WASHINGTON – Ruben Amaro Jr. has never been afraid to spend and even after not making a deal by the non-waiver trade deadline for the second consecutive year, the Phillies general manager talked about getting this train wreck of a Phillies team back on track.
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Phillies need to spend their money more wisely
WASHINGTON – Shortly after nothing happened, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. promised something was going to happen. “I don’t see a scenario right now where our roster is going to be the same roster in April that it is right now,” Amaro said Thursday after baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline expired without the Phillies making a single move
David Buchanan with a strong outing in what’s likely to be his last before a recall to Philly to take over Cliff Lee’s spot in the rotation – he went 7.1 innings, allowing one run on seven hits, one walk, and striking out five. Aaron Altherr was 2-4 with his ninth home run of the […]
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Box Score Recap – 7/31/2014
Well, with over 250 comments on the thread form yesterday, I’ll give you all a fresh one today to talk about your feelings. No trades (which doesn’t have to make you sad on its face) and Cliff Lee down with an injury again (which does). Frown.
It was not a great day for Ruben Amaro on Thursday. Perhaps the most important day of the season for a general manager flew by without any movement from the Phillies front office, Amaro opting to stand pat more so because he felt the other general managers were not playing the same game as he.
“I think one of the most over-coveted elements of baseball are prospects. I don’t know how many prospects that have been dealt over the last several years have really come to bite people in the [rear end].” – Ruben Amaro, July 31, 2014 [ via MLB.com ]