High Cheese Archive: March, 2011

Pitching match-ups for the Phillies' first nine games

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Forecasting pitching match-ups is always tricky business in April given the possibility of a rogue Nor'easter wreaking havoc on the schedule... Read more

A look at the 2011 payroll

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When I started covering the Phillies beat three years ago, I never thought I would be using the words "luxury tax" when analyzing the payroll... Read more

Castillo gone: Young or Orr? And what about Stutes?

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It will go down as one of the stranger late-spring experiments in recent memory. The Phillies bucked the conventional wisdom amongst scouts... Read more

Happ may miss start against Phils with strained oblique

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Although the conventional wisdom suggests that the Phillies have been struck with an inordinate amount of injuries this spring, just about... Read more

Moyer to join Baseball Tonight

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Warning to ESPN: You might have to change Baseball Tonight to a five-hour-long format. The sports network announced today that notoriously... Read more

Lidge out 3-6 weeks; Contreras, Francisco updates

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Charlie Manuel strongly hinted before tonight’s game that Ben Francisco will be the Phillies regular rightfielder for the foreseeable... Read more

Phillies featured on cover of SI

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The Phillies' starting rotation is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated's baseball preview. Not much of a surprise, but you might have... Read more

Utley optimistic about happy ending to rehab

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Asked why the details of his rehabilitation program were being treated like a state secret, Chase Utley cracked a slight smile. "I think you... Read more

Sunday morning thoughts and observations

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We're limping to the finish line here at High Cheese. Thirty-six hours until the flight home. Five days until Opening Day. But it is Sunday... Read more

Rollins batting average? Howard's HRs? Total Wins? Odds here:

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Some Saturday fodder for those who might be checking in. . . The fine folks at Bodog.com, apparently realizing the type of degenerates that... Read more