The question is: what does management think of that?
The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb sat down with Phillies team president David Montgomery to talk about a wide range of topics, including his general manager. When asked if Amaro would be back as the team's general manager, Montgomery responded with a resounding "Oh, Ruben is our general manager."
Montgomery cited Amaro's ability to make decisions and listen to those around him, a trait he learned from former general manager Pat Gillick, as some of his strong points. He attributes some of the criticism of moves, like not playing Darin Ruf and trading for Michael Young, as only holding merit with the benefit of hindsight.
At the end of it all, it seemed like Amaro got a rather high endorsement from Montgomery which is sure to upset many Phillies fans - which might also hold some merit.
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