Baseball links from around the sabersphere...
San Diego’s Other Trade Chip | Fangraphs
Chase Headley could be an intriguing trade piece.
The Merits of Trading Pelfrey | Amazin' Avenue
With expectations raised, Pelfrey has, thus far, let everyone down, owning a 4.67 ERA in 20 games started and 117.2 innings pitched. As with other players who have not lived up to expectations, there have been some rumbling to trade Pelfrey ASAP. Is that wise, however?
Josh Hamilton is not the A.L. MVP, no matter what Buster Olney says | Lone Star Ball
Still, looking at this list, the thing that jumps out at you is that no one has a legitimate MVP case in the A.L. other than Jose Bautista.
Why Are The Diamondbacks Better In 2011? | AZ Snake Pit
A nice breakdown of the DBacks' improvement.
How Can Arizona Replace Stephen Drew? | MLB Daily Dish
Barmes, Bartlett, Furcal, and Ryan could be options.
More links after the jump...
Bert Blyleven a deserving Hall of Famer | ESPN SweetSpot Blog
Anyway, it took a long time for Blyleven's greatness to get honored, but he'll finally be in Cooperstown this weekend.
Should the Yankees look to add offense? | River Ave Blues
Jesus Montero appears to be the only logical upgrade on offense.
9 Things I Learned Today: National League Edition | Platoon Advantage
Some National League happenings you might not have noticed.
Jamey Carroll Fits At Shortstop | Disciples of Uecker
Carroll could be an option for the Brewers at short.
Do future stars get dealt at deadline? | ESPN SweetSpot Blog
Add it all up and as you see all the names being moved over the next 10 days, the odds are that most of the prospects traded won't develop into anything.