CONTINUE. The Phillies will CONTINUE to compete? The Phillies are on pace for a 70-win season. Four closers in the National League have more saves than Papelbon has save opportunities. And not only am I supposed to believe Ruben said these things to Papelbon, but I’m supposed to believe he was cool with it and totally didn’t flip his shit? That’s the second most ridiculous thing to happen with the Phillies today. The first, of course, is that nothing happened.
UPDATE: Ruben was also surprised people weren’t banging down his door for aging players with terrible contracts:
Phillies GM Ruben amaro says he's surprised other mlb teams were not as aggressive to get deals done
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) July 31, 2014