High Cheese Archive: July, 2011

What will it take to land Carlos Beltran? An approximation. . .

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There are a number of factors that complicate any projection of the type of package it will take to land Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran, who... Read more

Lidge gets closer

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Brad Lidge made what might be his final rehab appearance today, pitching a scoreless eighth inning for Lakewood in a South Atlantic League... Read more

Fox Sports: Phillies among most aggressive in pursuit of Beltran

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Some more pre-trade-deadline fodder: Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, who usually has a pretty good handle on all things Phillies, is reporting... Read more

Orr optioned, Halladay "absolutely" will make next start

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Not sure how the weather is in the rest of the country, but here in Chicago it feels like somebody turned on the sink and the shower and then... Read more

Manuel weighs in on need for reliever, need for bat

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With 13 days remaining until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and his front office are scouring the majors... Read more

Rollins in the lineup vs. Mets

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Jimmy Rollins is in the lineup and leading off in today's game against the Mets. Rollins was pulled from yesterday's game, and had been suffering... Read more

Victorino, Lidge continue rehab efforts

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UPDATE: Shane Victorino's day got off to a fun beginning. He hit a long fly to leftfield in the first and began his home run trot. He was... Read more

Polanco to DL; Madson activated

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Third baseman Placido Polanco has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation, retroactive to July 5, the Phillies... Read more

Chooch graces cover of SI

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Carlos Ruiz gets the cover treatment on Sports Illustrated this week, appearing on a regional edition. Subscribers and newsstands in Pennsylvania... Read more

Lee says he wants to pitch in All-Star Game

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PHOENIX -- The Phillies had made it clear they would have been just as happy if Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee didn’t pitch in the All-Star... Read more