By Dan De Feo
Ruben Amaro – The Good Years
Part One of a Multi-Part Look at Ruben’s Career as Phillies General Manager. In this part, we cover an introduction to the approach and his first year as GM of the Phillies.
The Phillies are in a state of transition and much of the blame of their recent failures was played on Charlie Manuel, which lead to Ruben Amaro and the Phillies leadership to relieving him of his duties. While I do not disagree some of Charlie’s decisions in recent years put the Phillies at a competitive disadvantage, how much of the failures of this organization are truly his fault? How much can be put on the General Manager for not adequately improving the squad in front of the manager? Is it possible that the frequent contract extensions, filling the gaps with fringy players, and attempts to catch lightning in a bottle really set this franchise back multiple years?
I wanted to determine a way to evaluate the decisions that Ruben Amaro has made since taking over as General Manager as an estimate of return on investment. In this three part …read more
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