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Archive: April, 2011

Free Mike Stutes

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 12:21 PM
UPDATED: I transposed a number in the Brewers K/9. Convinced I have mild dyslexia when it comes to numbers. Brewers are last in NL at 5.62 K/9. Phils second-to-last at 6.20. A pretty obvious truth has emerged over the first couple weeks of this season, and you have to expect that that the Phillies... Read more

New inductee Gillick tours Hall of Fame

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 6:00 PM
On July 24 the latest class of inductees, including former Phillies general manager Pat Gillick, will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. It’s an event that will be given saturation coverage as Gillick, Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven are formally welcomed into the... Read more

The case for Stutes, Worley and Zagurski

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 10:16 AM
UPDATE: The Phillies have placed reliever J.C. Romero on the 15-day disabled list and recalled lefty Mike Zagurski from Lehigh Valley. FROM EARLIER: Assuming J.C. Romero hits the disabled list with a strained calf today, the Phillies appear to have three choices to fill the void in the bullpen. The... Read more

Phillies to stay on rotation

Sunday, April 17, 2011, 1:18 PM
Saturday's rainout would have given the Phillies an opportunity to skip Joe Blanton in the rotation and still have everyone remain on their normal rest. Instead, the Phillies will stay on rotation and push everyone back a day. Blanton will pitch Monday to open a three-game series against Milwaukee... Read more

Game 12 (8-3): No rest for the weary

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:58 PM
I'll write more about this in my notebook tomorrow, but Charlie Manuel said today that it is probably time for him to start working guys like John Mayberry Jr. and Ross Gload into the line-up, both to keep them sharp and to give his regulars some rest. But Manuel has said things like that before... Read more

How would you feel if you were related to a professional athlete?

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 1:39 PM
************* WARNING This blog post will require you to employ critical thought, and avoid gut reaction. It will require you to step outside your own existence and into that of somebody else. It will require you to set aside the emotions you want to feel, and instead consider the reason you want... Read more

A hunch that might have back-fired

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 11:14 PM
The cool thing about Twitter is that it makes market research available to anybody. And if Charlie Manuel's use of John Mayberry Jr. were a pilot episode, there's a good chance it never would have made it onto the airwaves. Most people weighing in at felt the manager erred in... Read more

Just in case you aren't completely sick of this story yet, here are some Jayson Werth quotes

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 6:10 PM
We talked to Jayson Werth in December after he signed a contract, and in March at spring training, and over the weekend in New York City. But, hell, it's April, and if you get bored of this you are more than welcome to cruise on over to the latest episode of That's Baseball. Away we go. . . (When... Read more

Game 10 (7-2): Line-ups

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 3:28 PM
No surprises here, although the weather does not look promising. They always find windows. - Shane Victorino CF - Placido Polanco 3B - Jimmy Rollins SS - Ryan Howard 1B - Ben Francisco RF - Raul Ibanez LF - Carlos Ruiz C - Wilson Valdez 2B - Joe Blanton... Read more

Systems: Minor league, storm and others

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 9:53 AM
We're back from Atlanta, which is always a good thing, but it remains to be seen if baseball will be played tonight in the nation's capital. High Cheese correspondent Matthew Hoffert just checked in from Fairfax, Va. to report that Kevin Costner is currently cruising around town looking to peddle his... Read more
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