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Phillies Ace- Jerome Williams

When Ruben Amaro shoveled Jerome Williams out of the garbage heap of released players without employment, it was out of necessity, not genius.  Well, Amaro is rocking a smug smirk now that Williams has pitched brilliantly through his first 4 starts with the Phillies.  Let's jut hope Amaro doesn't extend him for 3 YR/$30M, because 4 starts is an extremely small sample size...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Did Well?

It pains me to admit this, but Ruin Tomorrow Jr. Ruben Amaro Jr. did well in the Roberto Hernandez deal to the Dodgers.  He landed two of their Top 20 prospects, completing the trade yesterday with the acquisition of Victor Arano and earlier snagging second baseman Jesmuel Valentin (a 1st round draft pick in 2012).Arano is a 19 year old starting pitcher, currently in Single-A...
Via We Should Be GM's
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro is still shocked no one wants Jonathan Papelbon

The Phillies had a surfeit of expendable players that were perfect for other teams, but the club stood pat as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline passed. GM Ruben Amaro said other GM’s were overvaluing prospects, and that his demands for his own players were reasonable. With the August 31 waiver deadline just a week away, Amaro is still shocked he hasn’t been able to arrive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro: the rest of moves

In the third article in the series,a listing of Ruben Amaro's other moves.
Via PhilsBaseball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies President David Montgomery Declares Ruben Amaro, Jr.'s Job Safe

#487261603 / What do you do when your General Manager leads the team to three consecutive lifeless, putrid seasons? Give him job security - what else? That appears to be what is happening right now in the Phillies front office. According to Todd Zolecki of, Ruben Amaro Jr.'s...
Via Philliedelphia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro isn’t punting on the 2014 Phillies

“Right now, we’re trying to win as many games as possible,” Amaro said. “At the same time, at some point, we’re going to have to start looking to the future. And once we’re ‘eliminated’ … listen, is it a long shot to get back into this Wild Card race? It is. Numerically it’s not impossible, but right now obviously I’d be foolish to say it’s something that’s...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro, Jr. Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS

Check out Ruben Amaro, Jr. taking the ice bucket challenge here: Post by Philadelphia Phillies. Roy Halladay challenged him, and he did it. Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. did the ice bucket challenge for ALS. And, Amaro kept it going. Who did he tag to do it next? Arizona...
Via Philliedelphia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro, Jr.: Phillies May Take Not Contend in 2015 and 2016

For the Phillies, 2012, 2013 and 2014 have been much of a step back. The five straight division championships that included two National League pennants are long gone. Now, after three years of stepping back, the Phillies have an admission from management: the Phillies may need a step back before...
Via Philliedelphia
27 days ago  |  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...
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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