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RUBEN AMARO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Too much "risk": Ruben Amaro, Jr. explains why Phillies shy away from Cuban players

Ruben Amaro, Jr. has Cuban blood. His grandfather, Santos Amaro, has a Cuban background. But, the Phillies general manager has not let his ancestry push the Phillies toward signing any of the many free agent Cuban players in recent years. Today, Amaro explained why: there is simply too much risk....
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. apologizes to Ryan Howard

Ruben Amaro, Jr., with 97.5 the Fanatic's Mike Missanelli during Spring Training 2013 Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr., was very blunt while making an appearance on 97.5 the Fanatic in December: the Phillies are better off without Ryan Howard. Even though you know it, I know it, Amaro knows...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Team has received four 'real' offers for Cole Hamels

The Philadelphia Phillies have yet to trade left-hander Cole Hamels. It doesn’t mean there aren’t proposals floating around.     Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury on Wednesday that eight teams have “kicked the tires” on Hamels. Salisbury dug deeper to discover how many “real” offers the Phillies have received for the ace...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Update: Amaro Says Phillies are Interested in Moncada

It appears that the Phillies are in fact interested in 19-year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, according to Ruben Amaro Jr. Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki reported yesterday that the Phillies “know [Moncada] well.” “He’s a very good prospect. He has a chance to be a very good player. He checks off a lot of the boxes, but we’re not the only team that would be interested...
Via Phillies Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. openly states interest in free agent Yoan Moncada

The buzz in baseball this week is that Cuban free agent infielder Yoan Moncada has been granted unconditional free agency. Moncada is an intriguing name, because at 19 years old and with many tools, he represents an opportunity to add significant young talent without sacrificing talent in return. While the...
Via Philliedelphia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Actions vs. Words Equals Phillies

With the trade of Jimmy Rollins, the Philadelphia Phillies revealed their long-term thinking. In other words, some potential replacements for tomorrow will come from organizations with specific shortcomings; for instance, the Cincinnati Reds needed a right-handed power bat for left field, and Marlon Byrd was a fit. Question: Who will be first player to exit the franchise this year...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Marlon Byrd Trade

At 37 years old, power hitting right fielder, Marlon Byrd, has seen a late career renaissance. Last offseason, the Phillies signed him to a 2-year, $16 million deal. That was back when the Phillies still wanted to continue the farce that they were close to contending. Now, this offseason, they are starting the rebuilding process and trading away veterans to restock the higher levels...
Via isportsweb.com
January 02, 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 ESPN.com 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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