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Ruben Amaro Finally Spits Some Truth (Admits He Doesn’t Really Know If Buyers or Sellers)

Jul 11, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

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We all do it. Because when there’s not a whole lot to talk about, expressing one’s opinion on whether the Phillies should be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline will usually elicit a response from someone who feels strongly for or against whichever side of the argument you fall on. But mostly we all know this argument is futile until about a week or so before the actual trade deadline. It’s never smart to make a decision until you have as much information available to you as possible.

While Ruben Amaro Jr. certainly plays the posturing game at times, a quote over at the Zo Zone today pretty much says what we all feel and is more realistic.

“I would assume things would go down to the wire, unless we reel off 10 out of 11 or we lose 10 out of 11,” Amaro said. “Then we’ll have a clearer picture. Right now, we’re just not sure. I would assume like most years, it would go down to the wire.”

And Zo’s point about fans feelings about this team changing with every game/pitch is spot on.

Kyle Kendrick beats the Nats tonight and we’re all searching for bullpen help. He loses and we’re wondering what kind of prospect pool we can get for Chooch/Utley/Papelbon/Any Old Person Worth Anything.

Until they win/lose against the White Sox this weekend.

>>Buyers Beware [Zo]

  1. DLo34 - Jul 11, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    True true true. Get to .500 by Sunday and then they have nine straight road games against Mets/Cards/Tigers. Then they have off on Monday, July 29, and then two against the Giants. After a challenging roadtrip, I would assume by that off-day on July 29th, everyone will know where we will stand. If they are 3 games or less out of a Wild Card or the Division on July 29, I think they owe it to the fans to buy and take a shot at going on a run.

    • Dudes - Jul 11, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      Um, the actual number of games doesn’t have to be that small. If they pace with the braves and stay like 8 out we would still be buyers.

      • BenE. - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:18 AM

        The #GB is absolutely important. 8 GB becomes much larger with three fewer weeks of games to make up ground.

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