High Cheese Archive: March, 2008

Lidge placed on DL, will miss first four games of season

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Brad Lidge said he was disappointed, but that he understood going on the disabled list was the best option for the Phillies as they prepare... Read more

Durbin to bullpen looks like a done deal

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Figured I'd pass this little tidbit along. . . Every week, pitching coach Rich Dubee posts his scheduled pitching rotations on a bulletin... Read more

Tigers' deal with Cabrera: $153 million (Ryan Howard, take note)

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One of the players who often came up in discussions about Ryan Howard's arbitration case was Miguel Cabrera, the Marlin turned Tiger who has... Read more

Bullpen coming into clearer focus: Rosario placed on DL

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Looks like the Phillies have placed Francisco Rosario on the disabled list retroactive to March 21, meaning the right-hander won't be occupying... Read more

Benson plays catch; return still TBA

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I ran into Kris Benson just before taking off for Fort Myers yesterday. The veteran right-hander still doesn't know when he is going to get... Read more

Five spot is Eaton's

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Charlie Manuel didn't say the exact words, but anybody who was in the manager's office in Fort Myers yesterday realized that Adam Eaton would... Read more

Drabek on schedule to pitch in instructional league

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Good morning/afternoon from Fort Myers, Fla. It's a pretty perfect day out, not too hot, not too cold, not too windy, not too still. Good... Read more

Lidge's minor league appearance rained out

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Brad Lidge won't be pitching against a Yankees Triple-A team today. The Phillies closer had been scheduled to make his first game appearance... Read more

Good Morning: Hamels majestic; Mathieson improving; Eaton/Lidge schedules

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Good morning. Up and at 'em since 6:30 this morning. Light breeze, forecast high of 82. Day game in St. Petersburg against the Rays today... Read more

Afternoon notes: Badway brings down the house

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Sorry for the delay in blogging today. . . Let's get right to it: 1) Those who were not at Bright House Field prior to the first pitch today... Read more