally counting on J.A. Happ contributing this year.

Paul Hagen: Phillies can't expect trade-deadline boost this year
Enjoy the show, kids.

Mets 11, Orioles 4: Wright, Manimal Power Sweep Of O's - Amazin' Avenue

Glaus' Big Day Leads Braves to 7-3 Victory, Winning Road Trip - Talking Chop

Game 64: Stras Dominates, Offense Shows Up - Federal Baseball