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This week, the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws hosted their annual Phillies banquet at the Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood, NJ. Prior to the event that raised money for BlueClaws charities, I had the opportunity to sit down with Philadelphia general manager to discuss various organizational subjects. Ruben spoke about the Wilson Valdez for Jeremy Horst trade, highly regarded pitching prospect Jesse Biddle, Domonic Brown’s future, last year’s draft class and plenty more.Check out the media player below to listen to the full one-on-one interview with Ruben Amaro Jr.To check out my previous interviews with Ruben, click HERE and HERE.
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For more than two years, righty hurler J.C. Ramirez has been primed to become an impact prospect in the Phillies system, but inconsistency seems to be preventing the Nicaragua native from truly proving himself as a dependable talent.Last season, Ramirez spent the entire season in the Double-A Reading Phillies’ starting rotation, where he got off to a scorching hot start in April...
Right fielder Hunter Pence has agreed to a $10.4 million, one-year contract with the Phillies, avoiding arbitration.
The deal was announced Friday, and includes award bonuses.
Pence hit .314 with 22 homers and a career-high 97 RBI for Houston and Philadelphia last season. He was acquired from the Astros on July 29.
The two-time All-Star led the Phillies in several offensive categories...
The Philadelphia Phillies traded infielder Wilson Valdez to the Cincinnati Reds for left handed pitcher Jeremy Horst. Valdez, 33, had been the team’s utility infielder and saw considerable playing time with the recent injuries to Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.
Horst, a 26 year old 21st round pick in the 2007 draft, made his debut in 2011 and pitched in 12 games. In a very small...
In an odd move this week, the Phillies traded my favorite utility man, Wilson Valdez, to the Reds for a minor-league pitcher. 26-year old Jeremy Horst spent most of last season with triple-A Louisville, where he posted a 1-4 record and had a 2.81 ERA in 36 games. He did make 12 relief appearances for the Reds and posted a 2.93 ERA. Horst will get an invite to Spring Training.
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Austin Wright and Cesar Hernandez finished within 2 votes of each other, and because of this, we’ll do a run-off vote. The winner will be #17, the runner up will be #18, and I’m also going to attach the poll for #19 here as well. Cody Overbeck and Tyler Cloyd will enter the ballot for #19. As a reminder on eligibility for the list, to be eligible the player must have fewer than...
The Phillies have agreed with right fielder Hunter Pence on a one-year, $10.4 million contract, avoiding salary arbitration, the team announced Friday.
The Phillies on Friday announced that they've agreed to terms with outfielder Hunter Pence, avoiding arbitration with their lone remaining player. Pence received a one-year contract for $10.4 million, plus award bonuses.
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