Apr 242012
 
PSC Phillies Talk: Ripping Ruben; Cliff Lee on DL; Pence sore shoulder; more...

Here’s a sampling of recent/active threads from the PSC Phillies message board.  Click the thread title to get the latest news and updates and to participate in the discussion: Thread: GDT Phillies vs Dbacks 4/24 “Stopper” Worley vs “ERA>10” Collmenter [Editor’s note: follow and discuss Tuesday night’s game in PSC’s Phillies-Dbacks Gameday Thread.] Thread: GDT Phillies vs. Diamondbacks [More…]

Aug 302011
 
Phillies Runaround: Hamels shines in return; Mayberry; trade deadline; more...

Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors, and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Phillies down Reds in Hamels’ return to mound August 30 CSN Philly  Shane Victorino spoke for an entire organization and legions of Phillies fans after the team’s 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.  “Hopefully we can keep [More…]

Aug 012011
 
Phillies Runaround: Raul walkoff winner over Pirates; no more trades; more...

Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors, and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Ibanez powers Phils in comeback to sweep Pirates August 1 CSN Philly Raul Ibanez has Hunter Pence to thank, at least in part, for his four-RBI day in the Phillies 6-5 extra innings win over the Pirates on Sunday at [More…]

Amaro’s Poker Game

 Posted by at 10:15 pm
Dec 132010
 
Amaro's Poker Game

By Tony Fryckberg: 72,193-to-1. Those are the odds in poker of drawing a straight flush. A straight flush is the only hand in poker that can beat four aces. Ruben Amaro has pocket aces, the third ace fell on the turn, and now it’s time for the river card–and he’s all in. The dealer? A [More…]

Dec 082010
 
Phillies Runaround: 12.08.10; Winter Meetings, Free Agency, Rollins, more...

December 8: Philadelphia Phillies news and stories from around the web… Amaro says don’t expect big Phillies news out of winter meetings December 8 Philadelphia Daily News: “Ruben Amaro Jr. is still predicting a quiet week. But he admitted that the Phillies had some serious discussions with free agents who could fill their most pressing [More…]

Dec 052010
 
Phillies Runaround: 12.05.10; Dom Brown sent home, Rollins, Amaro, more...

December 5: Philadelphia Phillies news and stories from around the web… Phillies’ Brown returns from winter ball December 5 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Domonic Brown’s venture into winter baseball has ended before the start of winter. The Phillies confirmed Saturday night that Brown is returning home from the Dominican Republic after playing only nine games for Leones [More…]

Nov 222010
 
A Look Back at Trading the Farm

By Tony Fryckberg: You’d be very remiss to not realize that the moves made by Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro, Jr. helped the Phils win 4 straight division titles. What most of us haven’t thought about is what exactly happened to all the players we moved in the big deals. So, here we go: 11/7/2007 [More…]

Nov 212010
 
Although he has been successful as GM, Jury is still out on Amaro

November 21 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Brookover: “The man charged with keeping the Phillies among baseball’s elite obviously loves his job. That, but not much else, came through last week at the general manager meetings in the shadow of Disney World. Ruben Amaro Jr. said he was fond of the GM meetings because it was a [More…]