High Cheese Archive: January, 2010

Report Card Time: Grading the Offseason

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The biggest thing I miss about report cards? The little comment footnotes that teachers could add to your grade: 1 Works well with others 2... Read more

Phils think Contreras suited for bullpen

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Given his preference Jose Contreras said he would rather start than be in the bullpen, but he said he is happy to be on a winning team, more... Read more

Phillies announce Contreras signing

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The Phillies have announced the signing of pitcher Jose Contreras, as expected, after Contreras passed a physical. The deal is for 1-year... Read more

Settling the dust: Payroll and such

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It's been a hectic week as Scott Proefrock and Co. have blown through their arbitration cases like they had somewhere better to be on Feb.... Read more

Phillies finalize deal with Ruiz

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The Phillies finalized a 3-year, $8.85 million deal with catcher Carlos Ruiz after Ruiz passed a physical earlier today. The deal includes... Read more

Manuel: 'We owe the Yankees one'

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Phillies manager Charlie Manuel had his first press conference since the season ended today at Citizens Bank Park, hitting on a number of topics... Read more

Rumors of J.A. Happ's pending demise may be exaggerated

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Sociologists sometimes refer to a phenomenon called "The Pendulum Effect," which refers to the tendency of folks on opposite sides... Read more

Your new Chan Ho Park

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The past two seasons, the Phillies bullpen has received a critical boost from a former starting pitcher who re-invented himself in the bullpen... Read more

Victorino signs for three years, $22 million

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The Phillies have signed center fielder Shane Victorino to a three-year, $22 million extension that buys out one year of free agency and keeps... Read more

Blanton deal stacks up favorably for Phils

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In the end, the $10.25 million arbitration request Joe Blanton filed was likely little more than a negotiating ploy, an expensive hammer to... Read more