High Cheese Archive: January, 2011

Please allow me to re-introduce myself

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Few things can make a man long for spring training like attempting to parallel park on a snow-packed Philadelphia street that looks as if it... Read more

Phillies reportedly sign relief pitcher Jason Grilli

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The Phillies apparently will have two of the first five picks from the 1997 baseball draft in minor league camp at the Carpenter Complex in... Read more

Phillies minor leaguer suspended

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Phillies minor league pitcher San Lazaro Solano has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a performance-enhancing... Read more

Ransom lands with Diamondbacks

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A minor Phillies-related transaction just crossed the wire on Major League Baseball's web site. Cody Ransom, who helped fill the void when... Read more

Phillies getting massive new video board

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The scoreboard at Citizens Bank Park is getting a $10 million upgrade, the Phillies announced. When completed, the new Phillies HD display... Read more

Kendrick signs for $2.45 million

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Update - 2:58 p.m. With Ben Francisco's $1.175 million deal and Kendrick's $2.45 million deal, the Phillies now have $164.825 million guaranteed... Read more

Details on Ben Francisco's contract

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Here are details of the contract Phillies rightfielder Ben Francisco agreed to Saturday to avoid arbitration: Base salary: $1,175,000 Performance... Read more

Phillies sign former No. 1 overall pick

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The Phillies have signed righthander Matt Anderson to a minor league contract. Anderson was the No. 1 overall pick by the Detroit Tigers in... Read more

The 2011 Payroll, along with some thoughts on the roster

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Happy Friday. Thought I'd drop in for a quick update on the Phillies payroll as February appears on the horizon. Currently, the Phillies have... Read more

Pagan says Mets can give Phillies a fight

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Spring training is getting closer, and hope springs eternal as the days get closer. What would this time of year be without some comments... Read more