No one is ever going to accuse a general manager of a Major League Baseball team of having an easy job, namely because when someone needs to shoulder the blame (or reap the benefits), it falls on the guy who is responsible for putting the team together.
As with any position with an ounce of power and responsibility, when things go well, you're a great general manager. When things go wrong, it's all your fault.
Ruben Amaro Jr. is a man who has experienced both ends of the spectrum as the GM of the Philadelphia Phillies. He took over following a World Series title in 2008 and missed the postseason in one of the team's most highly anticipated seasons in 2012.
Now, with an aging core and few prospects ready to step up as reinforcements, Amaro has his work cut out for him this offseason. With several holes to fill and limited resources, he'll need to be both smart and savvy.
Is he up to the task? One way to find out is to take a look back at his offseason history. Amaro has a long history of offseason moves with the Phillies and now, it's time to slap a grade on them.
Each move will be graded on the following attributes: Performance and contract.
That's it. Did Amaro get the perfect amount of bang for his buck? Let's take a look.