High Cheese Archive: April, 2012

Phillies 2012 Opening Day Payroll

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The Phillies will once again enter a season on the verge of the luxury tax threshold. In fact, they are so close that we probably will not... Read more

Savery gets final bullpen spot as Phillies finalize Opening Day roster

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The Phillies just announced their Opening Day roster. It was pretty much set, except for the final bullpen spot, which will go to lefty Joe... Read more

Utley heads back to Arizona for rehab

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While the Phillies wrap up spring training in Philadelphia, Chase Utley is heading to Arizona taking the next step in his return from knee... Read more

A clearer picture of Charlie Manuel's plan for Juan Pierre and John Mayberry

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Well, if you were wondering whether the Phillies' line-up has the stuff to scratch out a 4-3 victory against a corps of relievers from a bullpen... Read more

Let the Cole Hamels bidding begin at 5 years, $112.5 million

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While the substance of negotiations between Ruben Amaro Jr. and John Boggs are unknown, today's news that Matt Cain has agreed to a five-year... Read more

Mark your calendars: Phillies pitching match-ups for first four series

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Because we really don't have anything better to do, let's take a quick look at the likely pitching matchups for the Phillies' first four series... Read more

Where does Charlie Manuel rank among managers?

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe ranks Charlie Manuel fourth in the majors. That and $0.99 will get you a cup of coffee at Wawa, but it gives... Read more

What we learned about the Phillies from the Grapefruit League

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We'll start with the ice sculpture. This weekend was one of the more awesome weekends of my life, which, come to think of it, really isn't... Read more