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November 20, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
FOR THE MAJORITY of the last 2 months, Ruben Amaro Jr. made regular use of the cliché that "it takes two to tango" in relation to his attempt to re-sign Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies general manager and the catcher, who filed for free agency 2 weeks ago, wanted the same thing. They wanted to continue their relationship in the form of a new contract. The two sides talked throughout the 2013 season, and when the season came to an end 7 weeks ago, and when Ruiz officially became a free agent.
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November 20, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Ruben Amaro Jr. has heard all the jokes by now. He may not be laughing, but he hears them. The Phillies like the Old-Timers Game promotion so much, they're going to hold 81 of them at Citizens Bank Park next season. The 2014 team photo will be taken by Matthew Brady. When Amaro promised he'd help build a dynasty, he didn't say it was going to be the Ming Dynasty. Amaro knew he would deal with the continuing perception that the Phillies' roster has fallen and can't get up when he and catcher Carlos Ruiz agreed to a new three-year contract.
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November 20, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ruben Amaro Jr. said he would not wait for Carlos Ruiz, but the true intentions of the Phillies general manager were understood. For all of September, Amaro spoke about retaining his longtime catcher. A reunion made sense: The Phillies value familiarity, and the best available alternatives could not hit lefthanded pitching. When Ruiz emerged as a priority for the defending world champion Boston Red Sox, a source said, the Phillies acted to secure the stocky Panamanian they once signed for $8,000 as a second baseman.
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November 15, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - There was no sense, Ruben Amaro Jr. said, in waiting to see how the free-agent market developed. His scouts identified Marlon Byrd as a high-priority target, and a match was made with $16 million. The Phillies general manager struck, as he often does, early in the offseason. The annual expectation is for Amaro to make a blockbuster acquisition, but he speaks in more conservative tones this winter. The Phillies still seek a catcher, and a reunion with Carlos Ruiz remains likely.
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November 14, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Phillies do not plan to wait long to fill their catching vacancy, and a resolution with Carlos Ruiz could come sooner rather than later. Aggressive in their pursuit of Ruiz, the Colorado Rockies offered the free-agent catcher a 2-year contract on Monday, according to the Denver Post. But there are multiple reports that another team has offered Ruiz a 2-year contract richer than the Rockies' proposal, worth as much as $20 million. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies do not discuss negotiations through the media, but the team would like to retain Ruiz.
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November 13, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. - Ruben Amaro Jr. whisked through the lobby of the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes wearing a Bluetooth earpiece. He dropped his bag upstairs, shook some hands, and stopped a conversation when Marlins general manager Dan Jennings approached. "We'll talk later," Amaro said to him. That is Amaro's dream, although an acquisition of Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton is improbable. Even Amaro is willing to admit it. His immediate priority is the procurement of a starting catcher, and he downplayed the notion of being in a poor bargaining position.
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November 13, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ORLANDO, Fla. - Ruben Amaro Jr. checked in to the JW Marriott Grande Lakes shortly before 4 p.m. yesterday, the first of 3 days of general managers and owners meetings. Not long after his arrival Amaro was in the midst of a rap session with Philadelphia-based baseball writers when Miami Marlins general manager Dan Jennings walked through the lobby. The two NL East GMs exchanged handshakes and pleasantries. "We'll talk later," Amaro told Jennings as their brief greeting came to a conclusion.
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November 12, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. - The posturing and rumormongering of baseball's long winter will not peak until the winter meetings next month in this city, but chatter will heighten this week when the game's general managers meet here. Rarely are any deals struck this early in the marathon - the Phillies were an exception when they signed Jonathan Papelbon two Novembers ago - but Ruben Amaro Jr. faces urgency in one area. The Phillies are without a starting catcher, and the market is flush with demand and little supply.
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November 12, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Phillies' free-agent dance with Carlos Ruiz could come to an end before Thanksgiving, as long as general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. keeps his word on striking quick to get a catcher off the open market. Regardless of how the situation with Ruiz plays out - he has attracted considerable interest in his first week as a free agent - the Phillies have to address several areas of need in the next 3 months. In addition to catcher, the Phillies are hoping to upgrade their pitching staff and outfield, too. "They're all high priorities," Amaro said when asked to rank his team's needs.
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November 8, 2013
The free-agent season got underway shortly after midnight on Monday and the hot stove rumor mill is already churning. The Denver Pos t reported yesterday that the Colorado Rockies are expected to offer Carlos Ruiz a multiyear contract before the end of the week. Ruiz, 34, has spent his entire 8-year big-league career with the Phillies. The Phillies declined to offer Ruiz a qualifying offer before Monday's deadline, which would ensure them a first-round pick if Ruiz signed elsewhere.
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