Today in Ruben Amaro being more stubborn than a donkey wearing a Puka shell necklace and soapboxing about the merits of HD-DVD over Blu-ray: Ruben Amaro is still not quite convinced that signing Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, now in year two of a three-year, $12 million deal, was a mistake.
A day after sending Gonzalez to minor-league camp, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledged that he was disappointed the 28-year-old right-hander has not yet contributed in the majors. But Amaro was not ready to call the signing a mistake.
“We don’t know (if it was a mistake) yet,” Amaro said. “We’ll know when it’s all said and done. I was asked the same question about Pat Burrell. When we won the World Series, did we regret it?
“It’s disappointing that Miguel hasn’t gotten there. But it’s not the end of the world yet. We’ll see. We’ve still got time. We’re hopeful he can step it up. If he can’t, he can’t.”
If he can’t, he can’t. Ruben’s Drago-esque shrugging of the shoudlers that will prevent the Phillies from daring to dip their toe into the moist pond of talented Cubans because the first guy backfired. This might go down as one of the worst GM tenureships in Philly sports history.