Mike Adams, Danys Baez, Chad Durbin v2.0, Jeremy Horst, Jonathon Papelbon. Aside from being the main villians in Cole Hamels’ nightmares, these are the “high profile” bullpen signings Ruben Amaro Jr. has brought into the Phillies’ organization. I’d provide you a list of successful bullpen signings in Amaro’s tenure, but its difficult to display ten minutes of silence via the online medium. Imagine this. Whereas many people will highlight the sputtering offense and decline of our three aces, I think the real downfall of this organization has been the bullpen.
As Dan is highlighting in his extensive review of Ruben Amaro, there are quite a few mistakes that have occured in the Amaro Era. Bad signings, silly trades, and a general lack of a true plan has really undermined the strong core the Phillies had retained. Amaro fits the Holmgren method of GM’ing, where a need is identified, and he looks to fill …read more
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