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Could Scott Proefrock be next in the Phillies organization to shed "interim" tag?

Scott Proefrock on a college media day. Photo: Philliedelphia/Matt Rappa Scott Proefrock has many years as an assistant general manager. Proefrock served in the role for the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays from 1997 through 2005 and held the role with the Phillies from 2008 until September 10, when Ruben Amaro...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Philadelphia Phillies had to fire GM Ruben Amaro, Jr.

In a move that was over a year in the making, the 54-86 Philadelphia Phillies fired GM Ruben Amaro Thursday. Amaro has been criticized by fans continually for his management, or mismanagement, of the team. There is even a twitter page named “Fire Ruben Amaro Jr.” that has over 2,300 followers in support of relieving the disgruntled GM of his duties. Today, they got their wish...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies part ways with GM Ruben Amaro

In a move that has been widely expected for months, the Phillies announced today that they’re not going to extend Ruben Amaro‘s contract, ending his tenure as general manager of the club. Full release from #Phillies on Amaro: — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 10, 2015   Amaro has been the Phillies GM since November of 2008. The Phillies...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. out as Phillies general manager

A day after the Phillies lost their 12th game in the last 16, Andy Middleton has officially announced that Ruben Amaro Jr.'s contract as general manager will not be renewed. Here is the official release from the Phillies. Scott Proefrock will take over in the interim until a replacement is...
Via Philliedelphia
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Gillick praises Phillies GM Amaro but decision on future not imminent

The future of Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. will be determined over the next month of the season.Outgoing Phillies president Pat Gillick told on Tuesday that a decision on Amaro "will be made in the next 30 days or so." Amaro is in is seventh season as the club's GM and in the final year of his contract.Andy MacPhail will take over as president for...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation Episode 20: Amaro’s Future, Trade Evaluations & Knapp Feature

This week on Phillies Nation, Kevin Cooney of Calkins Media and the Bucks County Courier Times joins Rachel and Corey to evaluate the Phillies’ recent trades as well as discuss Ruben Amaro‘s future with the Phillies.  Plus, Jay Floyd has a special report on Andrew Knapp, Reading’s hot switch-hitting catcher. Check out this week’s episode in the media player below and look...
Via Phillies Nation
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Chase Utley appears unlikely to be traded

Fans of the Giants, Dodgers, Angels, and Cubs should probably temper their expectations for a new second baseman over the final two weeks of August. The four teams have all been tied to Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, but it’s looking less and less likely that Utley will be dealt. GM Ruben Amaro this morning @SportsRadioWIP "Chase Utley likely to be w #Phillies rest...
Via The Outside Corner
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM says team's fans 'don't understand the game’

The Philadelphia Phillies are once again one of the worst teams in baseball, and their general manager has apparently grown tired of the fans for getting on his case about it. When asked on Monday if the team is planning to trade any of its veterans and potentially bring up pitching prospects Aaron Nola and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. rips fans who ‘don’t understand the game’

With the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at 19-28 and arguably seem destined for a third straight losing season, talk has turned away from the team enjoying success this summer to its plans at trading away expendable players, including Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley and giving young prospects an opportunity to develop at...Read More The post Phillies GM...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 26, 2015  |  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

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