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Phils sign free agent Araujo thanks to Amaro’s sibling sponsor

Late last week the Phillies signed minor league free agent Elvis Araujo to a big league contract and it was partly a relationship in the team’s front office that helped get the deal rolling. Araujo, a six-foot-six 215 pound lefty has previously pitched in the Cleveland organization, tallying a 22-14 record with 11 saves and a 3.87 ERA in 102 games (57 starts) in his five-year professional...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: A Surprise Signing, Phillies?

With an open slot for a starter, will Miguel Gonzalez or a new face plug that hole for the Philadelphia Phillies? Keep in mind, if Ruben Amaro Jr. tabs Gonzalez and he does not pitch satisfactorily, the front office will have a major problem. There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Final...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. Speaks: Long-Term Will Drive Offseason Moves

#105614216 / Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke to Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette on "Power Alley" on MLB Network Radio today and he shared some thoughts on the Phillies' offseason. The big question on the minds of Ferrin and Duquette revolved around the Phillies' ace: would they...
Via Philliedelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro, Phillies Not Leaving Anything off the Table

#120216811 / This offseason for the Phillies, no one really knows what is going to happen, just that something or somethings are going to happen. As we are already aware, Ruben Amaro Jr. is on board with the rebuild. It is no surprise they are trying to deal Ryan...
Via Philliedelphia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 2, 1993

The Cleveland Indians send reliever Heathcliff Slocumb to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for outfielder Ruben Amaro Jr. Slocumb was 3-1 in a half season with the Indians in 1993 after being acquired in a June trade with the Chicago Cubs. He would become a National League All-Star as a closer with the Phillies in 1995 when he saved 32 games. Amaro played 54 games over two seasons...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebuilding Done "The Phillies Way", Starring Ruben Amaro Jr.

#91760713 / Late last week, Phillies General Manager, Ruben Amaro Jr. followed up Pat Gillick's comments on a rebuild with support. The Phillies management held organizational meetings this week and have the start of a plan that will begin a rebuild process for a team that is home to...
Via Philliedelphia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Attempts to Reconstruct Crap Team

The bitter taste of the Phillies 2014 last place finish in the NL East is still fresh and gag worthy in everyone's mouth.  That hasn't stopped Ruben Amaro from attempting to reconstruct the same ****** team for 2015.  Jerome Williams - extended for 1 year $2.5MGrady Sizemore - extended for 1 year $2MCesar Jimenez - avoids arbitrationIt's not that any of those players...
Via We Should Be GM's
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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