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October 27, 2010
In an effort to further compartmentalize its front office, the Union added longtime Philadelphia sports executive Dave Rowan as executive vice president and chief revenue officer. Rowan, who held positions with both the Eagles and Phillies in addition to the Jacksonville Jaguars, will oversee corporate sales, involving marketing, ticket sales and general revenue. "Dave will be a huge asset to our organization," said Union president Tom Veit. "Not only is he a Philly guy with a great reputation but he also possesses an understanding of the Union culture and our relationship with our supporters.
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February 5, 1993
It is hard to imagine anyone who looks bad compared to the Lords of Baseball, a group differentiated from the student body at Allenwood Federal Prison or the State Home for the Bewildered only by larger bank accounts. It is hard to imagine Marge Schott. She is rude and crude and not very bright, thus debunking the myth that smart and rich necessarily go together. She mistreats employees, venerates a dog, routinely makes racist remarks, treasures a swastika armband and never misses an opportunity to say something abysmally dimwitted.
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July 24, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Flyers captain Dave Poulin has joined the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office. Poulin was unveiled yesterday as the club's new vice president of hockey operations. Best known for his days with the Flyers (1982-90), where he led the team to the Stanley Cup finals in 1985 and '87, Poulin played 12 seasons in the NHL with the Flyers, with whom he signed as a free agent after playing at Notre Dame, the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. He played 724 career NHL games, with 205 goals and 325 assists.
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June 15, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Chicago's college scouting and pro personnel directors are leaving the club, making way for new general manager Jerry Angelo to bring in his own people. Bill Rees, director of college scouting, previously received permission to speak with San Francisco 49ers. Scott Campbell, director of pro personnel, received permission to speak with the Washington Redskins, according to Bears officials. Redskins. Washington agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with offensive lineman Ben Coleman.
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June 22, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Coach George Karl and president-general manager Bob Whitsitt of the Seattle Supersonics both got something they wanted yesterday: Karl got a better contract, and Whitsitt got permission to leave. In settling a front-office mess that at times approached comedy, the Sonics said they had agreed to release Whitsitt from the final three years of his five-year contract. They also agreed to amend Karl's contract, which was to have expired after the 1996-97 season. Karl had been making about $600,000 a year.
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November 2, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
The Buffalo Sabres removed second-year president Doug Moss and replaced him with Larry Quinn, the man who guided the Sabres into a new $127 million arena, the team said yesterday. The move appears to end a power struggle between Moss and Quinn, who was a candidate for the president's job when Moss got it in December 1994. "The decision to make this change and have a mutual agreement with Doug did not occur in rapid fashion," Sabres co-founder Northrup Knox said. "This has been in the works for some time.
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November 20, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The wind appears to have shifted. After almost a full year of admitting mistaken player analyses and his culpability for them, Eagles coach Ray Rhodes yesterday sounded a different note. Now, it looks as if it's Rhodes vs. the front office again, as indicated in a preemptive strike from the coach regarding the future of the team's best player. When asked about the likelihood of the Eagles re-signing Pro Bowl running back Ricky Watters when his contract expires in February, and if he felt Watters should be back - if he was considered a part of the team's long-term core - Rhodes responded: "Deservedly so. " Reflecting on the huge price tag Watters likely will sport - around $4 million a year - and the team's penchant for neither issuing huge signing bonuses nor committing to star players on the open market, Rhodes continued: "I think it's important that people understand that when the negotiation part comes down, that's the key thing; when the negotiation comes down.
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February 24, 1986 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
According to quarterback Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears, the Super Bowl champions will "self-destruct" if they continue to take a hard line on signing potential holdouts. McMahon was in Washington Saturday to be honored by the National Quarterback Club, which benefits cystic fibrosis research. And he used the occasion to take some swipes at the club's front office. He told the black-tie audience that after Chicago's 46-10 Super Bowl win over the Patriots last month, President Reagan made a collect phone call to congratulate him. "But knowing how cheap the Bears are, they wouldn't accept the call," he said.
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November 17, 2008 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has finalized his front office staff. A baseball source said last night that Amaro will hire Scott Proefrock, Baltimore's director of baseball administration, as an assistant general manager. An announcement could come today. Amaro already has named Benny Looper and Chuck Lamar assistant general managers. Proefrock will assume the role Amaro had under former general managers Ed Wade and Pat Gillick, which was handling big-league contracts and the composition of the roster.
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April 7, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Pat Gillick sat back in his chair and considered the hypothetical dilemma. You can have Cole Hamels on your team for as many as 5 more years, including this season. If you wanted to be able to compete as soon as, say, 2017, would you be in better shape with a 33-year-old Hamels on your roster, atop your rotation, or instead with the possible collection of prospects you might get back for him in a trade? "That's a hard question to answer - and I'm not trying to dodge it," Gillick said.
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April 4, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It's rarely the harbinger of a great baseball season when a general manager has to begin things by apologizing at the outset for insulting one of the best players in franchise history. That, however, is how the glorious 2015 season began for Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. He privately told Ryan Howard he was sorry for saying the Phils would be better off without the big first baseman on the roster. The apology was sincere insofar as Amaro did truly wish he hadn't said that out loud, but the meat of the issue - that the GM would prefer Howard were somewhere else - is not as easy to deny.
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March 26, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
PHOENIX - Asking the same question several times in different ways, to see whether the responses remain consistent, is a tactic used in police interrogations - at least the ones we see on TV cop shows. It also happens more or less by accident whenever a group of at least three dozen reporters encounters a subject willing to stand and talk for nearly 40 minutes. Jeffrey Lurie didn't say why he wasn't available to talk about the Eagles' front-office restructuring from the time of the Jan. 2 announcement that Eagles coach Chip Kelly was taking charge of personnel until lunchtime yesterday, outside the Arizona Biltmore hotel at the NFL meetings.
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February 24, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
COLE HAMELS threw a bullpen session for the second time in 3 days at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Fla., on Saturday morning. He repeated his mechanics perfectly like a veteran pitcher more than prepared for spring training. Hamels, however, did not repeat the statement he made earlier this week. Hamels, who has been baseball's human trade rumor this winter, made it clear in an interview with USA Today that he'd rather be reporting to a different team's camp. "I just want to win," Hamels told USA Today in an interview published Wednesday.
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February 22, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jonathan Papelbon insisted Friday he didn't pay attention to offseason trade speculation. Judging from his first public comments at spring training, it's also worth wondering how much he heard or read the front office's stated intentions to rebuild the Phillies. The 34-year-old closer said he's "not so sold on this entire rebuilding" mind-set. He and the team's other remaining veterans, he said, will seek more clarity from president Pat Gillick and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. "I still think we can compete," Papelbon said.
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February 20, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Ed Marynowitz's first seven months working for the Eagles overlapped with Andy Reid's final season in Philadelphia, giving Reid enough exposure to the team's new vice president of player personnel that the longtime coach praised Chip Kelly's decision to promote him. "Ed's on the rise, boy," Reid said Wednesday at the NFL's annual scouting combine. "He's a good one. I think it was a great choice by Chip. " In May 2012, the Eagles made seven front office transactions.
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January 31, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly spent 26 days searching for a personnel executive before promoting Ed Marynowitz, who was in the building all along. The Eagles named Marynowitz vice president of player personnel on Thursday, putting the 30-year-old Media native into the chief player evaluation role that opened after the front office shake-up in the week after the season ended. Marynowitz received a three-year contract. "Ed is someone who has really impressed me going back to my interview process with the Eagles two years ago," Kelly said in a statement.
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January 30, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE PHILLIES will hold their first workout of the 2015 season in Clearwater, Fla., 3 weeks from today. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. would still like to make some changes before he descends to Florida. Perhaps it will be easier now that the uncertainty at the upper levels of the front office have been resolved. Yesterday afternoon, the Phillies announced that David Montgomery has returned from a 5-month medical leave - but not in his former role as club president. Montgomery, who had surgery to remove cancer from his jaw in May, will take over duties as chairman of the team.
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January 30, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Longtime Phillies president and CEO David Montgomery has new duties as he returns from a five-month medical leave of absence. Montgomery now will serve in the position of team chairman while Pat Gillick continues as president, the team said Wednesday. The front-office shake-up could pave the way for another new team president in the next year or two. Gillick, the architect of the 2008 world championship team, said Wednesday night in a telephone interview that he doesn't see himself in the position two or three years from now but "definitely" at least through this baseball season.
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January 22, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
READING - It's a complicated time to rebuild a baseball franchise. Take, for instance, the case of a player who, by all accounts, has a very good chance to become the kind of star who can anchor such an effort. According to people who cover amateur baseball for a living, Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada would be in the running to be the top pick in the 2015 draft if he were eligible. Those same people say he is a 19-year-old infielder with good power, an impressive frame, and plus-plus speed.
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