Sunday, December 28, 2014

Werth boos Amaro, via text message

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. appeared on Fox29’s “Good Day” show this morning and said he was booed in a text message from former rightfielder Jayson Werth.

Werth boos Amaro, via text message

Jayson Werth, left, declined the Phillies´ offer for arbitration and signed with the Washington Nationals. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
Jayson Werth, left, declined the Phillies' offer for arbitration and signed with the Washington Nationals. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. appeared on Fox29’s “Good Day” show this morning and said he was booed in a text message from former rightfielder Jayson Werth.

Amaro was taking questions from the station’s Facebook friends. Amaro was asked: Why did you say signing [Cliff] Lee would be better for the club than signing Werth?

“I love the guy,” Amaro said about Werth, who signed a free-agent deal with the Nationals. “I wish we had him back. Sometimes you have to make tough choices. For us, having a No. 1 starter as compared to a righthanded bat, the impact on our club was greater.

 “Is that the right way to look at things? I don’t know. For me, it is. I got a long text message from him last night booing me, in classic Philly style. He was upset. But hey, that’s how it works sometimes. Business is business. There are tough decisions.

More coverage
 
Sam Donnellon: Werth has bitter beginning with Nats
 
More Cliff Lee coverage
Video: Lee returns to Phillies
Buy 2011 Phillies tickets
 
Buy Phillies gear
Photos: 2010 season highlights
 
Special Section: Halladay's Cy Young
 
Lee, Kinsler have a friendly feud
 
Sam Donnellon: Werth has bitter beginning with Nationals
 
Vegas reacted swiftly to the Cliff Lee deal
 
Phil Sheridan: Lee, family fell in love with Philly
 
Rich Hofmann: Can't say boo about fans now
 
It's all aces for the Phillies

"I think he was half kidding. We were joking back and forth. I told him he could still have been on our club if he accepted arbitration.”

 

About this blog
High Cheese is your place for the best Phillies coverage from the Daily News.

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
Ryan Lawrence Daily News Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected