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RUBEN AMARO RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro refutes Biddle’s concussion diagnosis again and again

Jesse Biddle, image- Jay Floyd When a CSNPhilly piece by Jim Salisbury featured quotes from Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. discrediting prospect Jesse Biddle‘s assertion of suffering from a concussion last season, the uproar that should accompany such contradiction was missing. The Phils’ 2010 opening round draft choice (27th overall), Biddle, missed considerable time...
Via Phillies Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. 'Sincerely Doubts' Hamels Getting Traded

After being asked by Comcast SportsNet's Michael Barkann if he thinks he will ever utter the words 'we've just traded Cole Hamels', Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. replied, "I would sincerely doubt it." Amaro Jr. followed by saying, "I know there's a lot of speculation coming from a lot...
Via Philliedelphia
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Team has received four 'real' offers for Cole Hamels

The Philadelphia Phillies have yet to trade left-hander Cole Hamels. It doesn’t mean there aren’t proposals floating around.     Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury on Wednesday that eight teams have “kicked the tires” on Hamels. Salisbury dug deeper to discover how many “real” offers the Phillies have received for the ace...
Via NESN.com
February 12, 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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