CollectionsAmaro
IN THE NEWS

Amaro

SPORTS
September 26, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - The moment Roy Halladay's season ended Monday night, four men convened in the tunnel underneath the visitors dugout. A sweat-soaked Halladay told Phillies assistant athletic trainer Shawn Fcasni he felt no pain in his shoulder or elbow. Manager Ryne Sandberg and pitching coach Rich Dubee listened with relief. They saw a man who pushed his body to the limit. The reward was meager. There was little to learn from Halladay's six postoperative starts. The Phillies say they cannot evaluate Halladay based on the results because he rushed to pitch.
SPORTS
September 26, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MIAMI - Baseball people rarely get the perfect exit: the John Wayne ending, riding off into the sunset with their heads held high. Charlie Manuel, the winningest manager in Phillies history, was dismissed with 6 weeks remaining in the season, without a proper goodbye at Citizens Bank Park. The New York Yankees pulled out all the stops for Mariano Rivera on Sunday, inviting Metallica on the final stop of his farewell tour, but the career of the best closer in baseball history likely will end without one last dance through the postseason.
SPORTS
September 13, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
AFTER TRADING away Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino last summer, the Phillies entered the offseason without a surefire starter in any of their three outfield positions. They had no proven veterans. One could make the argument that the Phils are in decent shape a year later, with viable starters in all three outfield positions for 2014. But one would be wrong in assuming Domonic Brown, Ben Revere and Darin Ruf are locks. "If we have an outfield of Ruf, Revere and Brown, or Brown, Revere and Ruf, is it good enough?"
SPORTS
September 13, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
An era ended with a phone call from Atlanta to Cooperstown on Aug. 14. Ruben Amaro Jr. offered David Montgomery a summary of his talks with Charlie Manuel and subsequent decision to replace the longtime Phillies manager with Ryne Sandberg. Montgomery, attending baseball's owners meetings at the Hall of Fame, told Amaro he accepted the verdict. The Phillies president made one request: Delay the announcement so he could speak to Manuel in person two days later before the world knew.
SPORTS
August 26, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
With every 98-m.p.h. Jake Diekman fastball, the Phillies want to believe in the process. They see a young lefthanded reliever harnessing the sort of talent Michael Young described as "unfair" after a batting practice session during spring training. They see a pitcher unafraid to throw strikes; an arm that could emerge from the muck of a lost season. This is what a spectacular 10 days will do for a Phillies reliever. Diekman is thriving in a zero-pressure environment. If he fails, there is no demotion to follow because the games are meaningless and Diekman represents a glimmer of something.
SPORTS
August 18, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When it was time for Ruben Amaro Jr. to announce that manager Charlie Manuel had been fired by the Phillies, the general manager became emotional as he delivered the official goodbye. "I just want to say this," Amaro said as his voice grew thick and halting. "You people may not know the relationship I've had with Charlie. He's a special person. This is difficult for me. I hope he stays in our organization. " Amaro had good reason to regret the way the change went down, because the team's front office had a lot to do with Manuel not being able to finish out his contract with more dignity than can be conferred in a hastily called August afternoon news conference.
SPORTS
August 12, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Plenty of business needs to be resolved in these final seven weeks of the Phillies' season. Some of it is being conducted right now down in Clearwater, Fla., a fitting location, considering the 2013 season has been relegated to a second spring training of sorts. Two players - Ryan Howard and Roy Halladay - making more money than two entire teams - Miami and Houston - are trying to get healthy. The recovery of Howard's surgically repaired left knee is considered as important as any plate appearance the Phillies will have in the big leagues between now and the Sept.
SPORTS
August 11, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - When Ruben Amaro Jr. signed Delmon Young to play a position he had not played in six years, the general manager stood in the middle of the Phillies clubhouse on a Tuesday afternoon in January and proclaimed: "Ideally, he'd be playing right field every day. " The experiment ended in the afternoon before the team's 115th game, a 9-2 loss to the Nationals, when Young was designated for assignment to clear space for Casper Wells, who...
SPORTS
August 10, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not everybody shares Ruben Amaro Jr.'s vision. "Maybe I'm delusional, but I believe our club is a much better club," the Phillies general manager said shortly after exchanging a hearty handshake with Chase Utley, the team's second baseman of the past, present, and possibly distant future. Utley signed a two-year contract extension worth $27 million that includes three vesting options. It's possible that Utley could be in a Phillies uniform through 2018, when he'll be 39 years old and the team will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the franchise's second world (expletive)
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
|
|
|
|
|