Philadelphia Phillies: Grading Ruben Amaro Jr.'s Performance in 2013

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Philadelphia Phillies: Grading Ruben Amaro Jr.'s Performance in 2013
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

With the Philadelphia Phillies' 2013 season mercifully winding down, different questions and conversations aside from the performances of players start to arise—most concerning the offseason ahead. Is Ryne Sandberg going to stick around as manager? Will the Phillies make any big moves this offseason? Do the Phillies have a shot at contending in 2014 with the roster they have right now?

Some of those questions can be answered more easily than others. However, there is a question that's just as important as the rest, yet it involves a reflection of what has happened already:

How has Ruben Amaro Jr. done as general manager of the Phillies in 2013?

While the average Phillies fan would likely want to jump to the conclusion of "horribly," there are many aspects by which Amaro's performance can be examined. Have his offseason contracts worked out in the Phillies' favor? Did he make any trades at the deadline, and if so, did they benefit the Phillies? Has he handled prospect promotions accordingly and maintained a competitive team throughout the process?

Those questions will all be answered in this slideshow. And since Amaro won't be fired this offseason, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, it's worthwhile to determine whether or not Amaro's decisions in 2013 will carry over into 2014. 

Without further ado, it's time to slap a grade on Amaro for the 2013 season.

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