On Tuesday, I wrote that Ruben Amaro would probably have to apologize (again) for the completely unnecessary comments he made about one of the most beloved Phillies of all-time. Well, the bow tie man himself, animated munchkin man Kennethal Rosenthal, also feels an apology is forthcoming. He laid into Amaro with a vicousness that only someone chosen to represent the lollipop guild could:
Amaro is going to get fired, the entire industry knows that. But he figured to last the entire season as the Phillies transition from Pat Gillick to Andy MacPhail as club president. The question now is whether ownership will simply decide that Amaro is embarrassing the franchise, and that enough is enough.
Heck, it’s already fair to ask why the team is allowing an embattled lame duck to retain full authority as GM — Gillick, on the day the Phillies hired MacPhail, told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick that Amaro was still in charge.
Frankly, it’s difficult to believe that actually is the case, but Amaro’s public remarks are a separate issue. If he has a filter, he sure does a good job of disguising it. And again, this was not Jeff Francoeur that Amaro was talking about replacing Tuesday. It was Chase Freakin’ Utley.
An absolutely scorching – and fair – take from Rosenthal. There’s more, too.