Just a thought:
I’ve been waiting for this, the moment when Ruben Amaro finally puts a stop to all the enabling, all the outsourcing of accountability, all the wiping of the Phillies noses — all by virtue of constantly wheeling and dealing at the trade deadline to bail them out.
Need proof? Try the convergence of three years of blockbuster mid- and off-season acquisitions (Lee, Oswalt, Pence during the season and Halladay, Lee and Papelbon during the offseason) and three years of a stepwise descent toward mediocrity.
But, per his commentary yesterday, no more.
Said Ruben Amaro, when asked what trade he might be making and when:
“The players have to figure out a way to play better.”
To which I reply with rapture. Good work, Rube.