Phillies GM Amaro Pulls Off Masterful Move

IF ANYBODY knew before the town changed its name to Halladelphia that Phillies GM Ruben Amaro would deliver the 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner by tomorrow's trade deadline, Mayor Nutter would have issued the World Series parade permits.

And after you finished high-fiving your pals when the deal for Indians lefthander Cliff Lee went down with startling swiftness - physicals pending - you might have thought to ask: "By the way, what did he cost us?"

The answer would have been your second shock of the day.

For that, I turn to a "Pulp Fiction" line by ace problem-solver Winston Wolf when asked the identity of the headless small-time thief in the trunk of a Nova about to be compacted at a friendly salvage yard.

"Nobody who will be...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Nationals-Phillies Rivalry: Game On

Tracee Hamilton, Washington Post - May 8, 2012

Now we’re talking. Now the Washington Nationals have a rival. A real rival, not an interleague, MLB-arranged, bi-annual blind date with the Baltimore Orioles, which despite their proximity was actually more of a long-distance ... more »

Hamels: I Hit Harper on Purpose

Adam Kilgore, Washington Post - May 7, 2012

The Nationals never had any doubt, from the moment Cole Hamels’s 93-mph fastball bored into Bryce Harper’s backside, that Hamels had done it on purpose. Afterward, in a statement that may earn him a fine and suspension,... more »

Phillies Considering Major Shake-Up?

Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports - May 11, 2012

I don’t care what Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says — I’ll believe his team is a seller when I see it. But know this: According to major league sources, at least one club — the... more »

MLB: The Art of Buying Low

Nando Di Fino, CBS Sports - May 5, 2012

Fortunes have been made on being able to figure out when it's just the right time to buy something low. Cars, stocks and bread are just a few examples. Of course, each comes with its own set of risks: the car could... more »