RUBEN AMARO NEWS

Amaro Not Contemplating Releasing Howard

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com spoke with Ruben Amaro Jr. who vehemently denied that the Phillies were discussing releasing Ryan Howard. “That is not something we are contemplating,” Amaro said Friday morning. “I don’t know where that’s coming from. “Our goal is to try to get Ryan Howard straightened out so he can be a more productive player for us. As I’ve said in...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro shoots down Ryan Howard release talk

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. emphatically shot down reports that the organization is considering releasing struggling slugger Ryan Howard after the season. “That is not something we are contemplating,” Amaro said Friday morning. “I don’t know where that’s coming from. “Our goal is to try to get Ryan Howard straightened out so he can be a more productive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Honor 2008 World Series Championship Team for 263rd Consecutive Game

The Philadelphia Phillies honored their 2008 World Series team again last night by playing a lineup that featured Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz in a loss to the Giants, while ’08 stars Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels watched from the dugout. It is the 263rd consecutive game, dating back to the start of the 2013 season, that the Phillies have honored their former champions...
Via Sports Pickle
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Breakup Letter from Phillies Fans to Ruben Amaro

It started out so nice, Ruben. We met on an exciting night back in 2008 when the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series for the first time in two decades. You were there with then General Manager Pat Gillick. Ruben, you were young and the obvious successor to Gillick when he eventually retires — which happened that offseason. Things between us Phillies fans and you started...
Via Total Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown perhaps Ruben Amaro's biggest mistake

Among the many mistakes made by Ruben Amaro, Domonic Brown ranks at the top...
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

As the Deadline Approaches…

With less than ten days until the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline, time is running out for teams to work on self-awareness. Each year we wonder which teams will be buyers or sellers and which players will end up in another uniform. The way it stands right now in the National League East, don’t be surprised if there is little movement with the exception of one team. The obvious...
Via NYMetsLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo

The trade deadline is getting closer. You can hear it in the answers that Ruben Amaro Jr. is giving to questions. “I'm not going to go through a trade deadline discussion every day,” the Phillies' general manager said before Saturday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. “The only thing I can tell you is we're going to try to do what we can to improve...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Amaro looks to improve through deals

The trade deadline is getting closer. You can hear it in the answers that Ruben Amaro Jr. is giving to questions. “I'm not going to go through a trade deadline discussion every day,” the Phillies' general manager said before Saturday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. “The only thing I can tell you is we're going to try to do what we can to improve...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dylan Cozens Shortens Swing, Slugs Two Homers for Lakewood

Over the past few weeks, we have been talking about the comments made by current Phillies players regarding the trade deadline. Both the fans and Ruben Amaro are aware that prospects need to be acquired and the farm system needs to be strengthened. Maikel Franco and JP Crawford are the...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Utley Plans on Staying, Is He Our Jeter?

Ruben Amaro recently said he would be looking to sell as the July 31st trade deadline approaches. While some current Phillies players might welcome a trade to a contending team, such as closer Jonathon Papelbon, others have no plans but to continue wearing red pinstripes. One of those players is the Phillies lone All-Star, second baseman Chase Utley. “The grass isn’t always greener...
Via Phillies Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the Union: What should the Phillies do with the rest of the season?

 General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Philadelphia Phillies now have some big decisions to make as we have reached the All-Star break and are inching closer and closer to the dark cloud that is the July 31st trade deadline. The Phillies looked to be making one last push in an attempt to climb the NL East division standings when the team swept their four game series against the...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

SPOILER ALERT: The trade deadline is going to be boring

Do you like trades? Are you excited by rumors? Is the MLB trade deadline your favorite time of year? Then I have some news for you! It could be so, so, so very boring. For the last several weeks this trade deadline appeared as if it might be stuffed full of blockbuster deals. We even got a tantalizing amuse-bouche when the A’s and Cubs jumped the gun and triggered the massive Samardzija...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

SPOILER ALERT: The trade deadline is going to be boring

Do you like trades? Are you excited by rumors? Is the MLB trade deadline your favorite time of year? Then I have some news for you! It could be so, so, so very boring. For the last several weeks this trade deadline appeared as if it might be stuffed full of blockbuster deals. We even got a tantalizing amuse-bouche when the A’s and Cubs jumped the gun and triggered the massive Samardzija...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

RUBEN AMARO, JR SIGNS AN INFANT

In a move that most of the baseball world are viewing as a radical, desperate attempt to save his job, Ruben Amaro, Jr. has signed a one week old infant to a decades-long contract. The contract is a complex one and will take several weeks to sort out. However, some...
Via Philliedelphia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Preaches Papelbon's Mindset About Winning

#133055480 / gettyimages.com If you haven't been paying much attention to the Phillies recently, they have certainly not been at a lack for news when it comes to trades and such. Most notably, Jonathan Papelbon expressed his feelings about pitching for a contender. Ruben Amaro Jr. made comments on what...
Via Philliedelphia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Writer’s Roundtable: Who Should We Blame For This Mess?

As you’ve probably heard by now Ruben Amaro Jr. was on 97.5 The Fanatic a few days ago with Mike Missanelli and said of the team’s struggles – “We’re all in this thing together. We all share our equal blame for what’s going on.” Do you agree with Amaro? If not, who do you think deserves most of the blame for the state of the Phillies organization: Amaro, Dave Montgomery...
Via Phillies Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro's troubling interview exposes flawed approach

After calling out his team for underperforming, Ruben Amaro went on a slight media tour which included an interview with Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic...
Via PhilsBaseball
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nine Teams Clear of Hamels’ NTC

Buried yesterday among news and notes was a pair of tweets from Jon Morosi. Those tweets revealed the nine teams that Phillies’ lefty Cole Hamels could be traded two without his consent. This list includes locations near his childhood home like the Dodgers, Angels, and Padres, usual contenders like the Cardinals, Yankees, Red Sox, and Rangers, and two NL East rivals, the Nationals...
Via Phillies Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brown, Phillies slug way to win over Brewers

Domonic Brown says he knew nothing about general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.’s public criticism of the Phillies’ offense on Monday. Amaro’s call-out of the Phillies’ flaccid bat rack included a threat to make changes if certain unproductive hitters didn’t quickly become productive. You didn’t need a stat sheet and a yellow highlighter to know that one of the players Amaro...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Defends Moves on 97.5 the Fanatic

(AP Photo). On Tuesday, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. joined Mike Missanelli on 97.5 the Fanatic to discuss the Phillies woes. Missanelli jumped to the point quickly when talking about how poorly the team has played this year and questioned Amaro on numerous issues. Amaro and Missanelli engaged in a back and forth that involved some tense moments, including Amaro calling Missanelli...
Via Phillies Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Utley Strikes, Hamels Battles in Phillies Victory

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen At the rate the Phillies are going, and with the apparent mindset of Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies front office, a sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates may not have been the wort thing in the world. The five-game winning streak was a ton...
Via Philliedelphia
20 days ago  |  Discuss

FACT OR FICTION? – Phillies Trades, Ruben Amaro’s Future, Vinny Lecavalier, Joel Embiid’s Twitter

One of the things we’d like to keep going from the old 3D Philly Sports site is these Fact or Fiction articles because let’s face it, things are more fun when people disagree.  For those unfamiliar, what we do in Fact or Fiction is make four statements about our beloved local teams and respond to each […] The post FACT OR FICTION? – Phillies Trades, Ruben Amaro’s Future...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Reality check: It’s time to tear the Phillies down, Ruben Amaro Jr.

The Phillies had a hard collision with reality over the weekend. Philadelphia was swept in a four-game series at home by the Braves, effectively burying whatever faint chances at contention that may have still been entertained. Though just about everyone had already lowered the coffin into the ground weeks ago, the Phillies showed signs of life just a couple of weeks ago. A five...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Reality check: It’s time to tear the Phillies down, Ruben Amaro Jr.

The Phillies had a hard collision with reality over the weekend. Philadelphia was swept in a four-game series at home by the Braves, effectively burying whatever faint chances at contention that may have still been entertained. Though just about everyone had already lowered the coffin into the ground weeks ago, the Phillies showed signs of life just a couple of weeks ago. A five...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Were Almost Buyers Last July

According to Deadspin, the Phillies were engaged in discussions with the Houston Astros last year in a deal that would have sent then-22-year old outfielder Aaron Altherr to the Astros for starting pitcher Bud Norris as late as July 22. The information comes from a leak from Houston’s internal scouting system, cleverly named “Ground Control”. The state-of-the-art tool apparently...
Via Phillies Nation
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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