Ruben Amaro Jr. Newsbeat
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Does this make Ruben a tenth level or eleventh level genius?
“This was as well prepared as we’ve been,” Amaro said. “There were no shortage of suitors, and when you’re talking about five or six teams to cover all those players and all those prospects … we started to target some of those guys during the offseason. The scouting and the addition of the analytics portion of these evaluations put us in the best position to be ready to make the trades.”
Quality is key. Some folks considered the Phillies’ farm system to be among the bottom third in baseball before this season. Following the 2015 Draft and the prospects they received from Texas, Washington and Toronto, some believe they have catapulted into the top half, if not the top third.
But quantity is key, too.
“They always say to get five if you need 10,” Gillick said. “It’s a numbers game. We think we got the numbers, and we think we got the quality. Hopefully out of that group, we’ll get four or five of them that’ll be able to perform in the Major Leagues.”
“You want to dream as much as you possibly can, but you also have to be realistic about the players,” Amaro said.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
The reaction to this seems a little overblown. In 249 PA, Utley has hit .179/.257/.275. In 212 PA, Cesar Hernandez is hitting .301/.386/.383.
Here is what the Phillies’ general manager should have said Tuesday when asked if second baseman Chase Utley would reclaim his position after coming off the disabled list:
“It’s too soon to answer that. Chase has meant a lot to this franchise. Cesar Hernandez is playing well. We’ll see where we are when Chase comes off the DL. So much can happen between now and then.”
Every other GM would have offered some variation of that answer. But Amaro, when asked if Utley still would be the primary second baseman once healthy, told reporters, “Not for me, he’s not. Cesar Hernandez is our best second baseman. I would assume that Cesar would be our second baseman. I think that’s fair.”
“I don’t know if it has to be,” Amaro said. “Chase’s situation will kind of dictate itself, how he feels. There’ll be time for him to play, I think. He could play some first base. He could play some second.
“But as far as I’m concerned, just like what our plan has been for a long, long time, and that’s to give opportunities to young men who could be part of our future.”
Posted: July 09, 2015 at 06:28 AM | 16 comment(s)
ruben amaro jr.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Andy brings an uncommon blend of old school experience and new age thinking. … In 1986, Andy was the youngest GM in the history of Major League Baseball when he served in that role for the Twins. The following year, he became the youngest GM to win a World Series title. When the Orioles hired him eight years ago, Andy became the first president of baseball operations in Major League Baseball. During his tenure in Baltimore, he greatly expanded the use of statistical analysis in player evaluations. That’s the new age thinking.”
Welcome to the 90s Phils!!!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
It’s finally happening…
According to Jon Heyman, the Phillies are expected to name former Twins, Cubs, and Orioles executive Andy MacPhail as the new leader of the club. While current President Pat Gillick will remain with Philadelphia in a consultation role, MacPhail will take over the lion’s share of responsibility when it comes to the Phillies’ future. He’s set to be installed soon, as it will give him ample time to “evaluate the team’s general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and manager Ryne Sandberg”.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes.This is the juiciest tidbit.
According to one Phillies source, the Yankees have come the closest to landing Hamels, offering a package of prospects that at least has given the Phillies a baseline for future talks.
Posted: March 08, 2015 at 09:55 AM | 0 comment(s)
ruben amaro jr.
for his generous support.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
: OTP - August 2015: Meet the … Baseball Owner Funding the 2016 Campaign ...
(4582 - 10:52am, Aug 28)Last:
: Each season has an autopsy. Here’s an early version for the Nationals. - The Washington Post
(6 - 10:49am, Aug 28)
: Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-28-2015
(5 - 10:47am, Aug 28)
Last: Steve NNewsblog
: JON HEYMAN: MLB prevails over Barry Bonds in collusion case over his career ending
(6 - 10:44am, Aug 28)
: OMNICHATTER 8-27-15
(136 - 10:25am, Aug 28)Last:
What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?Newsblog
: red sox - The Hanley Effect has rippled through Red Sox roster, left destruction in wake - WEEI | John Tomase
(39 - 10:24am, Aug 28)
: The Pyramid Rating System: JAWS on a Career Scale – The Hardball Times
(43 - 10:18am, Aug 28)
: SB Nation: Pirates outfielder may have made the most chill out in MLB history
(35 - 10:14am, Aug 28)
: Month is cold one for Trout
(27 - 9:56am, Aug 28)
Last: Omineca GregNewsblog
: OT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1893 - 9:52am, Aug 28)Last:
The Good FaceNewsblog
: OT: Monthly NBA Thread - August 2015
(143 - 9:48am, Aug 28)Last:
Ken Griffey's Grotesquely Swollen JawNewsblog
: Dan Shaughnessy: With Don Orsillo news, Red Sox drop the ball again - The Boston Globe
(2 - 9:38am, Aug 28)
: Justin Verlander barely misses third gem as Tigers beat Angels, 5-0 - LA Times
(18 - 9:29am, Aug 28)
Last: Howie MenckelNewsblog
: OT: Soccer August 2015
(482 - 9:22am, Aug 28)Last:
: The Website MLB Couldn’t Buy
(18 - 5:43am, Aug 28)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?