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Some Friday Phillies Links For You, June 24, 2011: Oswalt, Riggleman, and Aces headed in different directions


The NL East Dream Team - Beyond the Box Score
Phillies represented by Victorino, Utley, "big 3", and Madson (Rollins off the bench).

Could Halladay/Lee/Hamels be the the best trio in MLB history?

Crashburn Alley " Blog Archive " Utley and Howard: Getting Technical
The (tiny) sliver lining to Utley's missing the first month and a half? may not fade down the stretch.

Crashburn Alley " Blog Archive " Athletics Series Preview with Dan Hennessey

Phillies have majors' best record, but want more offense - MLB - Sporting News
They're not the only ones... No offense, but these teams could use some offense - MLB - Sporting News

Ho-LEE $#!%: Putting Cliff's last 4 starts into context - Beerleaguer - Phillies Blog, Baseball News, Trade Rumors & Spirits
Most interesting for this tidbit in light of last night:

The last MLB pitcher to throw 33 or more innings while giving up no more than one run over a four-start span was Roy Oswalt for the Astros in 2008.

Not Your Father’s Roy Oswalt | Brotherly Glove
Or your slightly older brother's.

On the Farm

Lehigh Valley Weekly Report | Phuture Phillies
The 'Pigs are 43-30 and 4 games ahead despite a recent slump.

Phillies Nation " PhilliesNation Interview: RHP Prospect Colby Shreve

Two Former 'Claws Reunited in New Hampshire | Lakewood BlueClaws News
Anthony Gose and Travis d'Arnaud, who helped Lakewood win the 2009 South Atlantic League Championship, now teammates in the Jays system.  Somewhere Brett Wallace is twitching.


Reaction To Jim Riggleman's Resignation: MLB Rumors -
If his resignation were a movie, it would be about 15% fresh.
and Riggleman quits, feels Nats not committed to him - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
and Jim Riggleman resigns as Washington Nationals manager after win - ESPN

Why’s pitching so good? Look at a 2010 rule change
Spit and be happy.

Gardner's coverage area
I wonder what Ibanez' area would look like.

Nick Markakis: 3,000 Hit Club Member? - Beyond the Box Score
Would be interesting to see a similar list from 10-20 years ago.

Blue Jays moving Bautista to third base - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
Oh now he's just showing off.