Monday, August 4, 2008

Daily Links - 8/4/08

The first game I attended at the most recent incarnation of Busch Stadium in St. Louis was a gem pitched by Chris Carpenter in 2006. It was against the Pirates on September 1 and it was the most dominating pitching performance I have ever seen. Carpenter allowed three hits and only struck out eight, but was just unbeatable that night, getting ground ball after ground ball (15 ground outs, 8 strikeouts and 4 fly outs). The game only took 1:54 to play. Joe Posnanski (TBSWIA) writes about a similar experience watching Greg Maddux pitch in 1997.

Baseball Prospectus has some new reports for translated minor league statistics. Here is their explanation of what is available.

The Twins finally resolved the Francisco Liriano situation by calling him up to the big club. If healthy, he's probably the best starting pitcher that they have. It was a little strange keeping him down on the farm.

The Hardball Times looks at what the rest of the season has in store for the Cubs and the Phillies.

Now that we are past the non-waiver trading deadline, Keith Law looks at who he thinks might and might not make it through waivers to be traded this month.

Manny has certainly enjoyed Los Angeles so far, but Buster Olney thinks that he is miscalculating his value for his next contract.

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