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All the latest from the Winter Meetings

Links below for all the key goings-on out in San Diego at the MLB Winter Meetings thus far… -Phillies Nation’s Corey Seidman writes for CSN that the free agent starting pitcher market is of great interest to the Phils and should impact the trade market for lefty Cole Hamels. -Interim team president Pat Gillick spoke of the rebuilding process and getting the roster younger. ...
Via Phillies Nation
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gillick on Phillies Rebuild: 'You have to kind of disassemble piece by piece'

Let's spare you the details. You already know the Phillies have admitted to rebuild, but have yet to do a thing about it. Ruben Amaro has responded with his normal "smug" remarks saying the team has had some good discussions and that he likes the talks that are ongoing. Well,...
Via Philliedelphia
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro: Phillies Are Busy, Just Doing It "Quietly"

So far the Phillies have been relatively quiet, other than signing incumbent Phillies Jerome Williams and Grady Sizemore to new contracts. This has frustrated Phillies fans, who have been assured of change for 2015. Despite the relatively quiet Phillies offseason, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. says that the Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

For Phillies' Ruben Amaro, Jr., Passing On Yasmany Tomas Is The Bigger Risk

#163395990 / The Phillies went from "strong contenders" to land free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas to perhaps not even making Tomas an offer. After floating out the story that the Tomas' defense was a concern, the Phillies were not even among four teams who made Tomas an offer. While...
Via Philliedelphia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Fan Throws Shade At GM Ruben Amaro on His Baseball Reference Page

The offseason is always an unsettling time for Philadelphia Phillies fans. At any second, general manager Ruben Amaro can do something stupid. Whether it’s getting shafted in a trade, a stupid free-agent acquisition, or an unneeded extension—the odds are always high for something head-scratching. A reader at Beerleaguer, a Phillies blog, decided to have some fun at Amaro’s...
Via Busted Coverage
21 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

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 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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