Tag Archives: offseason

Better Gauge Players’ Value To Avoid Overpaying

I think Phillies GM Ruben Amaro has taken his already difficult job and made it even harder, thanks in large part to his inability to leverage the baseball analytics that’s at his fingertips.

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Under the Amaroscope: Stop Devaluing Your Bench

When it comes to filling out his team’s roster with depth, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro proves once again he’s too shallow to understand who has “the goods.” For the second consecutive offseason, he has overlooked a veteran presence in the clubhouse, a guy who can get on base, play a variety of infield positions well, is considered a “gamer” in the eyes of many MLB analysts and who, by the way, fits nicely in the Phillies budget.

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Philly’s Free Agent Deja Vu

As the Phillies were taking stock of their offseason plans ā€“ who to trade for, who to acquire via free agency ā€“ Iā€™d imagine that at some point, Phillies President David Montgomery gave General Manager Ruben Amaro a directive with regard to the type of player the team needs on its roster: get younger!

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