Sporting News Ranks Ruben Amaro Jr. The Worst GM In Baseball
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Since taking over as general manager in 2009 after the Phillies won the World Series, the Phillies have steadily declined. With their core of aging players and questionable contracts, Amaro Jr. has been at the helm of the blame for the Phillies downfall.
This year the Phillies have been hovering around the .500 mark and are now 22-26. Their lack of consistency has been their biggest problem and their attendance continues to plummet as the fan base grows restless.
SportingNews.com ranked all of the general managers in Major League Baseball. Coming in 30th of out 30 general managers, is Ruben Amaro Jr. of the Phillies.
“Philadelphia lost the World Series in 2009, lost the NLCS in 2010, lost in the first round in 2011, missed the playoffs in 2012, and fell under .500 in 2013,” SportingNews.com wrote of Ruben Amaro Jr. “The next stop could well be last place, but even if the Phillies manage to avoid the cellar, Amaro’s attempts to build a team as if it is still 2008 have been baffling.”
Billy Beane, of the Oakland Athletics, ranked first.
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