High Cheese Archive: November, 2011

A closer look at the minor league signings

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1. Brian Sanches He spent the first two years of his career with the Phillies, leaving the organization after 2007 to sign with the Nationals... Read more

Phillies invite 8 to spring training

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The Phillies have signed eight players to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training as non-roster players, the... Read more

Phillies release Mathieson

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The Phillies have released righthander Scott Mathieson to allow him to pursue an opportunity with a professional team in Asia, the team announced... Read more

Phillies reportedly trying to reacquire d'Arnaud

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The Phillies sent catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud to the Toronto Blue Jays as part of the package that netted Roy Halladay. Now, the Phillies... Read more

In defense, or at least partial-defense, of Ed Wade

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My first experience with Fantasy Sports came in middle school, when some friends and I organized a Fantasy Basketball league. This was way... Read more

A slow December, for a change?

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A week from today, baseball's annual winter meetings will kick off in Dallas. At the moment, it is hard to envision anything of consequence... Read more

Billy Wagner says Phillies reached out to him

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Well before the Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon to a $50 million deal, they reached out to former Phillies closer Billy Wagner, the retired... Read more

The new playoff format from the Phillies' perspective

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It is Oct. 1, the final Saturday of Major League Baseball's regular season. The Phillies and Astros both clinched Wild Card spots earlier... Read more

Offseason Notes: Shortstops in short supply, potential outfielders, etc.

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At the general managers meetings last week, Ruben Amaro Jr. re-iterated the Phillies' desire to re-sign short stop Jimmy Rollins, but also... Read more

Phillies announce changes in minor league staffs

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Ryne Sandberg will remain the manager at Triple A Lehigh Valley, but the Phillies will be making managerial changes throughout the organization... Read more