High Cheese Archive: January, 2010

Blanton signs three-year, $24 million extension

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Updated: Phillies righthander Joe Blanton, who signed a 3-year, $24 million contract extension Thursday, spoke about his deal at a news conference:... Read more

Paul Hagen Chats Phillies

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Lidge says he could be ready for start of season

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Days after having knee surgery, Phillies closer Brad Lidge says his goal remains to be ready for the start of the season, something he termed... Read more

Report: Phils working out Gagne today

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His last days as a lights-out closer came in the first half of 2007. He spent last season as a starting pitcher for a team in the independent... Read more

Arbitration numbers are in

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The Phillies and their three remaining arbitration eligible players have exchanged contract numbers. Here is the rundown: * Righthander Joe... Read more

Durbin signed, sealed and delivered

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Cross one arbitration case off the list. Righthander Chad Durbin has re-signed for one year and $2.125 million, the veteran reliever confirmed... Read more

The Big Reveal: Projecting Tomorrow's Arbitration Exchange

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Tomorrow is "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" day in Major League Baseball, when arbitration figures are exchanged. A quick... Read more

Four Phils file for arbitration

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It was simply a formality, but the Phillies four arbitration-eligible players were among 128 players who officially filed for salary arbitration... Read more

More "minor" surgery for Lidge

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Early in the offseason, the Phillies did not anticipate Brad Lidge needing surgery on right knee, which bothered him early last season and... Read more

Rollins speaks -- kind of -- and Cards look to improve

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Good news for baseball fans: Only 36 days remaining until pitchers and catchers hold their first workout in Clearwater. Good news for mankind:... Read more