The City of Brotherly Love isn't showing Ruben Amaro any love regarding comments the Phillies GM made about the fans when asked about possible trades and call-ups from the minors.
"They don't understand the game. They don't understand the process. There's a process. And then they [b****] and complain because we don't have a plan. There's a plan in place and we're sticking with the plan. We can't do what's best for the fan. We have to do what's best for the organization so the fan can reap the benefit of it later on. That's the truth."
He then tried to soften the blow by saying he wasn't referring to all the fans.
"I didn't say they don't understand. Some fans don't understand it's not all Philadelphia fans. When I said that, it's more about the fan that really doesn't understand the process — and it's not all fans."
Hamilton has taken one heck of a road back to action in 2015. He returned to action with the Rangers on Monday in Cleveland and went hitless but when the team returned to Arlington, Hamilton received a warm ovation, doubled in his first at-bat and on Friday, hit his first home runs of the year.
The Cardinals received some bad news on Wednesday when first baseman Matt Adams was diagnosed with a torn quad muscle. Speculation began as to who could replace him; Mark Reynolds was brought up as a potential replacement, but another name mentioned was Ryan Howard. The Phillies have been trying to dump Howard on anybody willing to take him, but Viva El Birdos says "No thanks."
2015 has not been kind to Jayson, as he's labored through the first two months of the season following shoulder surgery with just a .208 avg. Now, he's dealing with a broken wrist he suffered on May 15. Michael Taylor is the most likely replacement, as he subbed for Denard Span to start the year, but the Nats also have Tyler Moore and Clint Robinson as other options.
Just like Will Smith before him, Matusz was hit with a suspension for use of a foreign substance in an appearance last week against the Marlins. Matusz's ejection Saturday came two days after Smith was found guilty of the same offense.