High Cheese Archive: January, 2009

Utley on hip: "There were some really bad days"

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As noted in an earlier post, Chase Utley appeared on the Hot Stove Report on the MLB Network tonight. The Philly area media had talked to him... Read more

Utley, Ruiz and Flash (and my Picture)

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Three quick things for you this afternoon: 1) Chase Utley will be on MLB Hot Stove tonight on the MLB Network from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Philly... Read more

Howard hopeful of salary agreement

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Ryan Howard has been working out in Clearwater, Fla., since Jan. 5, he said tonight on Comcast SportsNet's "SportsNite" program.... Read more

Amaro: Eaton not an option; Add Wigginton to your list of names

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Well, this should just about settle any talk about Adam Eaton's role, or lack thereof. Asked today whether Adam Eaton had any chance at establishing... Read more

Bullpen Options: Zagurski may not be one

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A small bit of news yesterday as Phillies general manager said that lefthander Mike Zagurski is behind a bit in his rehab, and that his status... Read more

Werth, Durbin in fold; Howard remains

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The Phillies have reached a multiyear deal with Jayson Werth, although exact terms of the deal are yet unknown. SI.com is reporting that it... Read more

A look at our projected Phillies pay-roll

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UPDATED: Jan. 23, 2009, 4:14 p.m. to include new deals for Jayson Werth and Chad Durbin. Doesn't it seem like just eight years ago that the... Read more

Breaking down Howard's $18 million request

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The gap between the Phillies and slugger Ryan Howard is bigger this year than it was last year, when the two sides took their $3 million difference... Read more

Victorino, Phils agree to 1-year deal

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Phillies centerfielder Shane Vicotorino has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a 1-year, $3.125 million contract. Victorino is among the team's... Read more

Madson to take physical today or tomorrow; Romero eligible for World Baseball Classic

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Ryan Madson will take a physical either tonight or tomorrow, according to one source, at which point the Phillies will announce the new three-year... Read more