The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that Ruben Amaro Jr. will replace the retiring Pat Gillick as general manager of the Phillies.
Highly respected scouting director Mike Arbuckle, upset at being passed over, has resigned and will seek a spot with another team.
Gillick is 71 and wants little to do with the day-to-day aspect of running a team. But as one of Brian Cashman’s mentors, perhaps he would be interested in some sort of secondary role as a consultant. Gillick was with the Yankees from 1974-76 as coordinator of player development under Tal Smith. He left the Yankees for the expansion Blue Jays.