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Phillies Nation Episode 20: Amaro’s Future, Trade Evaluations & Knapp Feature

This week on Phillies Nation, Kevin Cooney of Calkins Media and the Bucks County Courier Times joins Rachel and Corey to evaluate the Phillies’ recent trades as well as discuss Ruben Amaro‘s future with the Phillies.  Plus, Jay Floyd has a special report on Andrew Knapp, Reading’s hot switch-hitting catcher. Check out this week’s episode in the media player below and look...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Keeping Chase Utley Is A Good Thing

Yesterday, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. told Sports Radio WIP that Chase Utley will likely spend the rest of the season on the Phillies. He would later clarify to reporters before yesterday’s game that “I don’t think that Chase has that desire to leave, frankly,” and “the Phillies don’t have the desire to move him out of here.” It sure sounds like Utley is adamant...
Via Phillies Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley appears unlikely to be traded

Fans of the Giants, Dodgers, Angels, and Cubs should probably temper their expectations for a new second baseman over the final two weeks of August. The four teams have all been tied to Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, but it’s looking less and less likely that Utley will be dealt. GM Ruben Amaro this morning @SportsRadioWIP "Chase Utley likely to be w #Phillies rest...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro: “Very likely” Utley stays in Philadelphia

PHOTO: AP/Kathy Willens Will Chase Utley stay, or will he go? That’s the question with the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline just 13 days away. While there are many who believe that Utley is destined to land on a contending team’s roster, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. believes that it is “very likely” that the 36-year-old will remain in Philadelphia for at least the...
Via Phillies Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. weighs in on Utley trade rumors, current state of the franchise

Tuesday morning, Philadephia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. joined Angelo Cataldi & The Morning Team on SportsRadio 94 WIP. Amongst the discussed topics were the trade rumors involving second baseman Chase Utley, the recent success of the franchise since the All-Star break, as well as his opinion on some...
Via Philliedelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WIP host Glen Macnow thinks Ruben Amaro Jr. will be with Phillies beyond 2015

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has been scrutinized throughout his tenure. Whether it be bad contracts or trades that haven't panned out, fans are counting down the days until his final days as the Phils GM. When will that be though? Amaro Jr.'s contract may be up at the...
Via Philliedelphia
27 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
July 14, 2015  |  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

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