Ruben Amaro Rips into Fans, Says We “Don’t Understand the Game”


Ruben Amaro, on a press tour promoting my t-shirts speaking to Jim Salisbury yesterday about a whole bunch of negative things brought on by his tenure as GM, decided to dig in on the fans:

While it’s not out of the question that Eflin could earn a big-league look later this season, Amaro remains adamant that neither pitcher will be rushed.

“I think we’re going to be conservative,” he said.

That often does not sit well with fans who want to see the Phillies be aggressive with their prospects.

“They don’t understand the game,” Amaro said. “They don’t understand the process. There’s a process. And then they bitch and complain because we don’t have a plan. There’s a plan in place and we’re sticking with the plan. We can’t do what’s best for the fan. We have to do what’s best for the organization so the fan can reap the benefit of it later on. That’s the truth.”

And then they bitch and complain because we don’t have a plan. There’s a plan in place and we’re sticking with the plan!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazeballs, the size of Amaro’s balls. I thought this was satire on The Coggin Toboggan when I first read it. Here’s a guy who has completely torn apart one of the best teams in baseball, with one of the biggest payrolls in baseball, and done so in a way that leaves them with hardly any major prospects in their farm system. He’s being passed by every team in the league in both understanding and implementation of analytics. He doesn’t know the different between an at-bat and a plate appearance. He hired a manager who’s an idiot. And yet, it’s the fans who don’t understand the game. OH MY GOD. BUY THE SHIRT! BUY ALL THE SHIRTS!!!

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20 Responses

  1. As much as I hate Ruben Amaro… I HATE the video ads the auto scroll me down to the bottom of the page… FIX IT BRO, I CAN’T READ ANY OF JIM’S AMAZING ARTICLES

    1. Yo Bo? You want to go Bo? I’m the future of bad advertising for elite 50K a year college blooger sites Bo?

    2. I was annoyed too. I installed ad-block as a Chrome extension on my browser and it runs very smoothly now.

  2. “We” don’t understand the game? Kyle, are you blogger who makes his living off the ‘game’ or are you a fan? Love how you comfortably shift from one side to the other whenever it is convenient. I know it’s a slow time for sports around here but … .

  3. I’m self-employed these days. Can I have MCW’s job? I can fetch Gargano a Code Blue Primo whenever he needs it.

  4. Hi guys, Trang here. Snuck out of the sweatshop and stole a guy’s cellphone to make this post. I’m pleading with you to stop reading Crossingbroad. My fingers are starting to bleed. I even tried jumping off the roof but they installed these nets made out of returned t-shirts from Crossingbroad. Every time Kyle sees a moment he thinks he can cash in on, he immediately calls in and orders a t-shirt. A few weeks ago, we had one that commemorated him taking a crap after being constipated for a couple of days. Oddly enough, he wanted it to say “Crap into a Slim Jim”. Being a sweatshop worker, I don’t get to see much American tv, so I’ll assume that has some meaning to you guys.

    Best Wishes,
    -Sent from my Suicide Net

    1. Crossing Broad is causing our economy to overheat. We will bury you…if we don’t bury all of our sweatshop workers under fourth world falling roofs first!

      PS. We think Ruben would be a great manager for our cricket club!

  5. Ruben faces the lion’s share of the blame for the Phillies descent from relevancy but to a degree here is right. Fans don’t know the sport as well as they think they do. I mean Phillies fans still think 28 year old Darrin Ruf is the next coming of Mickey Mantle despite his current .224 average and the fact that top prospects aren’t still in the minors when they are 26.

    Fans are irrational and blinded by passion. It’s in our nature and it’s okay, but let’s not pretend we’ve got a collection of Billy Beanes sitting in the bleachers in this town.

  6. Buster Olney said last week when co hosting Mike and Mike in reference to the change in Manager with the Marlins that the teams who didn’t use metrics, the old school baseball guys, have all come around and really feel that it is situations that make a difference. That even the teams who were against metrics, with exception of maybe only the Philles, have come around.

    I may not know anything about the game; however the 125 Million dollar contract offered to an aging Howard was not something I would not do. Especially when the other “guys who know baseball” set a market value not where close to that.

  7. Well, I guess there is no point in going to CBP – why spend money to watch something you don’t understand. BTW Ruben, are you sure you are not confusing the fans with yourself? Yeah, keep them down there until they are around 29.

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