Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Amaro insists he’s not deceiving fans, media

A day after Utley spoke at length to reporters for the first time in more than a month about his problematic left knee, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. wanted to clear the air about how the organization has been perceived in disseminating information about the injury and its treatment.

“I’ve seen a couple of things out there that we’re trying to deceive people,” Amaro said to six beat writers. “Listen, we’re not trying to make people think that we’re giving them false information at all. We’re trying to be as respectful to some of our players as we can possibly be. And at the same time, we’re trying to give you as much information as we can. We don’t have anything to gain from hiding information from you guys. … So much stuff gets thrown out there that is frankly a lot of BS.”

(checks around for wandering NY Times sportswriter)

...“I told you, it doesn’t take a genius,” Amaro said. “We’re not stocked full of middle infielders right now. I mean, I don’t look particularly intelligent for trading Wilson Valdez. If we have Wilson Valdez right now, we wouldn’t have a need. But, we did. And we’ll deal with it.”

Since Amaro was adamant that he was being honest, the writers pushed him to give a general timeline for Utley’s return. He didn’t budge.

“We just don’t know when these guys are going to be back,” he said. “We have no idea when [Ryan] Howard’s going to be healthy. We have no idea when Chase is going to be healthy. He feels he’s making progress. But none of us, not our doctors, not me, not Chase, I don’t think anybody knows exactly how much, how quickly he’s going to progress to the point where he’s doing baseball activities.

Repoz Posted: March 27, 2012 at 05:39 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: injury, phillies

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. zack Posted: March 27, 2012 at 09:38 AM (#4089962)
“Listen, we’re not trying to make people think that we’re giving them false information at all..."


"We're trying to make people think the false information is correct."
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: March 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM (#4089986)
We don’t have anything to gain from hiding information from you guys. … So much stuff gets thrown out there that is frankly a lot of BS

Maybe because you are hiding information, people speculate to fill the naturally abhorrent vaccuum.

Amaro can't help himself, he always comes across as an arrogant snot. That said, my personal jury is still out on his performance. His hyper-aggressive style comes with its plusses and minuses. How far this team crashes by 2015 and how quickly it rebuilds to a contender will be the proof.
   3. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: March 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM (#4090260)
I mean, I don’t look particularly intelligent for trading Wilson Valdez.


Wow, talk about honesty.
   4. bunyon Posted: March 27, 2012 at 01:33 PM (#4090304)
He may ordinarily mislead but I can't see any evidence that he is with Utley or Howard. I doubt anyone does know when they'll be back.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
James Kannengieser
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBrian Cashman says New York Yankees won't pay Alex Rodriguez's $6 million bonus for 660th home run
(40 - 5:04am, May 03)
Last: BrianBrianson

NewsblogOTP - May 2015: Jeb Bush would like to watch baseball with Teddy Roosevelt and Pitbull
(269 - 4:02am, May 03)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - May 2015
(167 - 2:51am, May 03)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for 5-2-15
(99 - 2:15am, May 03)
Last: TerpNats

NewsblogBrady Anderson on Analytics | FanGraphs Baseball
(8 - 1:35am, May 03)
Last: Tuque

NewsblogStarting Rotations April 30, 2015 | Bill James Online
(25 - 1:22am, May 03)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogMadden: A-Rod ties Willie, cloud of suspicion won't go away - NY Daily News
(33 - 12:34am, May 03)
Last: Booey

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(908 - 11:53pm, May 02)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

NewsblogNotMrTibbs's post on Vine
(16 - 11:28pm, May 02)
Last: Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer

NewsblogYankees 101: Study Confirms New York Yankees Fans are Better Looking than Mets Fans
(26 - 11:06pm, May 02)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogBBTF 2015 Shooty Memorial Softball Meet-up!
(185 - 9:30pm, May 02)
Last: Obo

NewsblogWould You Rather Start a Team With Mookie Betts or Xander Bogaerts
(12 - 9:01pm, May 02)
Last: The elusive Robert Denby

NewsblogPedro revels one of his secrets to pitching success - Over the Monster
(8 - 7:17pm, May 02)
Last: Benji Gil Gamesh Rises

NewsblogBrian Auld, Rays plan a neutral environment for Baltimore
(10 - 6:14pm, May 02)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogBryce Harper voted MLBs "most overrated player" by his peers for second consecutive year
(36 - 6:10pm, May 02)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Page rendered in 0.1553 seconds
48 querie(s) executed