High Cheese

A Ryan Howard follow-up: What is it like to walk in your shoes?

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If we are going to get #outraged about something a guy says, let’s at least make sure we are getting #outraged about the right thing... Read more

Amaro 'fully expects' Howard to be Phils first baseman in '15

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If you want to find a defender of Ryan Howard and the 5-year, $125 million contract awarded to the former MVP first baseman, Ruben Amaro Jr... Read more

The Cole Hamels decision, and how a modern baseball operation would help the Phillies make it

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Let’s follow up on our column/manifesto that ran in yesterday’s Daily News, which suggests a remodeling of the baseball ops side... Read more

Struggling Howard sits, reflects on frustrating season

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On Tuesday night, Ryan Howard came to the plate twice with a chance to end the game. Instead, he struck out and grounded out in the 9th and... Read more

Bastardo's trade value rising

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ON MAY 28 against the Colorado Rockies, Antonio Bastardo walked four of the five batters he faced. He was booed off the mound. (The Phillies... Read more

What will the Phillies rotation look like next year? It's a scary thought

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Here's a fun game. Try to predict who will be in the Phillies rotation next season. We'll spot you Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels, despite the potential... Read more

Sowing and Reaping: Huston Street, Jonathan Papelbon and the downside of certainty

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The human brain is a war zone, the frontal lobe its perpetual battlefield. The ferocious internal conflicts that define us as a species rage... Read more

J.P. Crawford: His stock, his strikeouts, and his home runs

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J.P. Crawford’s stock continues to rise. The Phillies’ 19-year-old shortstop prospect checks in at No. 15 on ESPN scouting guru... Read more

The market for Marlon Byrd

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For teams in need of a right-hand hitting corner outfielder, Marlon Byrd is the most attractive candidate on the market, regardless of his... Read more

Again, with feeling: Utley doesn't plan on leaving

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Last week, Chase Utley sat in the dugout at Miller Park and was asked a rather simple question: "Eleven months ago, this team wasn't playing... Read more