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Madson kicks chair, breaks toe

Friday, April 30, 2010, 2:36 PM
UPDATED: Madson said that he kicked a metal chair in the tunnel after leaving Wednesday's game in San Francisco. He said he is "frustrated" and "embarrassed" to have let the team down. Madson allowed a run on two hits and a walk in blowing the save in what became a 7-6 Phillies... Read more

Phillies to activate Lidge from DL

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 12:22 PM
Reliever Brad Lidge will be activated from the disabled list in time for tomorrow night’s game against the New York Mets, the Phillies announced. Lidge, 33, was placed on the disabled list on March 26, while recovering from right elbow surgery. He combined to go 0-1 with a 5.19 ERA with four... Read more

If you ain't first, you're last: The marathon begins today

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 3:49 AM
Charlie Manuel first sounded the alarm back in the second week of the season. As his offense mashed its way through its first three series, the Phillies manager continued to field questions about the potency of his offense. Each time, he did his best to inject some reality into the situation. It's... Read more

Howard's contract will be a referendum on the Phillie philosophy

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 2:02 PM
First, we here at High Cheese would like to apologize for allowing ourselves 24 hours of reflection before going on record with any thoughts about Ryan Howard's new $125 million contract. We realize that we live in a time where relevance has a short shelf life, and where being first and loudest trumps... Read more

Five questions: Making sense of Howard's new deal

Monday, April 26, 2010, 5:04 PM
There is plenty of info to come on the five-year, $125 million contract extension Ryan Howard agreed to earlier today. For all the nuts and bolts of the deal, see our previous post. In the meantime, we'll look at some FAQs concerning the deal. This started as three questions, and will likely grow... Read more

Howard agrees to 5-year extension

Monday, April 26, 2010, 2:31 PM
First baseman Ryan Howard has signed a five-year contract extension with a sixth-year club option with the Phillies that could take him through the 2017 season, the Phillies announced. The deal guarantees Howard $125 million over five years and could reach $138 million over six years. The five-year... Read more

Happ to DL, Brown to Reading, much more

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 7:36 PM
The organizational machine was in high gear this afternoon. J.A. Happ threw a bullpen session that was monitored by pitching coach Rich Dubee and head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan. After Dubee cut the bullpen off, realizing that Happ was not 100 percent, he and Sheridan spoke at length with Happ... Read more

Happ to DL; Romero activated

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 5:38 PM
Lefthander J.A. Happ has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16, with a left forearm strain, the Phillies announced. Happ had never been on the DL in his career. Reliever J.C. Romero has been activated from the disabled list. Happ, 27, is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (10.1 IP) in... Read more

David Murphy chats Phillies

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 6:21 PM
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In this case, there's no question Manuel made the right call

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 11:52 AM
There is no question Charlie Manuel made the right move last night in removing Kyle Kendrick from a 3-0 game for a pinch-hitter in the top of the ninth inning. Sure, the Phillies lost 4-3. But you can't blame Manuel. Rationale? 1) In his first two starts of the season, Kendrick threw 107 pitches... Read more
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