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Phillies | Not expected to make any more moves

Sat, 08 Feb 2014 11:45:03 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team is unlikely to sign any additional free agents before the start of spring training camp. "I don't suspect we'll be doing anything," Amaro said. "I think we've got what we've got ... we're always looking, always trolling. I know there are guys out there, but I don't suspect us having anything major coming through."

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Phillies | Charlie Manuel joining front office

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:58:03 -0800

Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel will return to the team in a front-office role. He'll serve as a senior advisor to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

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Phillies | Carlos Ruiz wanted for 2014

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:39:31 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies have reached out to C Carlos Ruiz and indicated they want him back for the 2014 season. "He knows we'd like to bring him back. We'll see what happens. It wouldn't be the first free agent we've had.… I'd like to have as much balance [in the lineup] as we can, we haven't been very good against left-handers. It's well documented," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.

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Phillies | No constraints for offseason

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:16:27 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has indicated he will not be constrained by a $170 million payroll, which suggests his inclination is to fix the team's weaknesses immediately by going into the free agent market.

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Phillies | Chase Utley difficult to let go

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:24:49 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley and his representation could be approached by the team's front office about an extension, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., although it's not something the team is pushing for presently. "We may have some discussions with him, out of respect for him and what he meant to our organization," Amaro said. "We can always bring him back if we trade him. That's a possibility. But I don't really want him to leave."

Fantasy Tip: Amaro said he expects the Phils' decision to buy or sell to go down to the wire, barring a significant streak one way or another. It sounds like he's willing to part with Utley in the short term as long as he gets a shot to bring him back, on the club's terms. How likely that is, we'll see, but Utley and the club managed his health well this year, a building block for Utley's final seasons.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard surgery result creates optimism

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:16:26 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) underwent a successful debridement of the left medial meniscus on Wednesday, July 10. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that what the surgeon saw was better than expected. The GM suggested that the team is likelier to be a buyer as the trade deadline approaches because he's confident that they'll get Howard back in 2013.

Fantasy Tip: Howard may still be limited when he gets back into action, so fantasy owners may only be looking at a player who was performing at about the level he was before he landed on the DL. Amaro has yet to prove that he's a long-term thinker, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him remain on the offensive.

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Phillies | Likely sticking with RPs on roster

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:47:13 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team is likely to stick with the relief pitchers it has in the bullpen already. He indicated that prices for relievers are high, and he said he wouldn't mortgage the future for a sixth- or seventh-inning reliever.

Fantasy Tip: This comes in the wake of the loss of Mike Adams for the rest of the season. Amaro hasn't exactly laid a blueprint for ways to build a cost-effective, quality bullpen.

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Phillies | Mulling trade to replace Roy Halladay in rotation

Wed, 08 May 2013 01:05:20 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said SP Roy Halladay's (shoulder) replacement, in the short term, will come from within the Phillies organization. If Halladay's absence is long, Amaro said, he might explore an outside solution. "There's some players we'll keep an eye out on," Amaro said.

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Phillies | Looking to strengthen catching and pitching areas

Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:00:06 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team is still looking for catching and pitching help.

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Phillies | Delmon Young signed for duty in right field

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:18:03 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said OF Delmon Young was signed to a one-year contract to play regularly in right field, even though Young hasn't played in right in six seasons. Amaro did not say what Young's signing would do for the other outfielders on the roster.

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