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RUBEN AMARO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ruben Amaro, Jr.: Maikel Franco "getting close" to Phillies call-up

View image | gettyimages.com Phillies third base prospect Maikel Franco has been performing very well at the Phillies' highest level of minor league play. For AAA Lehigh Valley, Franco is batting .336 with three home runs and 17 RBI. Franco also has 12 doubles and one triple. 12 doubles would...
Via Philliedelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Fan Barehands Foul Ball With Baby Strapped To His Chest (Videos)

Talk about the best Mother’s Day ever. During the fourth inning of Sunday’s New York Mets-Philadelphia Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, Mets infielder Daniel Murphy fouled a ball into the stands behind home plate gave us a new hero in the form of this Phillies fan father. As it turned out, that dad’s barehanded catch actually made for the perfect day. Comcast SportsNet’s...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

My Open Letter Ruben Amaro Jr.

Dear Mr. Amaro, I write you this letter as a former season ticket holder and lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan who has become increasingly incensed with the lack of direction this organization has.  As someone who works 50-60 hours a week in order to pay my mortgage, car payment, and bills, I hate to request someone lose their job, but I request that you tender your resignation...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: The (unfortunate) state of the franchise

“THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES HAVE WON THE WORLD SERIES! THIS ENDS A CITY WIDE CHAMPIONSHIP DROUGHT OF OVER 20 YEARS!” Though it seems just like yesterday, it was in 2008, which is ancient history in the world of professional sports. The Phillies then began their slow descent. They were World Series runners up in 2009, lost in the NLCS to the eventually World Series champs in 2010...
Via isportsweb.com
March 15, 2015  |  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
February 06, 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

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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