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Phillies GM: Cole Hamels Trade Probably Won’t Happen This Offseason

This embed is invalid" /> The Philadelphia Phillies are in no rush to trade pitcher Cole Hamels. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledged Tuesday that the club could trade Hamels this offseason. However, Amaro isn’t banking on a deal unless Philadelphia receives the perfect haul in exchange for its ace. “I think Cole Hamels is going...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro: It Would “Probably be Better” for Phillies to Cut Ties With Slugger

There has been plenty of speculation in regards to Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard’s future with the Phillies. Over the weekend, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. himself spoke about Howard on 97.5 The Fanatic. “We talked to Ryan, and I told him that in our situation, it would probably be better for the organization not with him, but without him. With that said,...
Via Phillies Nation
10 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Find Ryan Howard a Happy New Home

Times have changed, finally, in Philadelphia. Approximately two years after most of the rest of us thought it was time to blow things up, and six months after GM Ruben Amaro reportedly told closer Jonathan Papelbon that the team was still attempting to win now, the Philles have eventually seen the light and committed to the […]
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM told Ryan Howard team is better off without him

Ryan Howard was last an elite power hitter in 2009, when he launched 45 homers and posted a .279/.360/.571 line at the age of 29. He topped 30 homers in both 2010 and 2011, but his triple slash fell in both seasons. Then, Howard blew out his Achilles to end the 2011 NLDS, and his career has gone completely off the rails. In the first three seasons of his five year, $125 million...
Via The Outside Corner
December 21, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
November 12, 2014  |  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

Storyline: Rumored Nemeses for the Philadelphia Phillies

On the next horizon, four teams are posturing for a bargain, while the Philadelphia Phillies negotiate with Jonathan Papelbon’s future setup man. Will another front office outmaneuver Ruben Amaro Jr. for that coveted arm? TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers:  This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects...
Via isportsweb.com
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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