High Cheese Archive: June, 2013

Ruben Amaro Jr. doesn't "do" five-year plans, but the Phillies need a good one

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Any professional who talks to the media about his area of expertise is succeptible to a certain level of contrarianism. Legend has it that... Read more

Cliff Lee would like to play on a winning team, please

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Credit Cliff Lee for this: with the dropping bodies and declining veterans around him, he hasn't changed a heck of a lot since winning the... Read more

Following fifth straight loss, Phils make three moves

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Cesar Hernandez, out; Michael Martinez, in. Tyler Cloyd, out; John Lannan, in. Jake Diekman up. The Phillies won their fifth straight game... Read more

Utley: a mid-June return is "realistic."

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It was 22 days ago in Miami when it was announced that Chase Utley was a last-minute scratch in the Phillies lineup with an injury to his right... Read more

In defense of Cole Hamels

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When things start to go bad, the first instinct for a lot of folks is to yell at the media. And that's fine. Lord knows we deserve a lot of... Read more

Don't call it a blow-up, but it is officially time for the Phillies to start acting

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On Opening Day, I laid out the blueprint the Phillies would need to follow in order to secure one of the five playoff spots in the National... Read more

Meltdown in MKE: If you are surprised, you haven't been paying attention

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I know, it stings. You wrapped up your work week with a feeling that you had not entertained since the latter stages of 2011. The Phillies... Read more

Kratz placed on DL

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Three years ago this month, the Phils came to Milwaukee following a series in Denver that included a game snowed out, accusations of using... Read more

Mike Adams has biceps soreness

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Jeremy Horst vs. Ryan Braun. It didn't look like a fair matchup from the seat of your couch, did it? Well, you're not alone. "When I looked... Read more

Ruiz nearing return from DL

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Carlos Ruiz had three large boxes resting next to his locker stall inside the Phillies clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon. Inside the boxes? Dozens... Read more