Future Phillies Report - Checking in on the top 10 prospects

The Phillies are in a rebuilding phase, so a lot of focus is being put on their young talent in the minor leagues. In the offseason, Ruben Amaro dealt Jimmy Rollins and Marlon Byrd to beef up the pitching prospects on the farm. Severino Gonzalez, Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

My Open Letter Ruben Amaro Jr.

Dear Mr. Amaro, I write you this letter as a former season ticket holder and lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan who has become increasingly incensed with the lack of direction this organization has.  As someone who works 50-60 hours a week in order to pay my mortgage, car payment, and bills, I hate to request someone lose their job, but I request that you tender your resignation...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
13 days ago  |  Discuss

No Power, No Wins- 2015 Phillies

Ruben Amaro recently said the Phillies have no power in the outfield and no power in the infield.  True story.Projected Opening Day Starters' 2014 Homeruns:Ryan Howard/1B - 23Chase Utley/2B - 11Freddy Galvis/SS - 4Cody Asche/3B - 10Carlos Ruiz/C - 6Ben Revere/LF - 2Odubel Herrera/CF - 0Jordan Danks/RF - 2Total - 58 HomerunsEven if you plug eventual right fielder Dom Brown into...
Via We Should Be GM's
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies are Really Going to Sell Hard Alcohol to Fans This Season

This is going to end well. For the first time ever, the Philadelphia Phillies are going to be serving hard alcohol at their concession area this upcoming season. The Phillies previously sold cocktails for those lucky enough to get their hands on premium seating at Citizens Bank Park. But now the entire crowd (21 and over) can actually shoot down some hard alcohol before returning...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown to open up the season on DL

With Opening Day only six days away, the Philadelphia Phillies 25-man roster is starting to take shape. But one player will miss some time due to an injury. According to Todd Zolecki of, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that outfielder Domonic Brown will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list with left Achilles tendonitis. This is not good news for Brown...
Via Total Sports Live
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown Likely to Miss Opening Day

According to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro and Manager Ryne Sandberg, Domonic Brown is likely to miss Opening Day, and could find himself on the DL to start the season. If this is the case, the Phillies will carry Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks, Brian Bogusevic, and Darin Ruf. Brown’s recovery from tendonitis in his left Achilles has been “slow,” and seeing the downhill spiral Ryan...
Via Baseball Essential
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies willing to swallow a ‘significant sum’ to trade Ryan Howard

The Philadelphia Phillies are telling teams that they’re “willing to swallow” approximately $50 million of the $60 million remaining on first baseman Ryan Howard in order to trade him this season, reports Anthony Castrovince of Sports On Earth. Howard is not, will not be and arguably never was the guy worthy of a $125 million extension in 2010, and the Phillies acknowledged...
Via Sports-Glory
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: The (unfortunate) state of the franchise

“THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES HAVE WON THE WORLD SERIES! THIS ENDS A CITY WIDE CHAMPIONSHIP DROUGHT OF OVER 20 YEARS!” Though it seems just like yesterday, it was in 2008, which is ancient history in the world of professional sports. The Phillies then began their slow descent. They were World Series runners up in 2009, lost in the NLCS to the eventually World Series champs in 2010...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Amaro refutes Biddle’s concussion diagnosis again and again

Jesse Biddle, image- Jay Floyd When a CSNPhilly piece by Jim Salisbury featured quotes from Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. discrediting prospect Jesse Biddle‘s assertion of suffering from a concussion last season, the uproar that should accompany such contradiction was missing. The Phils’ 2010 opening round draft choice (27th overall), Biddle, missed considerable time...
Via Phillies Nation
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Cliff Lee Injury Doesn’t Change ‘Stance’ On Cole Hamels Trade

Ruben Amaro has a habit of saying things that probably make lots of sense in his head, but sound a little whacked when spoken out loud. The latest is a series of remarks in an at times bizarre interview with’s Jayson Stark, in which the veteran baseball reporter hypothesized the recent season-ending injury to Cliff Lee impacts the Philadelphia...
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee will try to pitch through torn flexor tendon

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee will try to pitch through a torn flexor tendon after a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews conformed the injury. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters that Lee will have to undergo surgery if he is unable to play through the pain. From Ryan Lawrence of “We’re not terribly optimistic, but there is still...
Via Sports-Glory
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Rangers won’t trade for Cole Hamels

On Sunday, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Jake Kaplan that in recent days, one team “stepped up and has shown more particular interest” in pitcher Cole Hamels. Speculating that the Rangers are that team wouldn’t be much of a stretch. Yu Darvish is out for at least four months with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right...
Via The Outside Corner
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies open spring by dropping exhibition to D2 University of Tampa

The Phillies gave up five runs in the seventh inning to University of Tampa Sunday. The exhibition was not a good start for reliever Phillippe Aumont, but for the most part there is not too much to be overreacting about with this loss. In the first dose of spring baseball Sunday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies blew a 2-0 lead to Division 2 University of Tampa.  Shortly after...
Via Macho Row
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. 'Sincerely Doubts' Hamels Getting Traded

After being asked by Comcast SportsNet's Michael Barkann if he thinks he will ever utter the words 'we've just traded Cole Hamels', Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. replied, "I would sincerely doubt it." Amaro Jr. followed by saying, "I know there's a lot of speculation coming from a lot...
Via Philliedelphia
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Has Ruben Amaro Gotten Gun Shy?

Ruben Amaro looks like he is making moves, but Phillies fans are still waiting for Cole Hamels to be dealt Your boss walks up to you and says “you have made poor decision after poor decision. It is hindering this company. I am giving you one last chance.” That sort of warning might alter how you do your job, and the decisions you make at this hypothetical job. There has been...
Via Phillies Nation
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Too much "risk": Ruben Amaro, Jr. explains why Phillies shy away from Cuban players

Ruben Amaro, Jr. has Cuban blood. His grandfather, Santos Amaro, has a Cuban background. But, the Phillies general manager has not let his ancestry push the Phillies toward signing any of the many free agent Cuban players in recent years. Today, Amaro explained why: there is simply too much risk....
Via Philliedelphia
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. apologizes to Ryan Howard

Ruben Amaro, Jr., with 97.5 the Fanatic's Mike Missanelli during Spring Training 2013 Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr., was very blunt while making an appearance on 97.5 the Fanatic in December: the Phillies are better off without Ryan Howard. Even though you know it, I know it, Amaro knows...
Via Philliedelphia
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Team has received four 'real' offers for Cole Hamels

The Philadelphia Phillies have yet to trade left-hander Cole Hamels. It doesn’t mean there aren’t proposals floating around.     Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told’s Jim Salisbury on Wednesday that eight teams have “kicked the tires” on Hamels. Salisbury dug deeper to discover how many “real” offers the Phillies have received for the ace...
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr.: four "real" offers for Cole Hamels

View image | With one week remaining before pitchers and catchers have their first workout at Bright House Field in Clearwater, the Phillies are running out of time to make a deal for their ace Cole Hamels. The Phillies do not have to make a deal, but once the...
Via Philliedelphia
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Update: Amaro Says Phillies are Interested in Moncada

It appears that the Phillies are in fact interested in 19-year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, according to Ruben Amaro Jr. Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki reported yesterday that the Phillies “know [Moncada] well.” “He’s a very good prospect. He has a chance to be a very good player. He checks off a lot of the boxes, but we’re not the only team that would be interested...
Via Phillies Nation
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter’s Box – Hamels talk, Amaro’s timeline, Mo’ne Davis hooping, Olympic baseball and Cuban imports

HAMELS! HAMELS! HAMELS! And Amaro… 1. Hamels vs. Harper is one of baseball’s best rivalries Phillies fans love to hate Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. I get it, although I admit I really like him and the way he plays the game. Some of his antics I can do without, but I would take him on my team any day of the week. Remember when Hamels plunked Harper as a rookie...
Via Macho Row
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. openly states interest in free agent Yoan Moncada

The buzz in baseball this week is that Cuban free agent infielder Yoan Moncada has been granted unconditional free agency. Moncada is an intriguing name, because at 19 years old and with many tools, he represents an opportunity to add significant young talent without sacrificing talent in return. While the...
Via Philliedelphia
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies chairman David Montgomery: owners "looking closely" at Ruben Amaro, Jr.

View image | Phillies chairman David Montgomery appeared this morning on Power Alley with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette on MLB Network Radio. Montgomery spoke of a number of issues, but two really stuck out: whether the Phillies were making decisions based upon attendance, and whether or not Ruben...
Via Philliedelphia
February 05, 2015  |  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
January 28, 2015  |  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
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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