Pat GilickPat Gillick is outta here, baby.

Well, not right away. But the moment his contract expires, you can kiss his pasty, wrinkled butt goodbye.

Gillick says he’ll continue to be the GM of the Philadelphia Phillies through the end of next season, and then he’s going to retire. For good this time.

From the Philadelphia Daily News:

“I’ll fulfill my contract. It’s time to think about doing some other things in life.”

No, those things have nothing to do with heading an ownership group interested in buying the Mariners, as has been rumored, even though Gillick moved his primary residence back to Seattle earlier this year.

This is big news for Phillies fans, but even bigger news for Phillies Assistant GM Ruben Amaro, Jr., who has been mentioned as a favorite to land the Pittsburgh Pirates GM opening, despite the fact that he has yet to interview for the job.

Amaro, who played for the Phillies during the 90’s before joining the team’s front office, has to be considered the favorite to replace Gillick, especially now that Ed Wade is off the market.

Count on Amara to quietly tell the Pirates he’s not interested, then put his feet up on the desk and wait for the 2008 season to end.

No Responses to “He’s getting too old for this sh*t”

  1. What a rediculously bias article! MATT HOLIDAY!! Much more of a contribution to his team and not only won the NL batting title(3.40), but also in hits(214) and doubles(50). Also tied Howard with the lead in RBI’s with 135. His defense was much improved from last year. If he doesn’t get it then it’s just as rediculous as Tod Helton not getting the golden glove with a .999 fielding percentage and only 2 errors all seson!! F-IN REDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Holliday doesnt deserve the time of day Rollins does. The statistics speak for themselves. Rollins not only won another gold glove but is in first place by a mile for NL MVP. Period.

  3. K let’s set some things straight Tulo, not Rollins, deserved that gold glove. He fielded more opportunities and made less errors then Rollins. Holliday deserved the MVP but didn’t get it cuz the market he plays in which my friends is the reason for Helton not getting a Gold Glove and Tulo not winning R.O.Y. although the winner did rightfully deserve it w/the best offensive numbers ever put up by a rookie but Tulo still fielded better then the entire list of NL shortstops

  4. Josh, Josh, Josh. Where to begin. First of all, I wrote this post back in September, in a moment of rash Phillies-homerism. Then, I settled down and looked at the stats and came to the conclusion that, yes, Matt Holliday was the NL MVP.

    But then, THEN, I was convinced by Paul that David Wright was the real MVP. The numbers just don’t lie.

    Then I tried to convince Philadelphia Daily News baseball writer Paul Hagen that Wright was the MVP, but I didn’t have any success.

    So you see, you’re a little late to the party, Josh. But that’s ok. Better late than never.

  5. Also Josh, if you’re going to play the “small market” card in terms of why Helton didn’t get the GG this year, then how did he win three in past years? Was the market bigger? Look, the voters don’t give a crap about the Gold Gloves. From everything I’ve heard, they each take about five minutes to fill out their ballots based on initial perceptions. They don’t look at stats, they just go by “gut feelings”. As a result, guys get screwed. It’s just the way it is. So I wouldn’t take it personally.

    And calm down there, dude.

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