High Cheese Archive: January, 2013

Measuring the cost of injuries over the last five seasons

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Hard to believe that I'll be flying down to Clearwater in a little over a week for this year's edition of spring training. I'm in the process... Read more

A healthy Hamels ready to go

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After knocking down a report from earlier this month that he had to be backed off his offseason throwing program because of shoulder soreness... Read more

Phillies sign veteran reliever Chad Durbin to one-year deal

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The Phillies lost 16 games last season that they had led in the 7th inning or later in 2012. Despite signing Jonthan Papelbon to the richest... Read more

Amaro: Phillies explored trade for Justin Upton

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The Phillies were in need of a right-handed power bat for the corner outfield, and early in the offseason they made an offer to free agent... Read more

Phillies to open with lowest Opening Day payroll since 2010?

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With the Delmon Young signing, the Phillies appear to have completed their work on what is likely to be their Opening Day roster. Barring a... Read more

Over the last two years, Domonic Brown has been better at baseball than Delmon Young

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I'm already on record as saying that the Delmon Young signing makes some sense for the Phillies. At $750,000, there is not a lot of downside... Read more

Worth the weight: Phillies outfielder Delmon Young's contract

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Delmon Young signed a contract for a guaranteed $750,000 on Tuesday. It was a $6 million paycut from the $6.75 million he earned last season... Read more

Delmon Young, and the potential tragicomedy called the 2013 Phillies

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A baseball player, a lawyer and a rabbi walked into Ruben Amaro Jr.'s explanation for signing Delmon Young yesterday, and now a once-proud... Read more

Breaking down the Phillies' signing of Delmon Young

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The Phillies announced that they have signed Delmon Young to a one-year, $750,000 contract. Here's why the move makes some sense for the Phillies... Read more

Charlie Manuel visits Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard and scouts Chase Utley, too

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In three weeks and two days, Charlie Manuel will stroll along the diamonds at the Carpenter Complex as pitchers and catchers take part in their... Read more