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Clubhouse Spread: links served cold - 8/9/18

Giancarlo legging out singles; Cahill leading the A’s; Calhoun’s return to dominance; Venters back in Atlanta

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Baseball Prospectus | Zach Crizer: Crizer investigates why Giancarlo Stanton has so many infield hits. Wait a minute...that can’t possibly make sense, can it?

FanGraphs | Jeff Sullivan: Speaking of things that don’t make sense, Trevor Cahill is apparently a pretty solid pitcher. Sullivan explains how this has come to pass.

The Ringer | Ben Lindbergh: Remember when Kole Calhoun was really, really awful earlier this year? Well, he’s back to being awesome again. Lindbergh details his return to form.

The Athletic | David O’Brien ($): Tommy John surgery has to really suck. Imagine going through it three and a half times. (How do you even have half a surgery? It seems like it should be an all or nothing thing, right?) O’Brien chronicles the return of Jonny Venters to the Braves- one of the best human interest stories of 2018.