High Cheese Archive: March, 2012

For better or for worse, the Phillies will gamble on Juan Pierre

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I hope Juan Pierre proves me wrong, because it is really hard not to like the guy. You know a player loves the game when he shrugs his shoulder... Read more

The MLB Network studios just got a lot more touchy-feely. . .

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This popped into my email while I was driving back from Clearwater yesterday (18 hours, 3 stops, plus an hour-long delay for an accident south... Read more

Scott Podsednik isn't making the Phillies' decision easy...

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Scott Podsednik took two balls, swung through a pitch, then squared up a fastball he could drive, sending it sailing onto the right field berm... Read more

What do the latest roster cuts mean for the Opening Day roster?

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In case you have not heard, the Phillies have trimmed three more players from their spring training roster, assigning veteran righthanders... Read more

An expanded take on Chase Utley and the dissemination of information

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For a writer, one of the cool things about Twitter is the way it serves as a real-time focus group for thoughts and ideas. It is an unscientific... Read more

Add Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot to your list of available infielders

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This is the time of year where general managers attempt to exploit the needs of their brethren, so expect to see plenty of names popping up... Read more

Pat Burrell will scout for Giants

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Can't say we ever projected this for Pat Burrell, but the former Phillies left fielder is apparently transitioning into a career as a scout... Read more

With Thome and Nix, there might not be room for Pierre or Podsednik...

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Let's get all of the disclaimers out of the way first. Jim Thome is a good story. In fact, he has the potential to be a great story. If you... Read more

Halladay's velo, Utley's replacement, other random notes

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It is the middle of the third inning here at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, where Roy Halladay is in the middle of facing the Orioles and the... Read more

Video: Who will play second base for Phils?

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Video: Chase Utley left Phillies camp Monday to see a specialist because of his chronically injured knees. The Daily News' David Murphy reports... Read more