High Cheese Archive: July, 2011

Pence deal: Future is now

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When Joe Klein was farm director of the Texas Rangers, he was called out of a staff meeting one spring training evening in 1982 and given a... Read more

Beltran, Pence, Quentin, more. . .

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Lots of stuff to get to, and I only have 10 minutes before I'm scheduled to go on Daily News Live. Carlos Beltran just spoke to the media and... Read more

Beltran off the board

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UPDATE: The New York Post is now reporting that the Mets will be getting stud pitching prospect Zack Wheeler in the deal. Wheeler was ranked... Read more

A right-handed hitter who might be worth the farm?

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In an earlier post, we concluded that Hunter Pence is not a "high on base percentage guy" or a "power hitter." But here's a guy who could... Read more

Who is Hunter Pence?

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First thing's first: Hunter Pence would upgrade this Phillies line-up. Significantly. There really is not much of an argument to be made against... Read more

Someone's gotta blink...

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Thus far, the trade deadline is unfolding as we expected, with the few teams with desireable resources holding firm on their asking prices... Read more

Polanco to start rehab on Thursday

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From Paul Hagen. . . Placido Polanco said today that he anticipates playing in his first rehab outing on Thursday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley... Read more

Oswalt set to begin rehab

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Roy Oswalt could be back on the active roster sometime during the first week of August if all goes according to plan. The veteran righthander... Read more

Threshers' Colvin leaves game with injury

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Brody Colvin, one of the Phillies' Baby Aces for Class A Clearwater, was pulled after three innings Friday night, with tightness in his groin... Read more

Lidge returns, Baez designated for assignment

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Reliever Brad Lidge has been added to the active roster for the first time this season. To make room for him, righthander Danys Baez was designated... Read more