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Rollins on Howard Situation: 'That's not how things were ever done around here'

View image | This past weekend, Ruben Amaro admitted that he talked to long-time Phillies first baseman, Ryan Howard, and that the team would be better without him moving forward. With $73 million remaining on Howard's deal, not only would the Phillies have to find someone willing to take...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.: "We Are Working in Trying to Build That New Core"

View image | Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. joined Howard Eskin and Hollis Thomas Tuesday morning on SportsRadio 94WIP. The following is a transcript of the conversation, where Amaro touched on the realistic rebuilding time frame, as well as the current status of where the club stands with...
Via Philliedelphia
4 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro tells Ryan Howard Phillies are better without him

Ryan Howard can never argue that Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has not been honest with him. After trading shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Amaro told 97.5 The Fanatic’s Mike Missanelli that the Phillies are trying to move Howard next. In fact, Amaro says he told Howard that the team...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro literally said Phillies are better off without Ryan Howard

There is something about Ruben Amaro that I like these days. It's hard to pinpoint it but, oh yeah, HE LITERALLY SAID THE PHILLIES ARE BETTER OFF WITHOUT RYAN HOWARD.
Via PhilsBaseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Told Howard Org. Would Be Better Without Him

In refreshing, but cold-blooded, honest, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. reportedly told Ryan Howard that the organization would be better off  in 2015 without the first baseman. Amaro’s exact quote comes courtesy of 97.5 the Fanatic’s Matt Lombardo in a piece written for “I told [Howard] that in our situation it would probably bode better for the organization...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. has the support of Pat Gillick

Today, began the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings where many teams will be making trades and free agent signings. One of those teams that could be unloading players are the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are in rebuilding mode as the team unsuccessfully finished this past season with a 73-89 record which put them in last place in the NL East. The NL East is getting stronger with young...
Via Total Sports Live
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Showing Interest in Orioles' Steve Johnson

#175763294 / Day one of the Winter Meetings is underway and we already know that Ruben Amaro is looking for talent. What kind of talent? Well, starting pitching of course! Since the offense doesn't need any help... Ruben Amaro said his #1 priority at Winter Meeting is starting pitching....
Via Philliedelphia
19 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...
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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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