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Phillies Links, 5/29/13: Shane Comes Back, Carlos the Inevitable, and Polishing that Lonely Trophy

Phillies Links, 5/29/13: On Polishing that Lonely Trophy

This is just wonderful.
This is just wonderful.
Jared Wickerham

Red Sox bats quieted by Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee - Sports - The Boston Globe
I'm a sucker for a great game story lede.

Like old times for Jonathan Papelbon | Boston Herald

"I loved it," he said referring to his third-person "Cinco Ocho" nickname. "I loved the fact that I had to (settle down) Cinco there. His ego was getting in the way a little bit there. I probably went inside to Ortiz one too many times, maybe. But that was (Cinco’s) ego getting in the way. That’s just what I had to do. That’s just how it is, man."

The man is weird as birdseed.

It may be Domonic Brown's time
Domonic Brown reminds me of this great prospect the Phillies had a couple of years ago named Domonic Brown.

Red Sox have reloaded; Phils have receded -

But now we're going to find out whether that was a brief golden era or if the Phillies really are among the elite franchises. Because the big boys don't just polish that lonely trophy and accept a descent into mediocrity as inevitable.

Victorino ready for return to Philly
It's not what you think. He's just travelling with the team. But still: zOMG SHANF YO PINEAPPLE WELCOME BACK NO QUESTIONS ASKED

Shane Victorino knows he’s heard it all | Boston Herald
Shane speaks troof:

"Like I said, if I sit there and listen to every single opinion that’s made about me or read about every single article that’s written about me, I’d go nuts."

Phillies Notes: Mike Adams happy with his rough outing in return
The continuing saga of Adams' Rib.

Joey Votto at center of scouts vs. stats debate - MLB - Paul Daugherty -
h/t to @Eric_Lindros for this one. Votto would be great if he were more like Ryan Howard.

Greatest Discrepancies in Career Fielding - Beyond the Box Score
The continuation of the statistical leitmotif of trying to make sense of fielding stats. Of note: Jimmy Rollins, re-evaluated.

The Beastly NL Eastlies

Recap: Harvey be thy name - Amazin' Avenue
Real thrilling win last night for the Mets. If you're wondering when we get a hot young starter coming up, Ethan Martin was hit pretty bad last night. Butbut Pettibone Junction!

McCann homers twice as Braves outslug Blue Jays 7-6 - Talking Chop

Evan Gattis and McCann launched back-to-back homers in the sixth off of Morrow.


Washington Nationals 9-3 Over The Baltimore Orioles In Nathan Karns' MLB Debut: Nats Hit Four Home Runs, Beat Os - Federal Baseball
Welcome to baseball after Memorial Day, where Organizational Depth takes over.

Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 6, Tampa Bay Rays 7 - Fish Stripes
Florida baseball is a thing that happened.

Minor Leaguers

Phillies Minor League Report: Carlos Zambrano makes first rehab start with Threshers
Carlos the Inevitable pitched 4 1/3 innings, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K. And you go, Larry "Fudgie" Greene! Get that feeling for going all the way around the bases. Your way.