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Archive: November, 2008

Victorino to honor grandmother with Alzheimer's Benefit

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 2:19 PM
All quiet on the Hot Stove front thus far. . . A few odds and ends on that later. For now, here's what's on the Phillies radar. 1) Here at High Cheese, we're always interested in what the Local Nine is up to during the offseason. Our first thought is lots of Buckhunter and Wii Bowling. But some of... Read more

Howard loses out to Pujols/What is an MVP?

Monday, November 17, 2008, 11:38 AM
UPDATE, 2:16 p.m. It's official. Albert Pujols won his second MVP award, this time by a comfortable margin over Phillies slugger Ryan Howard. Pujols received 18 first place votes compared to Howard's 12. Phillies closer Brad Lidge, who finished eighth, also received a first place vote. Pujols is the... Read more

Sunday morning update

Sunday, November 16, 2008, 12:01 PM
I was a little negligent with the blog yesterday, but I thought I'd fire off a few quick thoughts before I head out to the local neighborhood watering hole to watch some football. 1) I talked to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. Friday night and he told me the Phillies had been "very aggressive"... Read more

Arbuckle lands in Kansas City, Orr Lands in D.C.

Friday, November 14, 2008, 2:30 PM
Thought I'd pass this along since a number of you have wondered out loud what will become of former assistant general manager Mike Arbuckle. The Royals hired Arbuckle today as a special advisor to the general manager in scouting and player development. He resigned from the Phillies after the team... Read more

Free Agent Preview: Outfielders

Friday, November 14, 2008, 10:31 AM
We are 10.5 hours into the free agent signing period, meaning veteran lefthander Jamie Moyer and veteran left fielder Pat Burrell are both on the market. Yesterday, we examined the middle reliever position and some of the names who are available to the Phillies. We also took a look at catcher, which... Read more

Perlozzo Added; Free agent preview: Middle Relievers

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 2:14 PM
UPDATE: The Phillie have announced the hiring of former Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo to fill a yet-to-be determined coaching position. Perlozzo will likely either coach third base or serve as Charlie Manuel's bench coach. He will definitely handle infield instruction. Perlozzo spent last season as... Read more

Free Agency Preview: Catchers

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 10:00 AM
The start of the free agent signing period is tomorrow, when the flame of the hot stove turns blue. The Phillies are unlikely to be major players with any of the blue-chippers out there -- Lefty C.C. Sabathia, first baseman Mark Texeira, left fielder Manny Ramirez, etc -- but they will have some opportunities... Read more

Manuel: Upon further review. . .

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 3:19 PM
Just so happens the Baseball Writers Association of America announced it's NL Manager of the Year Award. Just so happens I was in charge of our chapter's vote for the award. Just so happens I didn't choose Charlie Manuel. Hey, I'm all about full disclosure. Manuel was second on my ballot, and he... Read more

Fun Facts, The Brad Lidge Finishing Fourth in the Cy Young Edition

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 3:06 PM
Props to ace Assistant Sports Editor Chuck Bausman for grabbing this off the AP Wire and forwarding it. . . Brad Lidge finished fourth in the National League Cy Young Voting, which is a surprise to me. I thought he was deserving of consideration, but I never thought he'd finish one point ahead of... Read more

Jamie Moyer update

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 1:16 PM
Just thought I'd pass the following note along. There has been some speculation in the past about Jamie Moyer possibly returning to play in Seattle, his home, or another West Coast team. The veteran wants to return to the Phillies, and the Phillies would like to have him back. But, the speculation... Read more
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