High Cheese Archive: December, 2009

If the season started today. . .

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It is the last week of the year, which is generally a time to look back and reminisce. But I'm a forward thinking kind of guy, so I'll leave... Read more

Phillies exercise Rollins' option

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The Phillies made official what was pretty evident all along, exercising Jimmy Rollins' $8.5 million option for the 2011 season. This ensures... Read more

Lee on trade: 'At first, I didn't believe it'

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Cliff Lee was introduced to the Seattle media in a conference call tonight, but many of the questions were about his departure from the Phillies... Read more

Halladay: 'This is where I wanted to be'

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Here are comments from new Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. during a press conference, announcing Halladay's... Read more

Phils land Halladay; Lee to Mariners

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The Phillies announced today that they have acquired righthander Roy Halladay from the Blue Jays, and in a separate trade sent lefthander Cliff... Read more

Money, Cash, Pros: A look at the Phillies' finances

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There is no other pro sport in America in which money and performance are so inextricably linked. So it makes sense that over the last week... Read more

Clearing up mis-conceptions, Part I

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My original plan was to file another detailed blog post later tonight after I'd had a day to mull over the Halladay and Cliff Lee deals. But... Read more

Arm-a-gettin' or Armageddon?

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Hey, um, not sure how many of you out there are aware, but the Phillies are on the verge of acquiring Roy Halladay (SI.com is reporting that... Read more

Catching up to Speed: Tenders, Non-tenders, running the football and more

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I'm technically off the clock this week, but before I disappear, I wanted to run some things down, mostly as a way of clearing my head of all... Read more

Lyon off the board; Halladay rumors persist; What's next?

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Remember that scene in Star Wars where Yoda and Young Skywalker engaged in a light saber duel as part of Skywalker's training? I think it was... Read more