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Sizing Up Sandberg: Rosenthal suggests Sandberg may be on hot seat

Ryne Sandberg, by all indications, is Ruben Amaro’s guy. Amaro hand-picked him years ago as one of the game’s more obvious heir apparents to the team’s most successful manager in franchise history, Charlie Manuel. Sandberg always seemed like an odd choice to bring to Philadelphia, as he never really was...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro isn’t punting on the 2014 Phillies

“Right now, we’re trying to win as many games as possible,” Amaro said. “At the same time, at some point, we’re going to have to start looking to the future. And once we’re ‘eliminated’ … listen, is it a long shot to get back into this Wild Card race? It is. Numerically it’s not impossible, but right now obviously I’d be foolish to say it’s something that’s...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro, Jr. Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS

Check out Ruben Amaro, Jr. taking the ice bucket challenge here: Post by Philadelphia Phillies. Roy Halladay challenged him, and he did it. Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. did the ice bucket challenge for ALS. And, Amaro kept it going. Who did he tag to do it next? Arizona...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Halladay Does Ice Bucket Challenge, Defends Amaro on Twitter

Roy Halladay is quite the man. This past weekend, he was in town to help induct Charlie Manuel into/onto the Phillies Wall of Fame. He also took the time to actually go to the Zoo with “Zoo with Roy.” Today, he’s busy raising money for ALS by taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, a new fad making its way around social media circles. With that, he challenged Phillies GM Ruben...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Why they won at the deadline

Watching the Philadelphia Phillies this season has been like watching the same episode of a once beloved television show over and over.  They are the same team on paper that they were at the start of the season, with the exception being the Thursday trade that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers.  It was expected by many that the team would be trading away players such as A...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro, Jr.: Phillies May Take Not Contend in 2015 and 2016

For the Phillies, 2012, 2013 and 2014 have been much of a step back. The five straight division championships that included two National League pennants are long gone. Now, after three years of stepping back, the Phillies have an admission from management: the Phillies may need a step back before...
Via Philliedelphia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

This Ruben Amaro comment on prospects says it all

“I think one of the most over-coveted elements of baseball are prospects. I don’t know how many prospects that have been dealt over the last several years have really come to bite people in the [rear end].” - Ruben Amaro, July 31, 2014 [via]
Via Macho Row
18 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
19 days ago  |  1 Comment

How to React to the Phillies Trade Deadline Moves (or Non-Moves)

The MLB trade deadline is upon us and Phillies fans are antsy about what Ruben Amaro may or may not do before the 4:00 pm cutoff.  Sure, many of the Phillies older players with big contracts can easily be traded in August, but in this sports landscape of outrage and hot takes, we need instant […] The post How to React to the Phillies Trade Deadline Moves (or Non-Moves) appeared...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Amaro looks to improve through deals

The trade deadline is getting closer. You can hear it in the answers that Ruben Amaro Jr. is giving to questions. “I'm not going to go through a trade deadline discussion every day,” the Phillies' general manager said before Saturday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. “The only thing I can tell you is we're going to try to do what we can to improve...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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