Ruben Amaro, Jr. to Join the Red Sox

Not in the front office.

Update: Not so fast…

This is surprising — to go from GM to first base coach. Can’t say I can recall such a stark change in job titles before, though Miami Marlins GM Dan Jennings took over as the club’s manager following Mike Redmond’s dismisal earlier this year.

Amaro probably has a goal to manage at some point, but as he has never coached since retiring as a player, he needs to get some coaching experience under his belt.

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  1. Need to Buy a Stop Watch Now

    October 24, 2015 04:06 PM

    Is this an Onion article? Why would the RSox do this – seems like there’s zero upside?

  2. Romus

    October 24, 2015 06:00 PM

    Amaro wanted to get back to the field….so he starts now in Beantown.
    It is rather a weird turn of events…especially when it comes to career progression.
    I thought he would try to get a corporate gig with MLB in NY.

  3. Steve

    October 24, 2015 07:46 PM

    I’m not sure why, but i find this hilarious.

  4. Philly Fan in NY

    October 25, 2015 12:58 AM

    I think all this confirms is that Cafardo is Amaro’s go to media leak and why we heard all the Hamels to the Red Sox chatter…

  5. Steve

    October 25, 2015 06:54 AM

    Do the Red Sox come to Philly this year? Imagine the reaction when he jogs on the field…..

  6. NavyJoe

    October 25, 2015 09:22 AM

    Good for Ruben. It takes a lot of guts to take a step down like this, especially when it is such a high visible position.

    Say what you will about his performance as GM, but I admire his determination.

    • Tony

      October 25, 2015 01:09 PM

      +1. The guy obviously was in over his head as GM, but I like that instead of taking some mid-tier position in another organization’s front office, he’s swallowing his pride and starting on the bottom rungs of coaching. He recognizes that he doesn’t have the skill set to evaluate players and negotiate contracts, so he’s going to another part of the game where he can do a better job. How many of us have worked for bosses who lacked that kind of self-awareness? It’s actually rather nice to see someone know their limitations and find something else to do.

      • JRFarmer

        October 25, 2015 05:09 PM

        1B coach for a major league team is not “bottom rung”. He’s stepping over very many coaches who are paying their dues in the minor leagues.

      • JRFarmer

        October 25, 2015 05:11 PM

        Also worth mentioning… what are his qualifications to be a 1B coach? The man stole a whopping 15 bags in his major league career.

    • 100Bucks

      October 25, 2015 04:37 PM

      This is not going to work out and I would not be surprised if RAJ lasts less than a season as first base coach. Successful people have egos and RAJ’s ego was often visible. Depressed and burned out from this past year and his firing, RAJ thinks “I wish I could have a no-stress job like first base coach.” But, 6 months from now, RAJ will have another epiphany: that every job has its own stress.

  7. thephillyphorum

    October 25, 2015 11:18 PM

    You stay classy Philadelphia.

  8. Cutter McCool

    October 28, 2015 02:33 AM

    “I’ll give you a franchise-crippling contract if you steal 2nd base!”–Amaro to any Red Sox backbencher on first base

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