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Ruben Amaro Jr.

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Ruben Amaro: Anti-Analytics Comments Were Just a Ruse

Ruben Amaro was famous for saying the wrong thing to the media. What’s funny is Amaro was initially thought of as a great young general […]


Ruben Amaro Jr. Out as Phillies GM

Ruben Amaro Jr. is no longer general manager of the Phillies. In a pair of tweets today, the Phillies announced Amaro had been relieved of […]

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Jonathan Papelbon Just Had the Weirdest Phillies Career Ever

When a sports team, whether in Philadelphia or elsewhere, makes a high-profile acquisition and it fails, it’s usually for one of a few common reasons. […]

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Chase Utley No Longer Phillies’ Starting Second Baseman

  Chase Utley went on the disabled list with an ankle injury last month. He’s not expected to return to the lineup until at least […]

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Ruben Amaro Jr. Is the Worst Executive in Sports

1. Origins IN THE WINTER OF 1991, Phillies general manager Lee Thomas sent an aging outfielder named Von Hayes packing for California. Hayes had been one of […]

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Phillies’ GM Apologizes for Lashing Out at Fans

Your browser does not support iframes. Phillies’ GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has apologized for saying the team’s fans “don’t understand the game.” “I’m a fan […]

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You’re Gonna Need Hard Liquor to Watch This Phillies Team

The Phillies announced this week that they will now sell wine and hard liquor at home games this season, and not just at McFadden’s at […]

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73rd Annual Liberty USO Gala

The 73rd Annual Liberty USO Gala was held at the Marriott Downtown Saturday night, as the hotel filled with uniformed military personnel, guests, and supporters […]

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Time Is Running Out for Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.

The 2014 baseball season in Philadelphia passed without a whimper. The last game was a Sunday matinee where Cole Hamels pitched another gem … and […]

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The Phillies Are Losers (and Always Will Be) — the Case for Bringing Back the A’s

Q: When there were two teams in this town, how did people decide whether to be Phillies fans or A’s fans? A: You didn’t decide. […]

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How Badly Did the Phillies Blow the Trade Deadline? Even the Mets Look Good by Comparison

The MLB trade deadline is over, and as many Phillies fans prayed wouldn’t happen — but knew deep down inside it would — GM Ruben […]

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Baseball Fans: It’s Trade Deadline Day

Well, it’s Trade Deadline Day in Major League Baseball. The big question locally is whether Ruben Amaro Jr., the Phillies general manager, will commit to […]

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Amaro Open to Trading Hamels to Rebuild Phillies

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said on his show this morning that he’d be willing to trade pitcher Cole Hamels to rebuild the team … […]

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Ruben Amaro Jr. Just Realized the Phillies’ Championship Window Has Closed

Now, nobody wants to prejudge things. But it’s possible — possible — that the great 2008 Phillies’ team that won the World Series has finally […]