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Is Ruben Amaro Jr. Delusional?

Aug 9, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

Solid tweet from Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb this morning:

Amaro said this yesterday at the press conference to announce Chase Utley’s extension with the club. The conversation obviously lead to whether or not Utley can be a part of a winning ball club in the future in Philadelphia. Ruben seems to look at this club and see something different than their record would indicate.

I’m of the opinion the Utley deal was the right move at the right price and length. But as for the rest of the club, I might have to side with Bob Brookover on this one.

Do you think Ruben Amaro Jr. is delusional?

Here’s RAJ and Chase talking about the extension yesterday:

  1. SJDinAudubon - Aug 9, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Oh, he is smoking some SERIOUS drugs. And not the cheap stuff either. And looking at the weight gain, he is getting frequent Munchies, too.

    As part of that signing presser, he said he wanted guys like – get this – Jimmy Rollins around to teach the young guys how to win! Lolol… Jimmy is the one who taught Ryan Howard how to avoid any and all contact when coming to home plate! Have you EVER seen J-roll-it knock a catcher over the way Utley just did? And Utley did that BEFORE he had the extension in place, thus risking $27 Mill. Ruin Tomorrow probalt thinks Jimmy would have done it, too.

    Ruin can’t seem to look as far as Atlanta, who has the second-highest number of players under 25. With the Wells “coup,” he must think he is competing with the Yankees to see whose roster can be oldest.

  2. Mostel - Aug 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Ruben is lying through his teeth for the umpteenth attempt by he and ownership to trick people into buying more tickets.

  3. Andy - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    You guys realize this has nothing to do with selling tickets, right? It’s about the upcoming tv deal. It’s that simple. If the team is a complete disaster, it impacts the potential deal that they can get. They have decided that being a .500 baseball team for two more years is worth MORE MONEY in the TV deal than restocking the farm system and building towards the future.

    And if it means ticking off hardcore fans and “experts”, that’s a risk they’re willing to take.


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