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The Phillies let go of their assistant general manager of amateur scouting

The Phillies will miss the playoffs for the third straight season despite having one of the highest payrolls in the majors. While many would like to see general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. take the fall for the organization’s downturn, assistant general manager of amateur scouting Marti Wolever got the ax yesterday. Wolever has been with the organization since 1992 and has been running...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. searching the globe for talent

Ruben Amaro Jr. has been giving his passport a workout lately. The Phillies’ general manager was in the Dominican Republic to scout Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas in a private workout on Monday. Last week, he was in Japan on a scouting mission. “It was a good opportunity for me to see some players and make some contacts with Japanese front offices,” Amaro said before Tuesday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Braves Could Impact Amaro’s Future

On Monday, the Braves fired GM Frank Wren after being officially eliminated from the 2014 Postseason. Wren spent 15 years in the Braves organization, and was GM since 2007. Similarly, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has been with the Phillies since 1998, and GM since 2008. The Braves made the playoffs three times under Wren, and were up near 90 wins several times. Under Amaro, the...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies just don’t know when to quit. They really should quit. It was another season of the Phillies trying to win with almost the exact same roster that lost 89 games the year before, only older. As you, but not Ruben Amaro Jr., probably guessed, it didn’t go very well. Preseason Prediction: I think third place is the ceiling for the Phillies, and the bottom of the National...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Recent Winning Ways Could Prove Costly in the Long Run

Ruben Amaro Jr. could stay put thanks to the Phillies recent winnings ways. (AP Photo). Lets face it, this has not exactly been a fun year for Phillies fans. The aging team that we all thought would struggle to compete has lived up to our expectations. The GM that fans thought was incompetent did nothing to diminish that philosophy at the trade deadline when he failed to make a...
Via Phillies Nation
15 days 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
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro: the rest of moves

In the third article in the series,a listing of Ruben Amaro's other moves.
Via PhilsBaseball
August 24, 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...
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

Fall or Rise: Can the Phillies Climb Back to the Top in 2014?

Well, yet again the horrific season of 2013 has ended. Where do the Phils even start to begin building up the empire the had for five consecutive years? Well there are a few possible things that could make them contenders again in 2014. And there are a few things that could easily end their season in another terrible run. Firstly, Ruben Amaro has to make the right moves. He cannot...
Via Fightin For Philly
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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