Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 6/30/12
Well, that's it.  Ruben Amaro has given up on the Phillies for the 2012 season.   In case you did not pick that up by a lack of moves when things went wrong, his trade of Jim Thome to the Baltimore Orioles for nothing that would help this 2012 club shows that it is over. The Phillies record this year is an indication of what Amaro did or did not do for the club.  Now let me be very clear: I do not blame Amaro for all the injuries.   But, he has made a number of key mistakes that brought the team to the point where they are trading from a position of strength for nothing that helps the team's immediate needs. The Bullpen Was Never Assembled to be a Strength Ruben Amaro contructed a bullpen that was to look like this: Jonathan Papelbon Antonio Bastardo Chad Qualls Jose Contreras Mike Stutes David Herndon Kyle Kendrick Now, Papelbon has been everything one could ask for since signing with the Phillies.  Antonio Bastardo has been OKAY - the same Antonio Bastardo that the P...
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