High Cheese Archive: January, 2009

Ryan Madson deal, plus Valkyrie, Ryan Howard, and the Eagles wide receiving situation

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UPDATED: 12:50 p.m. The Phillies have wrapped up a deal with Ryan Madson, according to sources, although an announcement isn't likely today... Read more

Hamels signs three-year extension

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Well, one of the two big fish is out of the way. Cole Hamels and the Phillies have agreed to a three-year, $20.5 million extension that will... Read more

Dobbs signs 2-year deal with Phillies

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The Phillies signed Greg Dobbs to a 2-year deal worth $2.25 million, avoiding his first 2 years of salary arbitration. Dobbs, 30, hit .301... Read more

Romero Update: Makers of 6-OXO raided

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I don't think this will really have much affect on J.C. Romero, but it does add an interesting twist to the story: according to both Yahoo... Read more

Hewitt, Utley, Manuel, Reid, and More

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Figured I'd take some time out of my busy offseason schedule (Towels folded? Check. Kitchen Cleaned? Check.) to update you with a few odds... Read more

The Braves re-vamped rotation; CHOP news and more

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The Phillies got a taste of Derek Lowe in the playoffs last season. Now, it looks as if they'll see plenty more of him this season as the Atlanta... Read more

Phillies invite 9 to spring training

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The Phillies have invited nine additional players to spring training as non-roster invitees, bringing their total to 19 players. Bios on the... Read more

Players union backs Romero

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As the news continues to unfold on the 50-game suspension of Phillies reliever J.C. Romero, the Major League Baseball Players Association issued... Read more

ESPN: Romero suspended for 50 games over supplement flap

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ESPN is reporting that J.C. Romero will miss the first 50 games of the season after he came out on the wrong side of an arbitrator's ruling... Read more

Dissecting the Burrell Move

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About an hour ago, I received a text message from a buddy of mine who also happens to be a Boston Red Sox fan. It read, "The Rays signing... Read more