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STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - JULY 23:  Alexander Noren of Sweden looks on during the second round for the Nordea Scandinavian Masters at Bro Hof Slott Golf Course on July 23, 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - JULY 23: Alexander Noren of Sweden looks on during the second round for the Nordea Scandinavian Masters at Bro Hof Slott Golf Course on July 23, 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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While the Astros were again failing to take advantage of opportunities I was putting together these links that you most certainly can take advantage of.

 

 

To Trade or Not to Trade Hunter Pence

Astros Would be Right to Trade Hunter Pence | July
Should the Houston Astros trade Hunter Pence? An interesting look on whether or not to trade Hunter Pence and what he would offer an acquiring team.

Please don't trade Hunter Pence: A plea to whoever the hell is running the Houston Astros - 2011-Jul-22 - CultureMap Houston
A plea for the Astros to keep Pence.

 

Hooks Insider Blog for Corpus Christi, TX from Corpus Christi Caller-Times
On August 1st could we see more current Hook players on the Major League roster. If the Astros do trade Pence who do they call up in his place? J.D. Martinez, Brian Bogusevic, J.B. Shuck or someone else.

 

 

Around the Blog-sphere

Consistency Is Inconsistent | FanGraphs Baseball
A look at the term consistency and inconsistency and how it's applied in today's analysis and whether or not it's being used properly.

Why Are The Diamondbacks Better In 2011? - AZ Snake Pit
The Diamondbacks are on pace to be 21 games better this year than in 2010. Where does that improvement come from? We look for the source of those additional wins.

Mariners' Losing Streak Approaching Historic Lows - Baseball Nation
The Seattle Mariners have dropped 13 consecutive games. How does this stack up against other recent long losing streaks? Misery loves company. We're not the only fans smashing keyboards or putting out fist through walls.

 

 

The Legal Side of Baseball

Details Show Why Court Ruled McCourt Must Accept Financing from MLB as TV Auction Hearing Looms
The judge ruled in favor of MLB in regards to providing the loan to Frank McCourt instead of Highbridge Capital who was going to have higher fee's and interest rate. While you'd think this would put MLB one step closer to taking control of the Dodgers, however the court is going to hold MLB in check regarding any attempts to take over the club.