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(Ruben Amaro Jr., prior to the signing of Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez):
What you lookin’ at? You all a bunch of ********* assholes – Keith Law and you list makers. You know why? You don’t have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your ********* fingers and say, “That’s the bad guy.” So… what that make you? Good? You’re not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don’t have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There’s a bad guy comin’ through! Better get outta his way!
**** your prospect lists. **** you calling my farm the worst in the league. I’m signing Gonzalez. Say hallo to my lil’ friend!
You know what? **** you! How about that?
I’m Ruben Amaro! You **** with me, you ********* with the best!
In this league, you gotta make the money first.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a six-year contract worth $48 million.
Gonzalez, 26, had numerous teams show interest in him since he was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball.
Final details on Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez deal: six years, $48M guaranteed, with a vesting option for a seventh year at $11M.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan...
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. on Friday opened the door to trading All-Star left-hander Cliff Lee.
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In a stunning turn of events, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed coveted Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a six-year deal worth upwards of 50 million dollars, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.
Here is Passan with the details:
Cuban RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on six-year deal worth more than $50M, club source tells...
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The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the Phillies signed Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.
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Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers
Jonathan Pettibone (5-4, 3.97) vs. Rick Porcello (7-6, 4.49)
Time: 1:08 PM EST, Comerica Park
Weather: Chance of rain, 70
TV: PHL 17
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Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets
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