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Some Phillies Links for You, July 17, 2012: Le Roi Danse, 2Good2Trade, and Relatively Little New on the Cole Hamels Naked Trade

Better, by half. Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
Better, by half. Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Zoo With Roy: He's Back. (VIDEO)
Have to check in on ZWR multiple times today. It's a long time until 10 p.m. EDT, so my hunch is more content will follow.

David Murphy: Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is too good to trade
Ce matin's l'affaire du internets.

Going Long on Joe Blanton
One short of Randy Wolf, who, now that I think about it, is a pretty good (LHP) comp for Blanton anyways.

Phillies Notes: Domonic Brown has been up and down this season

But, should the Phillies move Shane Victorino before the July 31 deadline, [CF] could be Brown's ticket back to Philadelphia, and it would be interesting to see if the 24-year-old would get some starts in center field.

See, you thought this article was really about Domonic Brown, but it was really another salvo in the mendaciously inscrutable "Sell Vic Low" campaign.

The Delaware County Daily Times Blogs: Phollowing the Phillies: Shane Victorino clears the air
If you didn't catch this - the Q&A between Shane Victorino and Ryan Lawrence regarding his (up until then) moribund season.

Deep Thoughts … " The Zo Zone
Pretty much what I've been thinking, although I remain enough of a Gillies fan to upgrade the Lee trade to a mitigated disaster.

FOX Sports Video - Triple Play: A home for Hamels
Nothing shocking here, but it does give me pause to consider that the Phillies have the most valuable chip in a marketplace superheating with buyers. If franchise history tells me anything, it's time for a semitragic mirage-like 13-game winning streak.

The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams - #48 Philadelphia Phillies - Forbes
I wonder what these valuations would look like if all these NFL teams had to pay for their own player development. It seems about right that we're in the neighborhood of Chelsea FC, but altogether wrong that the Phillies are worth less than the Buffalo Bills.

Phillies prospect Tyler Knigge is in control of his destination
His density, of course, is to succeed so we can hear rain delay show callers butcher his name in sadly predictable ways.

Punks of the NL East

Fish Cap: Marlins 5, Nationals 3 - Fish Stripes
Pine tar mania continues in the City by the Day-Glo.

The best dance scenes from "Le Roi Danse." Music by Lully (via BaroqueFever)