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Quote of the Day: Ruben Amaro loves to troll the statheads

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PHILADELPHIA - JULY 30: Ruben Amaro, general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies watches batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park on July 30, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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That’s all I can assume he’s doing here anyway, when he was presumably asked if the Phillies might pursue Matt Garza and Ruben Amaro talked up his incumbent pitcher Kyle Kendrick:

Amaro: “Kendrick has 64 wins. You know how many wins Garza has? 67.”

— Matt Gelb (@magelb) December 11, 2013

A second possibility: he’s just deflecting and thereby defending his guy Kendrick.

A third possibility: he legitimately thinks that their win totals tell us something valuable about these guys as pitchers.

But whatever it was, I bet he’s laughing his head off knowing that he made Bill Baer’s head ‘asplode.