Ruben Amaro Jr. was fired from his position as Phillies General Manager yesterday afternoon. RAJ has been the Phillies GM since the start of the 2009 season as he has led the Phils to three straight NL East Titles (2009-2011) and one NL Pennant (2009). He has also failed to make the postseason the past four seasons. The Phils are expected to announce their new GM by the end of October.
I am glad that RAJ is finally gone as he has made some questionable decisions the last few seasons...including trading Hunter Pence to the Giants for nothing in 2012 and sending my hero Chase Utley to the Dodgers last month. I also have to give him credit where it is due for the Four Aces (Halliday, Lee, Oswalt and Hamels) as well as getting Pence in 2011.
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I wish RAJ well in his future endeavors but I think it's time to celebrate.