RUBEN AMARO NEWS

Out of the Batter’s Box – The return of Blanton and Papelbon heading to Toronto?

The Phillies made some front office moves, have a possible new trade partner to discuss Papelbon, and Amaro remains one of the worst GMs in baseball. 1. Will anybody let Joe Blanton pitch? Former Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton is looking to make a return to the mound this season. After sitting out the 20144 season without a job, Blanton plans to workout in front of any team willing...
Via Macho Row
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Make Front Office Changes

According to the Philadelphia Phillies, David Montgomery will return to the team, but in a different role. The longtime Phillies president will now become the Chairman of the team, with Bill Giles moving to Chairman Emeritus. Pat Gillick, who assumed the role of President when Montgomery fell ill with jaw cancer, will continue with that role. Montgomery, who has been with the team...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The five best and five worst GMs in baseball

What makes a general manager a “good” general manager? Is it a willingness to take risks? An emphasis on sabermetrics? Or the discipline to hold the line, be patient, and trust a process? It could be any of those things; conversely, all of those things can also make a GM a “bad” one. It’s a fine line to walk. With that in mind, who are some of the best and worst GM’s...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The five best and five worst GM’s in baseball

What makes a general manager a “good” general manager? Is it a willingness to take risks? An emphasis on sabermetrics? Or the discipline to hold the line, be patient, and trust a process? It could be any of those things; conversely, all of those things can also make a GM a “bad” one. It’s a fine line to walk. With that in mind, who are some of the best and worst GM’s...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Cole Hamels Trade Probably Won’t Happen This Offseason

This embed is invalid" /> The Philadelphia Phillies are in no rush to trade pitcher Cole Hamels. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledged Tuesday that the club could trade Hamels this offseason. However, Amaro isn’t banking on a deal unless Philadelphia receives the perfect haul in exchange for its ace. “I think Cole Hamels is going...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro: It Would “Probably be Better” for Phillies to Cut Ties With Slugger

There has been plenty of speculation in regards to Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard’s future with the Phillies. Over the weekend, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. himself spoke about Howard on 97.5 The Fanatic. “We talked to Ryan, and I told him that in our situation, it would probably be better for the organization not with him, but without him. With that said,...
Via Phillies Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Team may be better without Ryan Howard

The Philadelphia Phillies, largely taking on a rebuild, have been open about their insistence to acquire young talent. They’ve traded Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and there has been trade rumors around pitcher Cole Hamels as well. One player that could be sent out of town, if a deal materializes, is first baseman Ryan Howard. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Speaks Out on Howard, Franco and Brown

View image | gettyimages.com Ruben Amaro has had no problems hiding the Phillies direction. Get younger, more athletic and focus on player development. The rebuild has more or less begun, with Jimmy Rollins and Marlon Byrd gone in exchange for three young pitching prospects with high ceilings. That being said,...
Via Philliedelphia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Making Strides in Rehab Process, Near Return to Throwing off Mound

View image | gettyimages.com Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. shared some promosing news this evening about the 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner, Cliff Lee. Lee, 36, is about a week away from throwing off of the mound, and is pain free with no setbacks or issues (per...
Via Philliedelphia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next for the Reeling Phillies?

The Phillies season ended with a 72-89 record for the second s http://gty.im/83903212 traight year. October has been all about watching the playoffs instead of playing in them. Something has to be done to turn this around, but what exactly is it?      It’s time to sweep up that dusty corner that no one has wanted to touch. Those little dust bunnies are actually million dollar...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Padres, Rangers, Red Sox all in on Cole Hamels

The Philadelphia Phillies still haven’t traded ace starter Cole Hamels, but GM Ruben Amaro isn’t too concerned. The trade market for Hamels is still quite strong, and according to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, the Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers are all solid suitors for him. Five weeks before spring training, there are four primary suitors...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Padres, Rangers, Red Sox all in on Cole Hamels

The Philadelphia Phillies still haven’t traded ace starter Cole Hamels, but GM Ruben Amaro isn’t too concerned. The trade market for Hamels is still quite strong, and according to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, the Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers are all solid suitors for him. Five weeks before spring training, there are four primary suitors...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies, Ruben Amaro Need Trade Partners

Ruben Amaro Jr. needs his phone to ring.  Philadelphia Phillies fans need his phone to ring.  Any chance for the Phillies to turn the page on their 2008 World Series Championship team hangs in the balance.  The Phillies clubhouse has been champagne free now for three seasons with the Phillies falling further and further off the pace in the National League East. But the Phillies...
Via Baseball News Source
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels to St. Louis? Cards Have the Right Prospects

MLB.com columnist, Richard Justice, wrote a piece yesterday discussing the possibility of Cole Hamels being traded to the Cardinals. “They’re one of the few clubs with enough coveted prospects to get Phillies senior vice president and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. to pull the trigger on this trade,” Justice wrote. He’s right, in fact. The Cardinals have the talented prospects...
Via Phillies Nation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Actions vs. Words Equals Phillies

With the trade of Jimmy Rollins, the Philadelphia Phillies revealed their long-term thinking. In other words, some potential replacements for tomorrow will come from organizations with specific shortcomings; for instance, the Cincinnati Reds needed a right-handed power bat for left field, and Marlon Byrd was a fit. Question: Who will be first player to exit the franchise this year...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Find Ryan Howard a Happy New Home

Times have changed, finally, in Philadelphia. Approximately two years after most of the rest of us thought it was time to blow things up, and six months after GM Ruben Amaro reportedly told closer Jonathan Papelbon that the team was still attempting to win now, the Philles have eventually seen the light and committed to the […]
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. Ignoring Charlie Manuel's Advice On Red Sox System?

Peter Gammons, long-time Red Sox writer for the Boston Globe, followed by a stint at ESPN and now MLB Network is still regarded as one of the top Red Sox insiders in the industry. As it has been well-documented, the Phillies and Red Sox have talked trade for a while...
Via Philliedelphia
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Transparency Is Okay As Phillies Attempt To Deal Ryan Howard

The Phillies hope that when Spring Training breaks in just under two months, Ryan Howard will play for another team. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said as much a couple weeks ago on the Mike Missanelli show. Some have questioned why a team would devalue a player in such...
Via Philliedelphia
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rollins on Howard Situation: 'That's not how things were ever done around here'

View image | gettyimages.com This past weekend, Ruben Amaro admitted that he talked to long-time Phillies first baseman, Ryan Howard, and that the team would be better without him moving forward. With $73 million remaining on Howard's deal, not only would the Phillies have to find someone willing to take...
Via Philliedelphia
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.: "We Are Working in Trying to Build That New Core"

View image | gettyimages.com Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. joined Howard Eskin and Hollis Thomas Tuesday morning on SportsRadio 94WIP. The following is a transcript of the conversation, where Amaro touched on the realistic rebuilding time frame, as well as the current status of where the club stands with...
Via Philliedelphia
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies GM told Ryan Howard team is better off without him

Ryan Howard was last an elite power hitter in 2009, when he launched 45 homers and posted a .279/.360/.571 line at the age of 29. He topped 30 homers in both 2010 and 2011, but his triple slash fell in both seasons. Then, Howard blew out his Achilles to end the 2011 NLDS, and his career has gone completely off the rails. In the first three seasons of his five year, $125 million...
Via The Outside Corner
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro tells Ryan Howard Phillies are better without him

Ryan Howard can never argue that Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has not been honest with him. After trading shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Amaro told 97.5 The Fanatic’s Mike Missanelli that the Phillies are trying to move Howard next. In fact, Amaro says he told Howard that the team...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro literally said Phillies are better off without Ryan Howard

There is something about Ruben Amaro that I like these days. It's hard to pinpoint it but, oh yeah, HE LITERALLY SAID THE PHILLIES ARE BETTER OFF WITHOUT RYAN HOWARD.
Via PhilsBaseball
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Amaro Told Howard Org. Would Be Better Without Him

In refreshing, but cold-blooded, honest, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. reportedly told Ryan Howard that the organization would be better off  in 2015 without the first baseman. Amaro’s exact quote comes courtesy of 97.5 the Fanatic’s Matt Lombardo in a piece written for NJ.com: “I told [Howard] that in our situation it would probably bode better for the organization...
Via Phillies Nation
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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