A Quick Thought on Ruben Amaro Jr.

Ruben Amaro Jr. is starting to remind me of Omar Minaya's early days in New York.

Like Minaya, he's inherited a tremendous core of young talent, one that you'd really have to try to not win with. Right now, he's still a darling with most of the mainstream media, especially after they rallied around Raul "RBIs" Ibanez last summer, and I fully expect he'll be hailed for this Halladay mega-deal, should it go through.

That being said, Amaro's made a number of head-scratching moves and the Phillies are closer to an expensive Mets-esque collapse, with Halladay taking on Santana's role as the frustrated Ace of a third place team, than you might think. I don't see this happening next season, but if the Phillies are going to win in 2011-12, then Amaro's abilities as a General Manager are going to need to improve.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker