High Cheese Archive: July, 2012

An updated look at the Phillies' 2013 payroll

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One of the important revelations today: the Phillies should finish the season under the $178 million luxury tax threshold, meaning they won't... Read more

Trade of Hunter Pence raises questions about 2013

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By all accounts, Tommy Joseph is a solid major league prospect. Whether he was solid enough to warrant the trade of Hunter Pence is debatable... Read more

A quick look at new Phillies reliever Josh Lindblom

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The Phillies have traded long-time centerfielder Shane Victorino to the Dodgers for 25-year-old reliever Josh Lindblom, Double-A starter Ethan... Read more

Report: D-backs targeting Lee

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Phillies trade rumors continued overnight. In the latest, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Arizona Diamondbacks could be targeting... Read more

Report: Pence deal to Giants 'in place'

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KPIX, a television station in San Francisco, is reporting that the Giants "have a deal in place" for Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence. Giants... Read more

Huston Street's new contract, Jonathan Papelbon's current one

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Huston Street signed a two-year, $14 million contract extension today, the latest closer deal that will be dwarfed by the four-year, $50 million... Read more

Did the Reds really turn down Shane Victorino because of Logan Ondrusek?

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If the Cincinnati Enquirer is to be believed, the Phillies could struggle to gain anything of value in exchange for center fielder Shane Victorino... Read more

How Cole Hamels' new contract fits into the payroll moving forward

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Lots of talk about how much money the Phillies have tied up in X amount of players now that Cole Hamels has signed a six-year, $144 million... Read more

Hamels negotiations still very much alive

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Don't read too much into reports that Cole Hamels has not accepted the Phillies' latest contract offer. The two sides are actively involved... Read more

Polanco out of lineup, Victorino in

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Shane Victorino's absence from last night's win over the Brewers apparently was not serious. The center fielder is back in the lineup today... Read more