Philadelphia Phillies: 2016 Offseason Report Card

Source: The 2015 Philadelphia Phillies were a tough team to watch. Not much in the way of talent, this team practically limped their way through the season, finishing with a major-league worst 63-99 record. It might be crazy to believe that there were some positives to take away from this season, but there actually were. Whether it was the Reuben Amaro getting let...
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Ruben Amaro got a coaching job in part because of a Boston Globe article

Former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro reportedly got some assistance from a Boston Globe article in finding his new job.
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The Boston Globe accidentally helped ex-Phillie Ruben Amaro become Red Sox first base coach

Ruben Amaro went from Philadelphia Phillies general manager to Red Sox first base coach with an assist from The Boston Globe. Here's how. Ruben Amaro's move from Phillies general manager to Boston Red Sox first base coach was one of the strangest components of the offseason. Now, as Amaro prepares to transition back into uniform after a long...
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Former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. dances to Billy Joel's 'Uptown Girl' in lip sync battle

Former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has not wasted any time getting acclimated with his new organization, the Boston Red Sox. On Oct. 26, Amaro joined the 115-year organization to become their first base coach, outfield instructor and assistant baserunning coach for the 2016 season. One of the highlights...
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Here's ex-Phillie Ruben Amaro dancing to 'Uptown Girl' during Boston Red Sox coaches lip sync battle

The former Phillies GM looks like he's having much more fun in his new role with the Red Sox. Maybe Ruben Amaro just needed a change of scenery. The former Phillies general manager turned Red Sox first base coach was often seen downtrodden and sullen during his final seasons in Philadelphia. After being part of one of baseball's most successful...
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The Red Sox Coaches Lip Syncing “Uptown Girl” is Something You Should Probably See

The next time the Sox have a runner on first, Ortiz at the plate and two out in the ninth and you wonder if first base coach Ruben Amaro is crazy enough to send the runner, consider this: the man had no problem joining fellow coaches Carl Willis, Chili Davis, Torey Lovullo, Victor Rodriguez and Dana LeVangie to lip sync Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” in front of a thousand or...
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For the Phillies, their rebuild begins with starting pitching

Well, it took four seasons of mediocrity and dreadful play, a new manager, GM, and president of baseball operations, along with a Jonathan Papelbon crotch grab, but the Phillies appear to be finally ready to break it all down and start from scratch. The Phillies’ deal with the Astros last week that sent young star closer Ken Giles to Houston for a handful of promising prospects...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: GM Speak, Lucas Sims, Framing, Trades, O’Day

Matt Klentak is more analytical than Ruben Amaro. Unless you’re a stark traditionalist, that’s a big positive for Phillies fans. Philadelphia’s new general manager – a 36-year-old Dartmouth College graduate with a degree in economics – is committed to bringing one of baseball’s least saber-friendly teams out of the dark ages. Klentak’s approach is information-driven...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Like Omar Minaya watches the Mets he built from afar, so too may Ruben Amaro Jr. with the Phillies someday

View image | Despite one of the highest payrolls in baseball, the team was not winning. The core was aging and falling apart; only the attendance was falling as much as the core's production. The fans became angry with their general manager, and ultimately he was relieved of his...
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November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

What GM Matt Klentak should be considering

Seven years ago today, we were preparing for a victory parade on Broad Street. And we were four days from Ruben Amaro Jr. being named general manager of the Phillies. But today the Mets are in the World Series, and Matt Klentak is now general manager of the Phillies. Things happened between then and now; let’s not talk about it. Instead, let’s talk about the future. Along with...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Read Sox: Mimicing the Mets, Holt’s Future and Amaro at First

Welcome to Read Sox. This week we compare the Red Sox’s and Mets’ rebuilding plans, examine Brock Holt’s trade value and Zack Greinke’s potential fit in Boston. Going Deep It took five long years, but Sandy Alderson’s plan finally came to fruition when the Mets clinched their first National League pennant since 2000 last week. Alderson took over as general manager in October...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. speaks for the first time following his Phillies dismissal

View image | Ruben Amaro Jr.'s Phillies general manager career started out nice and loud. After inheriting a 2008 World Series victorious team, Amaro helped the Phillies get back to the 2009 World Series by trading for ace pitcher Cliff Lee and signing the little bit left in Pedro...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr.: Joining Red Sox’s Staff Scratches Coaching ‘Itch’

Ruben Amaro Jr. longed for the day-to-day coaching grind of Major League Baseball. How else would one explain his willingness to transition from Philadelphia Phillies general manager to Boston Red Sox first base coach at the drop of a hat? The Red Sox hired Amaro as their new first base coach Monday in a unique move that speaks to the former GM’s desire to immerse himself in the...
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Red Sox hire Ruben Amaro as first base coach, outfield instructor

As was discussed here yesterday, the Red Sox were reported to have hired former Phillies GM, Ruben Amaro, Jr., as their next first base coach. The Red Sox have officially confirmed those reports, announcing the hiring of the 50-year old Amaro as their first base coach and outfield instructor. He will also assist with the team's base-running instruction. #RedSox name Ruben Amaro...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Name Ex-Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. First Base Coach

The Boston Red Sox found Arnie Beyeler’s replacement. The Red Sox hired Ruben Amaro Jr. as their new first base coach Monday. Amaro, who also will serve as Boston’s outfield instructor and assist with baserunning instruction, is under contract through 2017. The move marks a change of pace for Amaro, who joins the Red Sox with nearly 30 years of baseball experience between his...
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. to become Red Sox 1B coach

File this under "things you didn't expect to hear this offseason."According to a report from, former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is a leading candidate to join the Boston Red Sox -- though not as a member of their front office.Instead, Amaro will hold an on-field job as the Sox first base coach.This is certainly a different career path than what...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox considering former GM, Ruben Amaro, for first base coach, but should they?

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported yesterday that the Red Sox hired Ruben Amaro Jr. to replace Arnie Breyeler as first base coach. It appears former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr will become Red Sox first base coach.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) October 24, 2015Shortly thereafter, Rob Bradford of confirmed Amaro was a finalist for the job, but cautioned the Red Sox...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox to hire Ruben Amaro Jr. as first base coach

In a curious move, the Boston Red Sox will reportedly hire former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as their first base coach. Amaro, whose tenure as the Phillies GM ended in September, will join John Farrell’s staff next season, according to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. It appears former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr will become Red Sox first base coach...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Hire Ruben Amaro As First Base Coach

The same day Philadelphia Phillies reportedly hired Matt Klentak as their new general manager, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Boston Red Sox will hire former Philadelphia GM Ruben Amaro Jr. as their first base coach. It appears former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr will become Red Sox first base coach. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) October 24, 2015 Amaro was fired...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies hire Matt Klentak as new GM

The Phillies search for a new general manager has come to end as the team named former Angels assistant general manager, Matt Klentak as their new GM. The organization this past season finally parted ways GM Ruben Amaro Jr. as the team was set to take on a completely different image. A lot of people thought the Phillies would find a general manger first before hiring a manager because...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro Jr. looking to become MLB manager

Former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is apparently looking take his talents from the front office to the dugout.Amaro Jr., who was the Phillies general manager from 2008 until last month, is reportedly working with super-agent Bob Lamonte to make the transition.Such a transition, while uncommon, is not without precedent. Miami Marlins general manager Dan...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. in 'serious' pursuit of becoming MLB manager

View image | PHILADELPHIA - According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, former Philadelphia Phillies' general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has turned to well-renowned NFL agent Bob Lamonte to assist in his pursuit of becoming a Major League Baseball manager. Cafardo writes: Ruben Amaro Jr. a manager? Bob...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies interview former Marlins' executive Larry Beinfest for general manager position

View image | PHILADELPHA - Incoming team president Andy MacPhail, and other front office members within the Philadelphia Phillies' organization, have recently been involved in the process to find a new general manager ever since they cut ties with Ruben Amaro Jr. on September 10. Last week in Miami,...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Scott Proefrock be next in the Phillies organization to shed "interim" tag?

Scott Proefrock on a college media day. Photo: Philliedelphia/Matt Rappa Scott Proefrock has many years as an assistant general manager. Proefrock served in the role for the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays from 1997 through 2005 and held the role with the Phillies from 2008 until September 10, when Ruben Amaro...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

So, Is Pete Mackanin Your Guy?

There is no doubt that the second biggest question behind ‘Who will be the next GM?’ is ‘Who will be the next Manager?’. With the Phillies currently standing as the bottom feeders of baseball (but looking at a number one pick), who do you look to as responsible for the Phillies downfall this season? Sure, it’s easy to say that Ruben Amaro has gotten us to where we are now...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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