After this morning’s breaking news that Ruben Amaro is, in fact, an idiot, here’s some worse news: Dave Montgomery says Ruben Amaro will be evaluated at his job in a year or two. A year. Or Two. More. Of Ruben Amaro.
According to CBS3, Dave Montgomery told MLB Network Radio:
“We think we have a pretty quality guy in that role. At the same time, I have a partnership group where they are looking at this closely as well. And the reality is we have a GM that we think is effective and we have a Hall Of Fame GM in our midst as well. And if Pat [Gillick] spends an entire year or two close with Ruben [Amaro], I think he’ll have a very good idea as to how effective Ruben is and collectively a decision will be made.”
Why? Why? Why?
Why is it going to take another year or two of Ruben being babysat by Pat Gillick to figure out “how effective Ruben is”? Why have they not figured that out from the six-plus years he’s already been in that role? I mean, that’s a pretty big sample size to glean info from. Plus, if he was bad for six years, and you honestly expect him to be good now that Gillick is hanging around again, can’t just anybody fill that role? When the few fans you have left that will actually be paying to attend games have been actively calling for Ruben’s dismissal for years already, why give him two more chances? I just don’t get it.
But at least it can’t all be put on Ruben now, since it’s becoming clear the front office has the same problem he does: An inability to let go.