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.