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MLB's 'Big Two' have company: Philly

GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has the franchise positioned to stay with the Yankees and Red Sox

Originally Published: September 22, 2010
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

As it stands right now, Ruben Amaro Jr. could be the man who's responsible for both ruining and then saving the Phillies' 2010 season -- a mixed review that makes Philadelphia's second-year general manager look … well, what? Brilliant? Or crazy?

Big enough to admit a mistake or lucky enough to have the resources to fix the error? Ingenious enough to pull off baseball's three biggest trades in the past year, landing pitching aces Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt? Or foolish ...

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