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...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Darnell Sweeney could be more than a Phillies footnote

View image | There's no doubt the Cole Hamels deal was a team effort. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, departing president Pat Gillick, and the incoming president Andy MacPhail had a hand in the six-player package that came to town in return for the long-time ace. It will no...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Commit Fully to Rebuilding Process

Aaron Altherr #40 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets a shaving cream pie in the face by teammate Freddy Galvis #13 after the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park on August 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 7-4. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) Philadelphia’s general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., has shipped yet another Phillies’ veteran...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Keeping Chase Utley Is A Good Thing

Yesterday, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. told Sports Radio WIP that Chase Utley will likely spend the rest of the season on the Phillies. He would later clarify to reporters before yesterday’s game that “I don’t think that Chase has that desire to leave, frankly,” and “the Phillies don’t have the desire to move him out of here.” It sure sounds like Utley is adamant...
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16 days ago  |  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...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro: “Very likely” Utley stays in Philadelphia

PHOTO: AP/Kathy Willens Will Chase Utley stay, or will he go? That’s the question with the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline just 13 days away. While there are many who believe that Utley is destined to land on a contending team’s roster, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. believes that it is “very likely” that the 36-year-old will remain in Philadelphia for at least the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Chase Utley will likely remain a Phillie; will Utley not approve a trade?

View image | On Friday it seemed like the Chase Utley era was about to end in Philadelphia. Yet, come 8:05 p.m., Utley was leading off for the Phillies and playing second base in Milwaukee. What happened to seemingly end all trade talk? A Ruben Amaro Jr. appearance on...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. weighs in on Utley trade rumors, current state of the franchise

Tuesday morning, Philadephia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. joined Angelo Cataldi & The Morning Team on SportsRadio 94 WIP. Amongst the discussed topics were the trade rumors involving second baseman Chase Utley, the recent success of the franchise since the All-Star break, as well as his opinion on some...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good Book on Phillies Trades

And on the seventh day, Ruben Amaro rested. Because on the previous six he was busy re-creating The Phillies. Ruben began his week moving heaven and earth trying to unload The Phillies lone 2015 All Star and clubhouse cancer, Jonathan Papelbon, to the Washington Nationals for double A pitcher Nick Pivetta. I would have taken the racing Teddy Roosevelt for Papelcrap. That The Phillies...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WIP host Glen Macnow thinks Ruben Amaro Jr. will be with Phillies beyond 2015

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has been scrutinized throughout his tenure. Whether it be bad contracts or trades that haven't panned out, fans are counting down the days until his final days as the Phils GM. When will that be though? Amaro Jr.'s contract may be up at the...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Five biggest winners of the MLB trade deadline

The Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone. In what has been one of the most active trade periods in recent baseball history, a whole heck of a lot has gone down over the past couple weeks. Now that the non-waiver deadline is in our rear-view mirror, let’s check in on the five-biggest winners around the baseball world. 1. Philadelphia Phillies Ruben Amaro Jr. finally...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Recapping the Ruben Amaro, Jr. press conference: Amaro reveals another trade is coming

Here are some highlights from Ruben Amaro Jr.'s 1:30 press conference announcing the Cole Hamels trade. This is a collection of tweets from various media outlets because it is hard to type that fast. RAJ on Cole trade: "We got a very good package of players to propel us into...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

LIVE: Ruben Amaro, Jr. press conference

Your browser does not support iframes. With the Cole Hamels trade finally official, the first of press conference is taking place at 1:30 with Ruben Amaro, Jr.
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Billingsley to 15-Day DL

According to Stephen Gross of the Morning Call, Ruben Amaro has said that starting pitcher Chad Billingsley will be heading to the 15-day DL just two days after throwing five scoreless against the Marlins with tightness in his elbow. Billingsley, 30, has posted a 5.84 ERA with the lowest K/9 IP of his career (3.65) but has been affected by poor defense and balls with eyes finding...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Trade Deadline Profile — Philadelphia Phillies

Most teams in the big leagues have moved to some form analytics. In some respects, you would almost think the blogosphere is disappointed at the concept. Ruben Amaro Jr. is one of the few that has shunned sabermetrics as a decision making tool. Writers throughout the internet and even in the traditional papers have left a trail of snark so long that you have to leave a trail of bread...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

GM Ruben Amaro Jr.'s connection to last Phillies 100-loss season in 1961

As they take a breather from an arduous 29-62 season, the Philadelphia Phillies are currently on pace to lose 100 games for the first time in over five decades. While it is rare to discuss the Phillies in such unflattering light, there's a unique connection between the Phillies team that last lost 100 games in 1961 (47-107) and the current iteration of the club, which is track to...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Can Be Great Again

The Phillies Can Be Great Again ESPNs Tim Kurkjian reported today that The Phillies are asking for too much in exchange for Cole Hamels. Maybe this is true or maybe it’s not. It’s entirely possible that teams are putting that out there in order to “low-ball” Ruben Amaro. If I’m in Ruben’s shoes-I bet they’re nice-I would hold out for a team’s best big league ready...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM doesn't regret comments about Chase Utley losing starting job

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was given the opportunity to tweak his forthright comments about Chase Utley losing his starting position at second base, but chose to stand by his frank words on Tuesday. "I don't regret it. I was just being straight and honest," Amaro said on Philadelphia's 94WIP. "Maybe that's what hurt some feelings." When discussing the second...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM reacts to Jonathan Papelbon's repeated requests to be traded

As Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon uses his All-Star appearance as a platform to echo his desire to be traded to a contender, what does general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. think of Papelbon's public pleas? "I understand his issue. The man wants to go play for a contender. That's why he signed with us," Amaro said on Philadelphia's 94WIP on Tuesday. "That was what we sold...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruben Responds to Paps, Hints About Aaron Nola Timeline

Ruben Amaro, Jr. responded to Jonathan Papelbon this morning on the WIP Morning Show, and besides saying an obvious “He doesn’t know anything about the front office” comment, he mentioned “There’s nothing in anyone’s contract that if you request to be traded, you have to be traded.” Angelo Cataldi from the Morning Show asked questions about trade talks, Cesar Hernandez...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. stands by comments regarding Hernandez, Utley

Just one week ago, Ruben Amaro spoke to the media and made some interesting comments regarding the teams' current second base situation. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was asked if Utley will be the Phillies regular second baseman again upon his return on Tuesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. "Not for...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: trade deadline dilemma

The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the big teams mentioned as sellers as we close in on the trade deadline, however with moves being made in the teams front office it will be hard to predict the transactions that will be made in the future. Recently, the Phillies announced that next season Andy MacPhail will be taking over as the teams president. With Andy MacPhail now in the...
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM says he doesn't feel obligated to make trade before deadline

With the Philadelphia Phillies well out of contention halfway through the season, the attention this summer has shifted to the trade deadline and what the team might be able to get in return for star pitchers Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon. Despite months of speculation, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says he doesn't necessarily feel pressure to trade either Hamels or...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. going out guns blazing

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Ruben. I’m sure that’s what Andy MacPhail, Pat Gillick, David Montgomery, and the entire City of Brotherly Love is thinking collectively after Ruben Amaro Jr.’s most recent opportunity to fully insert his foot in his mouth. Amaro made headlines back in December by publicly calling out Ryan Howard and stating that the team would be...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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