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Cole Hamels rumors continue as top Phillies executive is spotted at Red Sox camp

Phillies fans are mostly sick of the continued Cole Hamels rumors. Hamels is in camp in a Phillies uniform, but the rumors will not die. They were reignited today when special assistant to Ruben Amaro, Jr., Charlie Kerfeld was spotted at Boston Red Sox camp. The report comes from CSN...
Via Philliedelphia
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philly Exec Sighting At JetBlue Stirs Rumors

The Great Number One Starter Search is hungry for news—any news—that might suggest the Red Sox are serious about upgrading their rotation. So, when a special assistant to Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro is spotted at JetBlue Park, the rumor mill kicks into high gear. Suddenly, some guy named Charlie Kerfield was given more media attention that Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerfield...
Via FenwayNation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Still Fighting The Good Fight

Sometimes I wonder if it’s even necessary to push the pro-stats viewpoint in baseball any longer. The battle is long over. The nerds have won. Just look at how many Ivy League grads are in front offices these days, how much money the Dodgers spent to bring Andrew Friedman over from Tampa Bay. Though some use it more than others, literally every single team in baseball uses some...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday 2015 – U of Tampa at Phillies (0-0)

For the first time in 153 days, the Philadelphia Phillies take the field to play a game of baseball. This game will be compromised  of unheard players to most of the  mainstream fan-base; equivalent to when Virgil was in the nWo. The Phils face the University of Tampa this afternoon in exhibition play to kick off their Grapefruit League season. The Spartans are 13-1 in non-conference...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

At this point, are we really expecting anything from Domonic Brown?

One of the biggest sports cliches I happen to loathe is “It is what it is.” That said, I think at this stage I am willing to suggest Domonic Brown is what he is. So what is Brown? A sketchy outfielder with a chance to hit .250 and maybe hit 20 home runs. This is not the Domonic Brown that Ruben Amaro needed to go out of his way to keep in various trade deals in recent seasons...
Via Macho Row
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Philadelphia Phillies

Six years after their last World Series appearance and seven years after they won it, the Phillies are now languishing in the basement of not just the NL East, but all of baseball. Bad contracts, a lack of minor league talent translating to the Majors and a cascade of injuries have combined to make the last few seasons in the City of Brotherly Love sad indeed. However, even with...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

From Untouchable to Unknown: Domonic Brown's Last Chance is Now

View image | gettyimages.com This offseason has has plenty of things to talk about when it comes to Phillies baseball. Whether it be Ruben Amaro making comments about Ryan Howard or the team parting with their franchise-leader in hits, Jimmy Rollins, there's been no shortage of news out there since...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Wasn’t Nuts for Turning Down the Padres

So, look. I don’t want to write any more about Cole Hamels. You don’t want to read any more about Cole Hamels. We’ve all basically covered every possible angle of the Cole Hamels thing. It’s tired, and all anyone wants is to be able to move on. But, on the other hand, yesterday I published […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Have Major Questions Heading into Spring Training

Spring Training is about to begin; this is normally the time we wax poetic about the grass being green, a new slate, hope springing eternal, etc, etc, etc. Not to go all Debbie Downer on you, it’s just not that kinda year. The Phillies have issues throughout their organization right now, and not just on the field. There are several questions that will need to be answered this spring...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bowa Preaches Patience with Cole Hamels Trade

View image | gettyimages.com Cole Hamels talk continues. Yesterday, we learned that Ruben Amaro and the Phillies had received an offer from the Red Sox for Hamels. According to the Boston Globe, the package that the Red Sox offered was to heavy on the major league side with not a...
Via Philliedelphia
15 days ago  |  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 CSNPhilly.com’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...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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

View image | gettyimages.com 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
20 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 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
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

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
January 21, 2015  |  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
January 19, 2015  |  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
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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