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Phillies Links for You, 7/24/13: It's All Falling Indelibly Into the Past

Today's Phillies Links, 7/24/13: On Utley, Sabremetrics, and a Season of Hum Drumming.

It's there when you speak his name. It's just not the same. Oooh, darlin', we're losing you.
It's there when you speak his name. It's just not the same. Oooh, darlin', we're losing you.

Philadelphia Phillies should face reality and enter rebuilding phase before long - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN

Ken Rosenthal checks in from New York with some vaguely familiar thoughts:

Remember: July 31 is only one checkpoint. Most of the Phillies’ expensive veterans will clear waivers, making August trades a possibility. The offseason will present further opportunity — and frankly, greater opportunity, given that teams will be more flexible with their rosters.

Utley, Papelbon should be on trade block -
They'll find true love and tenderness on the block.

McCaffery: It's not an easy choice to trade Chase Utley, but the right one -
When Jack McCaffery writes, it's time to put your eyes in the upright and ready-to-roll position.

Phillies one of several teams interested in Brian Wilson | HardballTalk
Not all of your bloglordships agree with me, but I'm totally game for this sideshow if only because it would lead to more Pat Burrell sightings.

Dustin Pedroia Extension: The Laser Show Continues - Beyond the Box Score

The metaphor-maker in me keeps wondering if there are parallels we need to consider in the Pedroia extension that help inform the argument over Utley.

Sabermetrics and Diminishing Returns - Beyond the Box Score
Is catcher framing really the only final frontier? Join us in Philadelphia next week to discuss. Who's coming?

The Split Personalities of the Cardinals | FanGraphs Baseball
Jeff Sullivan takes a look at the Cardinals' amazing skein of clutchy slugging.


Martin finds groove at the right time | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
This is helping me breathe a little easier.


Mets vs. Braves Recap: Torres throws six good innings, Mets score four runs and win - Amazin' Avenue
There was this, anyways.

Nationals hope only 2013 isn't their year - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
The 2013 Nationals remind me quite a bit of the 1979 Phillies.

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