Aug 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr announces a contract extension for second baseman Chase Utley (26) during a press conference after the game against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Cubs 12-1. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Ruben Amaro, Jr. hopes Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will be a member of Phillies 2014 rotation


This season had to be somewhat of a disappointment for not only it’s team, but for it’s fans. Philadelphia has some of the most loyal fans in the country and they love their teams to the core.

After being on top of the National League East or the National League itself for a couple of years, they found themselves finishing the year behind the New York Mets.

The Phillies finished the season fourth behind the New York Mets in their respected division with a record of 73-89. In 2012 they finished at .500 with a record of 81-81. Players on this roster have been dropping like flies to injuries and next season, this team is hoping to avoid those problems.

A player their general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. seems excited about is Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Gonzalez was signed by the team in late August for three years, $12  million. He had bone chips removed from his elbow in January of 2012 and could be eased into Philly’s throwing program.

“I hope he slides into our rotation for 2014. Great stuff. We’ll see how it translates at the major-league level.” Ruben Amaro, Jr. told CSN Philly.

Supposedly this kid can throw nearly every pitch under the Sun. Sounds like somebody I would be excited about too. Hopefully he has a great major league career.

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