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Archive: November, 2008

Phillies re-sign Eyre

Monday, November 10, 2008, 6:06 PM
In a flurry of moves in the last few moments, the Phillies have announced that they have re-signed lefthanded reliever Scott Eyre to a 1-year contract worth $2 million with performance incentives. Eyre, 36, was acquired by the Phillies on Aug. 7 from the Chicago Cubs. In 19 appearances, he went 3-0... Read more

Looks like Holliday is no longer an option

Monday, November 10, 2008, 2:38 PM
SI.com is reporting that Matt Holliday has been acquired by the Oakland A's, ruling him out as an option in left field. No word yet on the package that was shipped to Colorado, but the A's have several young outfielders, one of whom I assume was involved. The Associated Press, citing a person familiar... Read more

How did the Phils stack up?

Monday, November 10, 2008, 10:54 AM
Throughout this first week or two of the offseason, we here at High Cheese will try to take a look back at the 2008 Phillies and try to make some sense of the season through words and numbers. We'll get into some position-by-position stuff a little later, but first I thought I'd throw out a set of... Read more

Saturday Morning tid-bits

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 12:02 PM
There isn't much going on in Phillies land as we speak. Yesterday's announcement of the structure of the baseball operations department was the first big step in the club's offseason plan. I know there was a lot of speculation about a potential mass exodus once Ruben Amaro Jr. got the job over Mike... Read more

Burrell, Moyer update; GM meetings wrap-up

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 1:57 PM
UPDATE: 7:32 p.m. I'll preface the ensuing note with a warning: don't be alarmed. Jamie Moyer and Pat Burrell both filed for free agency with the MLBPA this afternoon. That doesn't mean one or both are leaving, or that even one or both will wind up testing the waters. It's just a procedural thing... Read more

Scott Boras loves teachers

Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 5:40 PM
Greetings. I was just on hold with Comcast Sports Net, waiting to do a phone interview on Daily News Live. Just before I was about to go on, one of the producers jumped on the line. Producer: "Yeah, uh, Dave. . .Sorry to do this to you, but we're going to have to let you go. . ." Dave:... Read more

GM Meetings Day 3: Cleaning out the notebook

Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 1:03 PM
It is 9:34 a.m. here on the West Coast. We have approximately 28 hours left in our time here at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. It will be interesting to see if anything goes down today across the league as far as trades go. Today in the paper we took a look at the Phillies' options should they fail... Read more

GM Meetings: The Burrell Edition

Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 2:03 AM
I would be remiss if I did not mention the fact that I have spent the past couple hours watching the final stages of the Presidential election play out on the television screen at my hotel. I don't want to turn this post into a political discussion, because the beautiful thing about the sport of baseball... Read more

Dobbs in left field; Smith fired; Burrell's two agents; More

Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 8:44 PM
It's 8:30 p.m. on the East Coast and my deadline is around 10 p.m., so I'll make this real quick. Charlie Manuel was here at the St. Regis this afternoon. He has attended the GM meetings the past couple of years, but today he was here for a different reason. He and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.... Read more

Blue Jays claim Walrond

Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 6:51 PM
Day 2 here at the GM meetings. Scott Boras met with the media a little while ago and talked about a number of his free agents, including outfielder Manny Ramirez, first baseman Mark Texeira, and pitcher Derek Lowe. He talked for awhile, but didn't say anything that would be of interest to Phillies... Read more
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