By Dan De Feo
Ruben Amaro – The Good Years (Part 2)
Part Two of a Multi-Part Look at Ruben’s Career as Phillies General Manager. In this part, we cover an okay year in 2010 and what should have been in 2011. We will further continue our investigation thereafter by looking at the abysmal years of 2012 and 2013.
Part One of a Look at Ruben’s General Manager Career with the Phillies can be found here: http://philliesfaithful.com/ruben-amaro-the-good-years-part-1/
The Neutral Year – 2010 ($575K ROI and 5 WAR)
In 2010, Ruben needed to make more of an impact on the roster, as falling short in 2009 left the fans desiring more, and it was his first real chance to structure the roster the way that he saw fit. However, he tried to focus on making some cost effective moves, signing Brian Schneider and Danys Baez to reasonable contracts, bringing back defensive and contact specialist Placido Polanco, and making the move that defined his existence, trading for the great Roy Halladay but for some inexplicable reason trading away Cliff Lee for sixty cents on the dollar to save money. During the season he made another aggressive …read more
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