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Ex-Phillies Marlon Anderson and Ricky Ledee have some fun at Ruben Amaro’s expense

Jan 22, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

It looks like Phillies’ fans aren’t the only ones wondering which former Phillies outfielder could be the next to sign a contract with the team. After adding Marlon Byrd and now Bobby Abreu, former Phillies Ricky Ledee and Marlon Anderson were wondering if they would be the next ones to get the call from RAJ.

They took to the popular social networking / micro-messaging platform known as Twitter to join in on the fun:

Stranger things have happened….right?

This was a guest post by Aaron The Video Guy. Aaron is a world champion “Dance, Dance, Revolution” player and can be found on Twitter here.

  1. Kim M. - Jan 22, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    You know that “farm” parents tell their kids they sent their dogs to when they have to put them to sleep? Citizens Bank Park is that farm. This is pathetic.

  2. Chris - Jan 22, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Rube doesn’t have time for these kids he’s busy looking up Chris James and Bob Dernier to see if they’re interested…

    • quilbdanglinfury40 - Jan 22, 2014 at 7:21 PM

      You know its getting bad when even the former players are chiming in. Keep it coming with the 80s and 90s players…funny stuff

  3. G_E - Jan 22, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    This season we’re going to party like it’s 1999.

    • Mark432 - Jan 22, 2014 at 4:59 PM

      At this point, 77-85 might not look too bad

      • Fact is stranger than fiction - Jan 22, 2014 at 5:59 PM

        I think 77 wins would be great for this group of misfits, has been’s, never was’s, older than dirt, injury prone stiffs. I’m thinking more along the lines of 65-70 wins and a top 5 pick next year. They could get the number one pick and not sign him. Nah, who would be that stupid? Ohh, the Phils already did that? I’m shocked. The only thing worse than the 2014 team will be watching thus same group with a few different fringe players doing it again in 2015. The so called core players are all signed for next year too.

      • Doc - Jan 24, 2014 at 8:32 AM

        “has been’s, never was’s, older than dirt, injury prone stiffs.”? Besides the fact that “was’s” is not a word, are you freaking serious? Has been’s yes, Older than dirt, yes, injury prone, yes, past their prime, yes, but never was? LOL. Welcome to earth.

  4. Susquehanna80 - Jan 22, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    I heard Ruben put out feelers on Chuck Klein’s availability but soon found out the HOF’r from the 1930s was deceased

  5. death from above - Jan 22, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Here is a novel idea…

    Why not bring young talent up at a younger age, rather 25-26?

  6. vjdominiano - Jan 22, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    bottom line this amaro is clueless and must go no personality or common sense lasted too long on his fathers name time is now for el bounceo while there agents for someone witth knowledge to speak with before spring training starts smarten david and put him where he belongs

    • Chris - Jan 22, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      All I know is that a Major League front office that’s still averse to using advance stats in 2014 is ludicrous. They might a well fire their trainers too ’cause Rube doesn’t go for that “modern medicine stuff”.

      • Doc - Jan 24, 2014 at 8:56 AM

        Check again…Rube hired a SABRMETRICS guy for the Front Office…Same bone headed signings. This has absolutely positively NOTHING to do with “using advance stats”. You don’t need advance metrics to see that Marlon Byrd is not work $8 Mill a year. You dont need them to see that Ryan Howard is past prime, and not worth 25Mill a year. You dont need Advanced Metrics to see that Papelbon was not a good signing, with his dip in velocity before coming to Philly, and his documented bad attitude before coming to Philly. What you need is chemistry, common sense and OBP. Look at Pat Gillick. He built a solid high quality, WS Champion multiple NL Champion, multiple NL East Champion team based on character, chemistry (clubhouse), common sense and OBP. The problem is, Rube is an idiot, and doesnt listen to the people who are supposed to advise him…Except for maybe Ed Wade. It is pretty clear he listens to Ed Wade. Either way, Rube was a mediocre ball player, and an even worse GM. This team will continue to flounder like the late ’90s until Ruben is gone and someone with a real baseball mind steps in.

  7. G_E - Jan 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Ruben thinks that if he gets the 2004 team back together that he will be 4 years away from a World Series title.

    Ruin Tomorrow Jr has pushed all the chips to the middle. He’s on tilt. He can’t let go of the dream that this team still has a shot.

  8. Dave - Jan 22, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    This years team might be the oldest in the History of Baseball..

  9. Mark - Jan 23, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    After this terrible season, the Phillies’ ownership will hopefully realize that they have to fire their GM because he cannot judge talent, whether young or veteran, and can only write a bigger check than the other teams. Once this dawns on the ownership, and a new GM is hired, the Phils can start building for the future instead of signing 35 to 40 year olds in a young man’s game.

    • ed wonchoba - Jan 23, 2014 at 9:32 AM

      Rubin keeps signing multi-year contracts that are either waaaay past their prime— Jimmy Rollins– or players that never reached any level of stardom. Why is he the Phillies G.M.? The Red Sox dumped Papplbum because he couldn’t regularly get American League hitters out. Now he repeats it in the National league.

  10. Maine Phillydawg - Jan 23, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Bring back the “ever dangerous” John Briggs! The 2014 edition reminds me of the 1983 “wheeze kids”…..

    • CJ - Jan 23, 2014 at 3:25 PM

      1983, we went to the World Series. This team ain’t that.

      This team reminds me of the Sixers. Dead in the water.

  11. Rich - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Can’t wait to watch the 2014 Phillies at “Senior” Citizens Bank Park

  12. r0tcod - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Man, so many people complain and complain without giving any suggestions for an alternative besides firing Ruben. As if his replacement would have a magic wand to erase some bad contracts.
    Fucking whiners. Things are going to suck for a couple more years probably. What are you going to do? Just bitch and moan the whole time? It IS possible, you know to still enjoy the baseball. And don’t worry, I expect all the negative people to “thumbs down” the comment. Whatever. If I don’t let the Phillies woes bother me, I sure don’t let crap like that bother me.

    • CJ - Jan 23, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      So Angry, feel bad for your dog.
      Amaro blows, look at our farm system. Went all in on aging core. It’s called trade them before they rot.
      Phils record will reflect the inept planning Amaro has put into this team since 2010.. keep buying tix r0tcod.

      Alternatives? Hire ANY asst GM now, he cannot do worse than Amaro.

    • dirkduncum - Jan 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

      Greatest post out there. Most of these people are a bunch of whiners. Enjoy the game. Whatever will be will be. There’s more imp[ortant things to worry about. If only people got more excited about how the politicians are selling us down the river and taking away our rights.

    • Chris - Jan 24, 2014 at 12:55 AM

      Soooo….you’re point is that no one should ever say anything negative about anything ever?

  13. willh888 - Jan 23, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    I guess you’re right. Making fun of Amaro is like teasing that lady at the Nursing Home i used to visit who would leap out of her HoverRound and call me Jeffrey. I didn’t have the heart to tell her my real name and I’d just keep huggin. Maybe that’s what we should do with Rube, gently pat him on the head and tell him everything is going just fine.. Jeffrey made it home from the war.

  14. Rich Milkman - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Honestly what has Ruben done since he took the reins from Gillick?

    1) Traded/signed Lee and Halladay who WANTED to come here
    2) Ran the entire franchise into the ground

  15. CJ - Jan 23, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Bring back Arbuckle and Gillick. Fire Montgomery

  16. Mike F - Jan 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    I’m pulling for Greg Luzinski.

  17. Frank Ferenchick - Jan 23, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Still remember that ….as Harry would have said….”Can you believe it?” catch by Rickey Ledee to save Kevin Millwood’s no hitter. I think he also homered in that game too! What a great memory!

  18. Jose T. - Jan 23, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Is Lenny Dykstra still on jail? Maybe he can help the Phillies as well.


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