Philadelphia, PA – Speaking from his home, ex-Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters he was beginning to think the Phillies may not bring him back as the general manager for next season.
“I don’t want to look to into this, but after they let me go from my contract and told me they would not extend me next year, this really leads me to think I may not be back with the organization in 2016,” he said.
Amaro Jr. said he was nervous that nobody in the Phillies front office had been taking his calls since August and his official team email address had been deleted.
When he drove to Citizens Bank Park last week to discuss his future with Pat Gillick, Amaro Jr. was shocked when a security guard did not let him onto the premises.
“I need to be involved in the fold with this team or it’s going to go nowhere. Maybe because the season is almost over they don’t need me to make decisions? I’m sure I’ll be back next year. It was discouraging, though, as I had a great idea where we would trade Aaron Nola to the Yankees for Alex Rodriguez. I’m fairly sure they’d be interested, we might have to throw in Maikel Franco as well, but can you imagine how that would affect ticket sales? It would be a boon for this organization,” he said.
Amaro Jr. said there was a “90% chance” he would be back next season.