High Cheese Archive: April, 2012

De Fratus makes season debut

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Reliever Justin De Fratus began his rehab assignment Sunday with Class A Clearwater, pitching a scoreless inning in his season debut. DeFratus... Read more

Comparing the corners through 15 games

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A couple of interesting numbers on this dreary Sunday afternoon, which sees the 7-8 Phillies sitting at fourth place in the NL East, having... Read more

Worth noting: Disagree with Manuel's decisions, but don't ignore his options

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The situation: 0-0 game on the road, Carlos Ruiza on third base, one out Due up: Pitcher, LHB/LF Juan Pierre And after that:SHB/CF Shane... Read more

LETTERS: The Phillies' draft-day performance; future options at third base

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Confession: I'm not very good at answering email. I would like to get better. For starters, I am going to try to get into the routine of digging... Read more

Worth noting: Waiting for Placido Polanco and John Mayberry Jr.

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The early part of the baseball season presents a challenge when it comes to evaluating the performance of a veteran who is on the downslope... Read more

Come, watch the trainwreck unfold. . .

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The Marlins' quest to provide you with an endless number of reasons to hate them continues on April 21, when Showtime will offer a half-hour... Read more

Video: Phillies looking for consistency

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Video: After a rough start, which players are the best options for the Phillies line-up? Is Roy Halladay losing his edge? CineSport's Noah... Read more

A look at Pat Burrell's on-field legacy

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In today's Daily News, Marcus Hayes offers an interesting perspective on the legacy of Pat Burrell through the eyes of some of the players... Read more

Worth noting: Polanco's power, Halladay's velo, Papelbon's workload

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Full disclosure: I'm not traveling with the team on this 10-game road trip. Feels a little weird. It's the first West Coast trip I've missed... Read more

A history of silence: Phillies offense looks to finally solve Lincecum

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My first year on the Phillies beat I was standing in the clubhouse before a game. Not far away from me was Adam Eaton, the righthander who... Read more