The Fall of Ruben Amaro Jr

Published on 25-Oct-2015 by CJ

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The Fall of Ruben Amaro Jr

It is not unusual for fired general managers to land on their feet not long into the aftermath.

After all, that's a small circle of friends wheeling and dealing with each other all year 'round.

For example, former Tigers Dave Dombrowski was hired by the Red Sox to be their new President of Baseball Operations a mere 14 days after being let go by the Tigers.

Nor is it even a strange sight for GM’s to move into the coaching world, such as the case with former Marlins GM -- and now former Marlins manager -- Dan Jennings, who really didn't have much choice in the matter.

Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr, however, has set a new low. Dude's gonna be working with the Red Sox next season. Not as their next GM. Not as their manager. But as their first base coach.

That’s right. A former general manager will be a taking on the job of being a first base coach.

Amaro was reportedly trying to find a front office job after being released by the Phils, but apparently no one was interested.

I wonder if his terrible decisions, the biggest and baddest being the Ryan Howard contract, and his poor communication skills had anything to do with not being able to find a job.   

I’m sure Phillies fans will revel in the fact that their despised GM has been relegated to such a small role.

Then again, these are the same people who threw batteries at players, so do they really deserve to be happy?

Either way, Ruben Amaro Jr is in a better place.

So long as nobody gives him the ability to sign contracts as players round first base.