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2015 Fantasy Baseball: Trade Deadline Profile — Philadelphia Phillies

Most teams in the big leagues have moved to some form analytics. In some respects, you would almost think the blogosphere is disappointed at the concept. Ruben Amaro Jr. is one of the few that has shunned sabermetrics as a decision making tool. Writers throughout the internet and even in the traditional papers have left a trail of snark so long that you have to leave a trail of bread...
Via The Fantasy Fix
8 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Ruben Amaro Jr.'s connection to last Phillies 100-loss season in 1961

As they take a breather from an arduous 29-62 season, the Philadelphia Phillies are currently on pace to lose 100 games for the first time in over five decades. While it is rare to discuss the Phillies in such unflattering light, there's a unique connection between the Phillies team that last lost 100 games in 1961 (47-107) and the current iteration of the club, which is track to...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Responds to Paps, Hints About Aaron Nola Timeline

Ruben Amaro, Jr. responded to Jonathan Papelbon this morning on the WIP Morning Show, and besides saying an obvious “He doesn’t know anything about the front office” comment, he mentioned “There’s nothing in anyone’s contract that if you request to be traded, you have to be traded.” Angelo Cataldi from the Morning Show asked questions about trade talks, Cesar Hernandez...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. making enemies yet again

Ruben Amaro Jr. is already on the hot seat in Philadelphia, at least if you ask any single fan. Some fans are refusing to attend games until he is gone. Amaro has already made some comments that have infuriated Philadelphia Phillies’ fans and yet he has done it again. Seriously, does Amaro have a death wish? When Amaro was asked about the return of one of the franchise’s best...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. going out guns blazing

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Ruben. I’m sure that’s what Andy MacPhail, Pat Gillick, David Montgomery, and the entire City of Brotherly Love is thinking collectively after Ruben Amaro Jr.’s most recent opportunity to fully insert his foot in his mouth. Amaro made headlines back in December by publicly calling out Ryan Howard and stating that the team would be...
Via Baseball Essential
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Chase Utley not a starter at 2B when he returns

Chase Utley is on the DL right now for the Philadelphia Phillies, don’t expect to see him immediately slide back into their lineup with the familiar “4” next to his name. Before Tuesday’s game with the Dodgers in Los Angeles, GM Ruben Amaro was asked about Utley’s role when he returned. Amaro didn’t commit to Utley at second base, and instead backed the relatively...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM says team's fans 'don't understand the game’

The Philadelphia Phillies are once again one of the worst teams in baseball, and their general manager has apparently grown tired of the fans for getting on his case about it. When asked on Monday if the team is planning to trade any of its veterans and potentially bring up pitching prospects Aaron Nola and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. rips fans who ‘don’t understand the game’

With the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at 19-28 and arguably seem destined for a third straight losing season, talk has turned away from the team enjoying success this summer to its plans at trading away expendable players, including Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley and giving young prospects an opportunity to develop at...Read More The post Phillies GM...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Are you f'n kidding me?!

Ruben Amaro Jr. failed to trade any of the Phillies players today before the 4 PM Trade Deadline.  I am flabbergasted.Trade Chips:Antonio BastardoCliff LeeMarlon ByrdAJ BurnettCarlos RuizJonathan PapelbonRyan HowardRoberto HernandezKyle KendrickI don't include Utley, Rollins, and Hamels because I wouldn't have traded them.  Brown isn't included because he has absolutely no value...
Via We Should Be GM's
July 31, 2014  |  1 Comment

Amaro’s comments to ESPN turn some heads

Ruben Amaro Jr. has raised some eyebrows with some of the things he has said during the Phillies’ dismal past two seasons, but his comments on Monday take the cake. Jerry Crasnick of posted a story about the Phillies in which he extensively quoted Amaro, and a few of his comments are real head-scratchers. Per Crasnick’s article: “I can’t worry about whether I’m...
Via Phillies Nation
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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