RUBEN AMARO NEWS

Apter Thoughts: Realistic Outlook for this Offseason and 2015

#454520026 / gettyimages.com The last few days have been big for MLB's offseason with the Giancarlo Stanton contract along with the Braves/Cardinals trade that swapped Jason Heyward and Shelby Miller. Back in Phillies land, Ruben Amaro and company haven't really moved beyond saying the word "rebuilding" and admitting that it...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phils sign free agent Araujo thanks to Amaro’s sibling sponsor

Late last week the Phillies signed minor league free agent Elvis Araujo to a big league contract and it was partly a relationship in the team’s front office that helped get the deal rolling. Araujo, a six-foot-six 215 pound lefty has previously pitched in the Cleveland organization, tallying a 22-14 record with 11 saves and a 3.87 ERA in 102 games (57 starts) in his five-year professional...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels wants to be traded this winter

The Philadelphia Phillies left-hander, Cole Hamels, would welcome a trade this winter, reported Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports.“He was neutral when I talked to him,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said. “Happy to go. I think he wants to win, but he signed his contract, and he plans on honoring the contract, obviously.”Hamels is owed $90 million over the next four...
Via On-Base Talk
9 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...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Biddle headed home from PR with elbow soreness

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced to reporters on Tuesday that top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle had experienced elbow soreness and would be headed to Philadelphia for evaluation. The six-foot-five 220-pound lefty allowed seven earned runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings in his most recent outing for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican/Roberto Clemente League on Saturday...
Via Phillies Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Inquire About Trio of Phillies Veterans

#159239455 / gettyimages.com Everyone is for sale. From Jonathan Papelbon to David Buchanan to Cole Hamels to Ryan Howard. Everyone. There's no doubting Ruben Amaro is bound to get some bites on a number of available players and according to Bob Elliot of the Toronto Sun, the Blue Jays have...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. Speaks: Long-Term Will Drive Offseason Moves

#105614216 / gettyimages.com Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke to Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette on "Power Alley" on MLB Network Radio today and he shared some thoughts on the Phillies' offseason. The big question on the minds of Ferrin and Duquette revolved around the Phillies' ace: would they...
Via Philliedelphia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Showing Interest in Cole Hamels

#453571502 / gettyimages.com Yesterday, Ruben Amaro elaborated on the rebuilding efforts of the Phillies moving forward, stating that no one is untouchable and that the team is not leaving anything off the table. The rumors have already begun swirling regarding some big names on the Phils, most recently Cole Hamels....
Via Philliedelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Emerging As Favorites To Land Yasmani Tomas

Confirming what has been a growing buzz, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is hearing from more and more sources that the Philadelphia Phillies are still extremely interested in signing free-agent Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas. The Phillies sent one of the larger contingents to see Tomas during his first showcase, and they were the first MLB team to have him attend a private workout. It...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro, Phillies Not Leaving Anything off the Table

#120216811 / gettyimages.com This offseason for the Phillies, no one really knows what is going to happen, just that something or somethings are going to happen. As we are already aware, Ruben Amaro Jr. is on board with the rebuild. It is no surprise they are trying to deal Ryan...
Via Philliedelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 2, 1993

The Cleveland Indians send reliever Heathcliff Slocumb to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for outfielder Ruben Amaro Jr. Slocumb was 3-1 in a half season with the Indians in 1993 after being acquired in a June trade with the Chicago Cubs. He would become a National League All-Star as a closer with the Phillies in 1995 when he saved 32 games. Amaro played 54 games over two seasons...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebuilding Done "The Phillies Way", Starring Ruben Amaro Jr.

#91760713 / gettyimages.com Late last week, Phillies General Manager, Ruben Amaro Jr. followed up Pat Gillick's comments on a rebuild with support. The Phillies management held organizational meetings this week and have the start of a plan that will begin a rebuild process for a team that is home to...
Via Philliedelphia
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Believe It or Not, Ruben Amaro Jr. is On Board with Rebuilding

#149993590 / gettyimages.com Yesterday, CSNPhilly.com's John Clark sat down with Phillies Interim President, Pat Gillick. The former GM of the Phillies, who helped build the squad that won the title in '08, said that the Phils were not leaning towards retooling, they were focusing moreso on a rebuilding. Gillick said...
Via Philliedelphia
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ early signings a tip-off to not get excited about 2015

Here at The Outside Corner, we’ve generated quite a bit of content at Ruben Amaro, Jr.’s expense. It’s not malicious, but we’re wondering just what exactly his plan is for the Philadelphia Phillies, renovating the roster and restoring the team to a viable playoff contender. Typically, MLB clubs wait until the completion of the World Series to begin their offseason maneuvers...
Via Bloguin Best
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ early signings a tip-off to not get excited about 2015

Here at The Outside Corner, we’ve generated quite a bit of content at Ruben Amaro, Jr.’s expense. It’s not malicious, but we’re wondering just what exactly his plan is for the Philadelphia Phillies, renovating the roster and restoring the team to a viable playoff contender. Typically, MLB clubs wait until the completion of the World Series to begin their offseason maneuvers...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Attempts to Reconstruct Crap Team

The bitter taste of the Phillies 2014 last place finish in the NL East is still fresh and gag worthy in everyone's mouth.  That hasn't stopped Ruben Amaro from attempting to reconstruct the same ****** team for 2015.  Jerome Williams - extended for 1 year $2.5MGrady Sizemore - extended for 1 year $2MCesar Jimenez - avoids arbitrationIt's not that any of those players...
Via We Should Be GM's
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Frontrunners for Yasmany Tomas

According to this report, the Phillies are linked–and are frontrunners at this point–for Cuban talent Yasmany Tomas. The outfielder would make sense for the Phillies, who have some money and are in desperate need for some outfield help. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. personally flew to the Dominican Republic to scout Tomas, who has also been linked to the Dodgers, Padres, Twins, Rangers...
Via Phillies Nation
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: GM believes Burnett won't retire

The Philadelphia Phillies head into the off season following their second consecutive 73-win season. At 20th in the Major Leagues in ERA and 23rd in runs scored, the Phillies failed to excel in any area. There are numerous questions surrounding the team, including what to do with an aging core. One veteran who appears to return for next season, despite earlier retirement rumors...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: 'Nothing off the table' this offseason

The Philadelphia Phillies have been in a downward spiral since their franchise-record 102 wins in 2011. They won 81 in 2012 followed by two straight 73-win seasons. After believing they could still win with their core veterans of players, which includes Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz and Cole Hamels, the front office knows that formula must change for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ruben Grinder

In honor of Ruben Amaro, he gets his own page on Phils Baseball.
Via PhilsBaseball
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

How The Braves Could Impact Amaro’s Future

On Monday, the Braves fired GM Frank Wren after being officially eliminated from the 2014 Postseason. Wren spent 15 years in the Braves organization, and was GM since 2007. Similarly, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has been with the Phillies since 1998, and GM since 2008. The Braves made the playoffs three times under Wren, and were up near 90 wins several times. Under Amaro, the...
Via Phillies Nation
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies just don’t know when to quit. They really should quit. It was another season of the Phillies trying to win with almost the exact same roster that lost 89 games the year before, only older. As you, but not Ruben Amaro Jr., probably guessed, it didn’t go very well. Preseason Prediction: I think third place is the ceiling for the Phillies, and the bottom of the National...
Via Bloguin Best
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies just don’t know when to quit. They really should quit. It was another season of the Phillies trying to win with almost the exact same roster that lost 89 games the year before, only older. As you, but not Ruben Amaro Jr., probably guessed, it didn’t go very well. Preseason Prediction: I think third place is the ceiling for the Phillies, and the bottom of the National...
Via The Outside Corner
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Recent Winning Ways Could Prove Costly in the Long Run

Ruben Amaro Jr. could stay put thanks to the Phillies recent winnings ways. (AP Photo). Lets face it, this has not exactly been a fun year for Phillies fans. The aging team that we all thought would struggle to compete has lived up to our expectations. The GM that fans thought was incompetent did nothing to diminish that philosophy at the trade deadline when he failed to make a...
Via Phillies Nation
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: GM Amaro thinks Cliff Lee will be ready to start 2015

The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday by the score of 6-3. The loss dropped the Phillies to 67-78, last in the National League East. Age and injuries have taken their toll on the Phillies over the past few seasons. One significant injury was that to starter Cliff Lee, who is out for the season with a left elbow strain he suffered on July 31. The good...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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