RUBEN AMARO NEWS

Phillies Ace- Jerome Williams

When Ruben Amaro shoveled Jerome Williams out of the garbage heap of released players without employment, it was out of necessity, not genius.  Well, Amaro is rocking a smug smirk now that Williams has pitched brilliantly through his first 4 starts with the Phillies.  Let's jut hope Amaro doesn't extend him for 3 YR/$30M, because 4 starts is an extremely small sample size...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Did Well?

It pains me to admit this, but Ruin Tomorrow Jr. Ruben Amaro Jr. did well in the Roberto Hernandez deal to the Dodgers.  He landed two of their Top 20 prospects, completing the trade yesterday with the acquisition of Victor Arano and earlier snagging second baseman Jesmuel Valentin (a 1st round draft pick in 2012).Arano is a 19 year old starting pitcher, currently in Single-A...
Via We Should Be GM's
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies CEO David Montgomery takes leave for cancer battle

Philadelphia Phillies President and CEO David Montgomery is taking a leave of absence to continue his recovery from jaw cancer surgery and will be replaced by former general manager Pat Gillick. The 68-year-old Montgomery returned to the team after surgery on May 19 and was active with the club throughout his treatment. He helped greet the Taney Dragons Little League team during...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies CEO Montgomery takes leave for cancer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Phillies President and CEO David Montgomery is taking a leave of absence to continue his recovery from jaw cancer surgery and will be replaced by former general manager Pat Gillick. The 68-year-old Montgomery returned to the team after surgery on May 19 and was active with the club throughout his treatment. He helped greet the Taney Dragons Little League team...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro is still shocked no one wants Jonathan Papelbon

The Phillies had a surfeit of expendable players that were perfect for other teams, but the club stood pat as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline passed. GM Ruben Amaro said other GM’s were overvaluing prospects, and that his demands for his own players were reasonable. With the August 31 waiver deadline just a week away, Amaro is still shocked he hasn’t been able to arrive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Jonathan Papelbon still in a Phillies uniform?

Trading Papelbon before waiver deadline an absolute must for Ruben Amaro...
Via PhilsBaseball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro: the rest of moves

In the third article in the series,a listing of Ruben Amaro's other moves.
Via PhilsBaseball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Changes Coming To Phillies Organization

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Phillies will be making many changes throughout the entire organization. He was on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday with Mike Missanelli, and talked about the state of the Phils organization. He mentioned that, in addition to the changes, he believes that GM Ruben Amaro Jr is unsafe, despite David Montgomery saying that Amaro was not on the hot seat...
Via Phillies Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies President David Montgomery Declares Ruben Amaro, Jr.'s Job Safe

#487261603 / gettyimages.com What do you do when your General Manager leads the team to three consecutive lifeless, putrid seasons? Give him job security - what else? That appears to be what is happening right now in the Phillies front office. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Ruben Amaro Jr.'s...
Via Philliedelphia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Byrd On Pace For (Slightly) Historic Season

In this forgettable string of baseball games that we are calling the 2014 Phillies season, there is not a single thing we could look at and say “yeah, I’m going to remember this for years and years”. However, things aren’t all bad. The bullpen has been surprisingly strong, and a few hitters have been swinging the bat well–particularly the gentlemen that patrols right field...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: Rosenthal suggests Sandberg may be on hot seat

Ryne Sandberg, by all indications, is Ruben Amaro’s guy. Amaro hand-picked him years ago as one of the game’s more obvious heir apparents to the team’s most successful manager in franchise history, Charlie Manuel. Sandberg always seemed like an odd choice to bring to Philadelphia, as he never really was...
Via Philliedelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro isn’t punting on the 2014 Phillies

“Right now, we’re trying to win as many games as possible,” Amaro said. “At the same time, at some point, we’re going to have to start looking to the future. And once we’re ‘eliminated’ … listen, is it a long shot to get back into this Wild Card race? It is. Numerically it’s not impossible, but right now obviously I’d be foolish to say it’s something that’s...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro isn’t punting on the 2014 Phillies

“Right now, we’re trying to win as many games as possible,” Amaro said. “At the same time, at some point, we’re going to have to start looking to the future. And once we’re ‘eliminated’ … listen, is it a long shot to get back into this Wild Card race? It is. Numerically it’s not impossible, but right now obviously I’d be foolish to say it’s something that’s...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro, Jr. Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS

Check out Ruben Amaro, Jr. taking the ice bucket challenge here: Post by Philadelphia Phillies. Roy Halladay challenged him, and he did it. Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. did the ice bucket challenge for ALS. And, Amaro kept it going. Who did he tag to do it next? Arizona...
Via Philliedelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Halladay Does Ice Bucket Challenge, Defends Amaro on Twitter

Roy Halladay is quite the man. This past weekend, he was in town to help induct Charlie Manuel into/onto the Phillies Wall of Fame. He also took the time to actually go to the Zoo with “Zoo with Roy.” Today, he’s busy raising money for ALS by taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, a new fad making its way around social media circles. With that, he challenged Phillies GM Ruben...
Via Phillies Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Why they won at the deadline

Watching the Philadelphia Phillies this season has been like watching the same episode of a once beloved television show over and over.  They are the same team on paper that they were at the start of the season, with the exception being the Thursday trade that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers.  It was expected by many that the team would be trading away players such as A...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Phillies make a massive salary dump trade?

We live in a new era of Major League Baseball. Where once it would have been unthinkable, teams with wildly bloated payrolls had no choice but to wait out those contracts, now they can find trading partners willing to bail them out. The Dodgers did so for the Red Sox. The Blue Jays did so for the Marlins. Those trades worked out well for both sides, so might another similar deal...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Phillies make a massive salary dump trade?

We live in a new era of Major League Baseball. Where once it would have been unthinkable, teams with wildly bloated payrolls had no choice but to wait out those contracts, now they can find trading partners willing to bail them out. The Dodgers did so for the Red Sox. The Blue Jays did so for the Marlins. Those trades worked out well for both sides, so might another similar deal...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Stark Talks About Phillies Lack of Movement at Deadline

Yesterday on 97.5 The Fanatic, Jayson Stark discussed the Phillies lack of dealing at the deadline and ripped Ruben Amaro for his inability to trade anyone. Stark said teams were pissed at Amaro for saying they weren’t aggressive enough when dealing with the Phillies. As Stark mentioned, several teams made blockbuster moves. It’s a must listen, and not because I co-host. But...
Via Phillies Nation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro, Jr.: Phillies May Take Not Contend in 2015 and 2016

For the Phillies, 2012, 2013 and 2014 have been much of a step back. The five straight division championships that included two National League pennants are long gone. Now, after three years of stepping back, the Phillies have an admission from management: the Phillies may need a step back before...
Via Philliedelphia
27 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Philadelphia Phillies plan?

The MLB trade deadline has come and gone with the Philadelphia Phillies not making a trade. The common thought was that the Phillies would be sellers at the trade deadline. With the 3rd highest payroll in the MLB and sitting at the bottom of the division, Ruben Amaro Jr. was expected to put the Phillies in rebuilding mode. Not the case. With questions lurking around the Phillies...
Via Total Sports Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Phillies Failed At The Trade Deadline

Mo Money Mo Problems Yesterday, the 4 PM MLB trade deadline came and went without a single move by the Phillies. Marlon Byrd, the player thought to be the most likely to be dealt, didn’t go anywhere. A.J. Burnett wasn’t traded, and neither were Jonathan Papelbon, Cliff Lee, or Cole Hamels. Around the league, Jon Lester was traded along with Jonny Gomes to the Athletics for...
Via Phillies Nation
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

It was not a great day for Ruben Amaro on Thursday. Perhaps the most important day of the season for a general manager flew by without any movement from the Phillies front office, Amaro opting to stand pat more so because he felt the other general managers were not playing the same game as he. Then, to make things worse, Cliff Lee had to leave Thursday night’s game in Washington...
Via Macho Row
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

This Ruben Amaro comment on prospects says it all

“I think one of the most over-coveted elements of baseball are prospects. I don’t know how many prospects that have been dealt over the last several years have really come to bite people in the [rear end].” - Ruben Amaro, July 31, 2014 [via MLB.com]
Via Macho Row
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade “Dud”line

The 4 pm trading deadline came and went today with no action from the Phillies’ front office. Ruben Amaro, Jr. worked the phones, but was unable to make any deals. He was not able to make any deals due to the fact that he has handcuffed this team. From no trade clauses to player options, […]
Via Philly Sports Live
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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