Reader Tom sends along his Change.org petition to fire Ruben. I signed it, and so should you.
I’m not a big fan of these completely useless petitions, but at the very least, they draw attention to a matter of public interest. In this case, the interest is the Phillies are their stinking. Ruben Amaro is the common denominator for all their struggles. He should be fired.
Just as another example of his ineptitude: The two core players he traded away in an effort to retool, Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino, went on to help lead their respective teams to World Series championships in the span of 15 months. The players the Phillies got in return? Nate Schierholtz (now a Cub), Tommy Joseph (AA), Seth Rosin (
now a Dodger returned to AAA), Josh Lindblom (now an A) and Ethan Martin (made his 2014 debut last night for the Phils, had an ERA over 6 in 40 innings last season).
Sign the petition. Do we think this needs a t-shirt?