The Phillies are the only organization that Ruiz has ever known, and it appears it will remain that way until he retires at the conclusion of his new deal. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley both fit into this category, being Phillies lifers that are likely only to don the red pinstripes during their careers.
The Phillies are freakin' old: Marlon Byrd 36, Cliff Lee 35, Mike Adams 35, Carlos Ruiz 34, Chase Utley 34, Ryan Howard 33, Jimmy Rollins 34, and Jonathan Papelbon 32. Put Dr. Feelgood on alert, because the injuries are sure to happen with this elderly bunch.
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It seems to get their man, the Phils had to go 3 years, or Amaro is just that stupid. I don't hate the deal, but I don't like it either. I suppose this can be considered a necessary evil.