If there is one thing that David Montgomery has done in the last few years is stuck by Ruben Amaro Jr.
Just today he has done that again. Endorsing Ruben Amaro Jr. with “We think we have a quality guy in that role” when asked about how Montgomery felt about the job that Amaro has done with this team.
That in effect says that all of the things that Amaro has done poorly with this team will continue for some time to come. The team has been in a downward slide with seemingly no end in sight.
Does this mean that newly named President, Pat Gillick has to stay with the status quo? Or is it that Gillick is too himself a part of this status quo and life goes on merrily at the Phillies helm while they drift aimlessly into another iceberg this season?
Gillick himself said at the end of the season last year, that the team wouldn’t contend for years to come. Now just the other day, he said he thinks the Phillies team could contend in 2015? This is horrible doublespeak by a man who is respected in the baseball community.
It’s going to take the voice of the fans to change things in Philadelphia, the less times they show up to the ballpark and let the boo birds in the stands take over, then things will change. But for now, it’s all roses in the eyes of present Phillies management, and I don’t think a lot of people are buying into this.