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September 16, 2010
David Murphy breaks down probable pitching matchups for next week's Phillies-Braves series at go.philly.com/highcheese.
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July 20, 2012 | David Murphy
A version of this originally appeared on David Murphy's blog, High Cheese:     THE HITS keep on coming for Tyson Gillies, the centerfield prospect acquired as part of the ill-fated Cliff Lee trade of December 2009.   Gillies has been suspended from Double A Reading for what the club says is a violation of team rules. No further information was available. Gillies has struggled to stay on the field since the Phillies acquired him from the Mariners, along with righthanders Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez, in exchange for Lee. He appeared in only 28 games in his first season in the organization, which was marked by hamstring injuries and an arrest on charges of cocaine possession (the charges were later dropped)
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December 6, 2012
A FEW WEEKS ago, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel sent Eagles coach Andy Reid a text message that said, in essence, keep your head up. On Wednesday, Manuel was asked his opinion on what Reid is going through in this tough, 3-9 Eagles season. "I pull for Andy Reid," Manuel said. "I want him to win games. I want him to win a championship. I want the Eagles to win. I want them to win a Super Bowl. At the same time, I'm sure he's doing the best he possibly can. That's kind of how football goes.
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May 21, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
How good is the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera? So good that the other team's players are fans. The 2012 AL Triple Crown winner hit three home runs in the Detroit's 11-8 loss to Texas on Sunday night. Rangers outfielder David Murphy was impressed. "Big game, fun game, national TV," he said. "We got to witness the best hitter in the game hit three homers. " Probably helped that Murphy had a three-run dinger of his own in the sixth - though that one barely cleared the wall.
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October 29, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - Minutes after the unmitigated disaster had ended, Vladimir Guerrero sat facing his locker in the visitors' clubhouse at AT&T Park and softly answered questions in Spanish. A future Hall of Famer, Guerrero had played 14 seasons without ever playing on the game's biggest stage, the World Series. So here he was, embarrassed by his performance in the game he had dreamed of playing. "What happened out there . . . I cannot put my head down," the Texas Rangers veteran said through an interpreter after Texas' 11-7 loss on Wednesday.
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January 15, 2015 | Staff Report
DAILY NEWS Phillies writer David Murphy hosted a chat on Philly.com yesterday. Here are some of the highlights: Question: Why won't the Phillies just cut Ryan Howard? What happens then? Can anyone sign him? Would anyone sign him? Who pays? Wouldn't it be better to not have him around? Murph: Why would they cut him? Maikel Franco is going to spend the first couple of months of the year in the minors. Darin Ruf is going to play leftfield. Cody Asche will be at third base. Cutting him just for the sake of cutting him doesn't make sense.
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April 19, 2008 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Viva Vicente! During his six years in the Phillies organization, Vicente Padilla often showed flashes of potential but didn't quite seem to grasp what he needed to do to become a consistently fine pitcher. He seems to be doing a much better job for the Texas Rangers. Padilla allowed just one run Thursday night in the Rangers' victory over Toronto. Even more impressive, he hung in for seven innings and 112 pitches, knowing that the Texas bullpen was pretty well exhausted after a 14-inning game the night before.
SPORTS
August 8, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Mike Mussina didn't even throw his best stuff, and he still shut down the most powerful offense in the majors. The New York Yankees might take that as a sign of things turning around. Mussina pitched seven sharp innings for his 15th win, and the visiting Yankees beat the Texas Rangers, 3-0, last night to gain a four-game split before starting their next road series against the American League-leading Los Angeles Angels. Mussina (15-7) threw seven scoreless innings to shut down the highest-scoring offense in the majors.
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May 1, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The Detroit Tigers are well on the way to putting their terrible start behind them. Placido Polanco homered twice and Marcus Thames also went deep to help visiting Detroit beat the New York Yankees, 6-2, last night in the Yankees' first game with Alex Rodriguez on the disabled list. Jeremy Bonderman pitched into the eighth inning and Gary Sheffield had two hits for Detroit (13-15), which has won seven of nine. The Tigers opened the season with seven straight losses. With Rodriguez sidelined by a strained right quadriceps, slumping New York managed only two hits after the first inning.
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January 15, 2015 | Staff Report
DAILY NEWS Phillies writer David Murphy hosted a chat on Philly.com yesterday. Here are some of the highlights: Question: Why won't the Phillies just cut Ryan Howard? What happens then? Can anyone sign him? Would anyone sign him? Who pays? Wouldn't it be better to not have him around? Murph: Why would they cut him? Maikel Franco is going to spend the first couple of months of the year in the minors. Darin Ruf is going to play leftfield. Cody Asche will be at third base. Cutting him just for the sake of cutting him doesn't make sense.
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May 21, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
How good is the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera? So good that the other team's players are fans. The 2012 AL Triple Crown winner hit three home runs in the Detroit's 11-8 loss to Texas on Sunday night. Rangers outfielder David Murphy was impressed. "Big game, fun game, national TV," he said. "We got to witness the best hitter in the game hit three homers. " Probably helped that Murphy had a three-run dinger of his own in the sixth - though that one barely cleared the wall.
SPORTS
January 9, 2013
This is a post by Daily News staff writer David Murphy from the Phillies' blog, High Cheese: AS YOU MAY have read elsewhere, Ruben Amaro Jr. thinks that his offseason work is likely complete. Given the options remaining on the free-agent market, you can't blame him for feeling that way. I still would not be surprised if the Phillies landed a righthanded power bat like Scott Hairston, but any such player is likely to be a part-time player who struggled against righthanded pitching while mashing lefties.
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December 27, 2012 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
This is an excerpt from a post on the Daily News' Phillies blog, High Cheese: MAYBE THE Mayans were wrong. Or maybe they were Phillies fans. Because right now, it is looking like Dec. 21, 2012, will go down in history as the last day any realist could consider the Phillies a surefire World Series contender. The next day, the last of the everyday corner outfielders was in the process of vanishing from the free-agent market, as Nick Swisher was agreeing with the Indians on a 4-year, $56 million contract.
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December 24, 2012 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
This is an excerpt from a post on the Daily News Phillies blog, High Cheese. ON SATURDAY, Cody Ross found a new home. The well-traveled, useful, righthanded-hitting outfielder signed a 3-year, $26 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Less than 24 hours later, fellow free agent Nick Swisher also came off the market. Cleveland signed Swisher, a switch-hitter with power and a strong plate discipline, to a 4-year, $56 million deal. The contract includes a vesting option that can push the contract to 5 years, $70 million.
SPORTS
December 16, 2012
Michael Vick, Sam Bradford and Blaine Gabbert have two things in common. One, they quarterback losing teams that rank in the bottom six in the NFL in scoring. Two, they all have a better quarterback rating than Andrew Luck, who has helped lead the Colts to a 9-4 record and a 22.5 points-per-game average that ranks 17th in the league. The deficiencies of the quarterback rating metric are well-documented, but it is particularly ineffective when it comes to evaluating the performance of young signalcallers.
SPORTS
December 13, 2012
This is a post by David Murphy on the Daily News' High Cheese blog. WE'LL START with the caveats. The Phillies could have far more cash at their disposal than they are letting on. They could have an ownership group that is willing to risk 4 or 5 years on Josh Hamilton. They could be trigger-happy. Or the Texas Rangers could just be claiming interest in retaining Hamilton out of politeness. But absent a significant extenuating circumstance, I simply cannot envision a scenario in which Hamilton signing with the Phillies makes sense.
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December 6, 2012
A FEW WEEKS ago, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel sent Eagles coach Andy Reid a text message that said, in essence, keep your head up. On Wednesday, Manuel was asked his opinion on what Reid is going through in this tough, 3-9 Eagles season. "I pull for Andy Reid," Manuel said. "I want him to win games. I want him to win a championship. I want the Eagles to win. I want them to win a Super Bowl. At the same time, I'm sure he's doing the best he possibly can. That's kind of how football goes.
SPORTS
November 9, 2012 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Spend enough time looking at the Phillies' current holes and their current options for filling them and you will end up convincing yourself that their best option - perhaps their only option - for returning to the top of the National League East involves a trade. It could be a blockbuster on the level of the Yankees' 2009 acquisition of Curtis Granderson, or a lesser move that adds a needed part while also rectifying an intriguing internal dilemma. That doesn't mean that a trade is imminent, or even that one is likely.
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November 8, 2012
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Want to make a general manager uncomfortable? Mention the new national television contracts Major League Baseball finalized in October, which will net the sport nearly 70 percent more in annual revenue than the previous batch of deals. Though the contracts do not begin until 2014, they represent a significant wild card for this year's free-agent signing period as teams decide how much money to allocate to multiyear contracts. And that could work to the detriment of a team like the Phillies.
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