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Clubhouse Spread: links served cold - 8/7/18

Increased extra innings; the magnificent Juan Soto; Matt Davidson K’s Giancarlo Stanton; remembering the 2011 Red Sox collapse

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Baseball Prospectus | Rob Mains ($): With a little help from Matt Trueblood, Mains discovers that there is actually an increase in extra-inning games near the trade deadline.

Hardball Times | Jeff Sullivan: Sullivan delves into whether or not Juan Soto is baseball’s greatest teen heartthrob. At noon EST today, Patrick Brennan will attempt to find the next Soto here at BtBS!

Cut4 | Andrew Mearns: Mearns admires the absurdity of Matt Davidson (a position player) striking out Giancarlo Stanton (a much better position player).

The Athletic | Lars Anderson ($): Anderson, a former player for the Red Sox, recounts the collapse of 2011 and cautions Boston fans against celebrating too early.