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  1. Will Byrd be dealt in August?

    Doug Mittler

    The July 31 trade deadline passed without the Philadelphia Phillies making a move, and no general manager has come under more scrutiny than Ruben Amaro, who was unable to find a taker for any of his bloated contracts. The Phillies had the opportu...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  2. Phillies GM shows support for Howard

    AJ Mass

    On Friday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly followed up on his story from earlier this week that suggested that the Philadelphia Phillies were considering the possibility of releasing Ryan Howard by saying general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. had "emphatically...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  3. Trades the Phillies should make now

    Jim Bowden

    The time has come for the Philadelphia Phillies to realize that it's too late to retool. It's time for them to put denial behind them and embrace the realities of a complete rebuild. The Phillies have everything going for them in terms of a market...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  4. Time for the Phillies to turn the page

    Buster Olney

    Philadelphia Phillies fans aren't happy, and they're expressing that through the ticket office: The team's attendance has plummeted, from an incredible (and unsustainable) 44,021 per game just two years ago to the current 30,438 per game. That's a 31...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  5. Philadelphia Phillies must prepare to rebuild - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    The Philadelphia Phillies are in denial about their chances and must start thinking about rebuilding very soon. Dave Cameron makes the case for a particular course of action to jump-start that rebuild, including a trade for Cole Hamels.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  6. Phillies hurt long term by informing NCAA

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- For the third consecutive day, the Philadelphia Phillies did not comment on the decision to inform the NCAA that the college juniors they drafted in the fifth and sixth rounds last summer -- Oregon State pitcher Ben Wetzler and Wash...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  7. Phillies will have to explain draft charges

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies reportedly turned in one of their unsigned draft picks to the NCAA. Here is Aaron Fitt's story. From Aaron's piece: Several sources have confirmed to Baseball America that the Phillies, who drafted Wetzler in the fifth round last Ju...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  8. Phillies flounder with A.J. Burnett deal

    Keith Law

    Without context, the signing of A.J. Burnett looks like a coup for the Phillies. They signed one of the top dozen starters in the National League from 2013 to a one-year deal that, at $16 million, doesn't overpay based on his recent standard of produ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  9. Phillies out on Burnett?

    AJ Mass

    Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports that Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. does not sound as if he's planning on making any more free agent signings before the team begins its spring training workouts. "I don't suspect w...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  10. Phils put faith in Byrd's outlier season

    Keith Law

    I said I wouldn't go beyond $6-7 million and one year for Marlon Byrd, but Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro just couldn't help himself and signed the outfielder to a two-year, $16 million deal that is a little overpriced but also ind...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  11. GMs with the toughest offseason jobs

    Jim Bowden

    Most assume the general managers of baseball's small-market teams have the toughest jobs in baseball. After all, when you're hamstrung by limited finances, it can be tough to win. However, it's the general managers of teams in baseball's biggest m...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  12. Five GMs who will make a deadline deal

    Jim Bowden

    We've already seen a number of general managers make some major moves before the trade deadline. Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels acquired Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs, and Dan Duquette improved the Baltimore Orioles' rotation and bullpen with the ac...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  13. Philadelphia Phillies need to rebuild - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski says it's time for the Phillies to rebuild, and taking a page out of the Red Sox's playbook is a good place to start.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  14. Five crucial questions for Phillies

    Jim Bowden

    When Ruben Amaro Jr. took over as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies following the 2008 season, he inherited a club that had just won the World Series. He went back to the World Series the next year, then made it back to the playoffs the fo...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  15. Philly could regret keeping Cliff Lee

    Buster Olney

    Today in the Philadelphia Daily News, Ryan Lawrence takes stock of Ruben Amaro's offseason moves. The Philadelphia Phillies are kind of in an odd place on the baseball landscape right now. It would've been a mistake for Amaro to throw som...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  16. Philadelphia Phillies could regret not dumping Cliff Lee on the L...

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies could regret not dumping Cliff Lee on the Los Angeles Dodgers when they had a chance, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2012