High Cheese Archive: March, 2011

Contreras or Madson? Or. . .drumroll. . .both?

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Most big Phillies news occurs when I am off, so it makes sense that Brad Lidge's new case of shoulder soreness cropped up today, when I'm supposed... Read more

Lidge to open season on DL

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The signs were foreboding. Brad Lidge, normally the most approachable of players, left Bright House Field without speaking after pitching in... Read more

Video: Plan for Hamels, Lidge

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Video: The Daily News' Paul Hagen chats with CineSport's Noah Coslov about Cole Hamels' rough spring training and the concern for Brad Lidge... Read more

The Scott Proefrock Trophy

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Say this about Scott Proefrock: he can take a healthy dose of stone-busting. The Philllies assistant general manager grinned ruefully a few... Read more

Observations: Herndon, Gload, Orr, Bench, Utley, Polanco

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I feel like the last five blog posts and last five stories that have appeared under my name have all been focused on Luis Castillo. That's... Read more

Oswalt struck in head, Castillo debuts

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A scary moment today in the fourth inning today as Roy Oswalt was struck in the back of the neck by a Manny Ramirez line drive. He left the... Read more

Any downside to Castillo?

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Even after Luis Castillo's belated arrival in Clearwater on Tuesday afternoon, I don't see much of a downside in taking a look at him for a... Read more

Castillo arrives, talks of opportunity

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Luis Castillo arrived at Bright House Field around 1 p.m., several hours later than the Phillies initially expected him, but intent on keeping... Read more

Better late than never? Castillo expected to arrive this afternoon

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Amaro just offered a more expansive explanation of the situation in a briefing with reporters. Apparently, Castillo was under the impression... Read more

Add "corneal abrasion" to your list of 2011 Phils maladies

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Pretty soon, you'll be able to construct a half-way decent hip-hop song about the various medical ailments that have befallen the Phillies... Read more