Ruben Amaro Jr. Gets a New Gig

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Ruben is moving on up, according to Jayson Stark:

Van Wagenen was recently hired to replace Sandy Alderson, who had been the Mets’ GM since 2010 but took a leave of absence in the summer to address a recurrence of cancer.

I don’t have much of a Ruben opinion, so I asked BWanks to share his thoughts on this:

Wanks:

“Amaro faced certain constrictions as a part of an organization that valued loyalty and sentimentality because they were, quite frankly, unaccustomed to success and didn’t know how to handle it. Amaro wasn’t necessarily a “good” GM here, but wasn’t the clown show he’s made out to be. If Howie Roseman can learn from his previous failings, there’s no reason Amaro can’t.”

Agreed.

Van Wagenen doesn’t have a ton of experience. He was previously an agent and is taking on his first GM job at age 44, so he could use some veteran guys to help guide him. Guys like Ruben Amaro Jr. and… Omar Minaya?!

Minaya and Ruben working together in the Mets front office?

What a world.

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10 Comments

  • Herb November 6, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Bout time he did. He is a great GM. Made some great deals here for the Phils.

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      I’d like to advertise on Bob Wankel’s massive forehead. Are rates daily or weekly?

      Reply
  • Alpha November 6, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Kevin, you tiny footed bastard. NE style ipa’s are completely different from the cheap shit you’ve had.

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    • Kevin Kinkead November 6, 2018 at 11:30 am

      dude I wear a size 12. I have abnormally large feet

      Reply
      • You Know What They About Big Feet? November 6, 2018 at 12:22 pm

        Big socks

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      • Come on man November 6, 2018 at 12:50 pm

        No shot those boots were bigger than a 10.5

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        • Kevin Kinkead November 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm

          they are size 12 boots dude, I don’t know what to tell you

          Reply
  • Recipe for disaster November 6, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Surrounded by a bunch of experienced guys looking to take his job.

    Reply
  • Ruben did a great job here November 6, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I wouldn’t mind see him return and replace Klentak.

    Reply
  • Sal Pal November 6, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Agreed

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