RUBEN AMARO NEWS

Phillies Find Home for Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels Next

The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a trade that will send closer Jonathan Papelbon to Washington in exchange for RHP Nick Pivetta while also sending cash considerations to the Nationals, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced. The 34-year-old Papelbon has pitched to a 1.59 ERA with 40 strikeouts against just seven unintentional walks...
Via Baseball News Source
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Alfaro, Nomar Mazara among prospects the Philadelphia Phillies need to obtain

(July 9, 2015 – Source: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images North America) Jon Daniels, the current general manager of the Texas Rangers, has recently decided to resume trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies. The discussions between Daniels and Ruben Amaro Jr., Phillies’ general manager, subsided when Daniels became hesitant to trade salient prospects within Texas’s farm system...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Phillies Nation
9 days ago  |  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...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why haven’t the Philadelphia Phillies made any deals yet?

The Philadelphia Phillies are clearly sellers as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. The have baseball’s worst record but yet still have two of the biggest names in the pitching department on the market. Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon are arms that many teams want. The Phillies have hired a new executive in Andy MacPhail but he won’t take over until after the season ends...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Phillies Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Blemishes for the Phillies at the All-Star Break

Yesterday, I took the optimist route and wrote about the top five bright spots for the Phillies at the All-Star Break. Today, I’m taking the pessimist angle with their top five blemishes. While there have been positives and things to be optimistic, or even excited, about this season–whether it’s Ken Giles, Maikel Franco, or even the impending moves that will (hopefully) be...
Via Phillies Nation
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Philliedelphia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. speaks out on Cole Hamels trade value, distractions

The Phillies traded Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers for young talent. They dealt Marlon Byrd for the same thing. The most intriguing trade piece the Phillies have still remains in red pinstripes, but for how long? In 2012, the Phils signed Hamels to a six-year, $144 million contact extension, locking...
Via Philliedelphia
15 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. making enemies yet again

Ruben Amaro Jr. is already on the hot seat in Philadelphia, at least if you ask any single fan. Some fans are refusing to attend games until he is gone. Amaro has already made some comments that have infuriated Philadelphia Phillies’ fans and yet he has done it again. Seriously, does Amaro have a death wish? When Amaro was asked about the return of one of the franchise’s best...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 days ago  |  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...
Via Baseball Essential
20 days ago  |  Discuss

GM says Domonic Brown on short leash with Phillies

If he continues at his current lackluster pace, Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown's time in Philadelphia could be limited. "He's going to be getting some chances, but his leash isn't as long as it used to be," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said, per the Philadelphia Daily News. "That's been communicated to him." After a poor season to follow up his All-Star, breakout season...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro raves about depth of farm system

The Phillies have the worst record in baseball, but Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he sees a light at the end of a long tunnel.
Via Philly Sports Live
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley Out, Cesar Hernandez In for Phillies?

We knew it was bound to happen eventually, but after eleven-plus seasons as the Phillies’ starting second baseman, it appears Chase Utley has been replaced by Cesar Hernandez. That’s right, Ruben Amaro Jr. is finally, somewhat, letting go of the past. Yesterday in Los Angeles, when being questioned on whether or not Chase Utley would be the team’s second baseman upon his...
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WTF Ruben

Ruben Amaro should just go away. His remarks about Cesar Hernandez being The Phillies “…best second baseman” were over-the-top disrespectful to Chase Utley. Ruben has put his foot in his mouth so many times; he needs to brush his teeth with Tinactin. Amaro has made impertinent remarks about other players, treated Ryne Sandberg as if he was unworthy being a part of any team...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
21 days ago  |  Discuss

'Death wish': Phillies GM Amaro may have sealed his fate with clumsy comments on Utley

Does Ruben Amaro Jr. have a death wish? Here is what the Phillies’ general manager should have said Tuesday when asked if second baseman Chase Utley would reclaim his position after coming off the disabled list: “It’s too soon to answer that. Cesar Hernandez is playing well. We’ll see what where we are when Chase comes off the DL. Chase has meant a lot to this franchise....
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro: Hernandez, Not Utley Best 2B, Billingsley Earns First W Since 2013

Before last night’s game between the Phillies and Dodgers, Ruben Amaro Jr. dropped a bombshell of sorts, stating that long-time second baseman Chase Utley would not be in the starting lineup even after he returns from the Disabled List. Instead, 25-year-old Cesar Hernandez will continue to start with Utley sitting on the bench. “As far as I’m concerned, just like what our plan...
Via Phillies Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro doesn’t feel pressure to make trades

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium that the organization is not feeling pressured to trade anybody. Of course, that might be posturing on his part, but he said the Phillies will not be forced into a trade.
Via Philly Sports Live
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Chase Utley not a starter at 2B when he returns

Chase Utley is on the DL right now for the Philadelphia Phillies, don’t expect to see him immediately slide back into their lineup with the familiar “4” next to his name. Before Tuesday’s game with the Dodgers in Los Angeles, GM Ruben Amaro was asked about Utley’s role when he returned. Amaro didn’t commit to Utley at second base, and instead backed the relatively...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley will no longer be the Phillies’ every day second baseman

Chase Utley is on the DL right now for the Philadelphia Phillies, don’t expect to see him immediately slide back into their lineup with the familiar “4” next to his name. Before Tuesday’s game with the Dodgers in Los Angeles, GM Ruben Amaro was asked about Utley’s role when he returned. Amaro didn’t commit to Utley at second base, and instead backed the relatively inexperienced...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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