Aumont Outrighted to Triple_A

Phillippe AumontPhillippe Aumont quietly packed up the things in his locker this morning at Bright House Field.

He could have been packing for a trip to another organization, but he was not. Aumont entered Spring Training out of options, which meant if he did not make the Opening Day roster he needed to clear waivers to remain with the Phillies. But nobody claimed Aumont, so the Phillies announced he had been outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Aumont, 26, is the only remaining piece of the Cliff Lee trade with the Mariners in Dec. 2009. Aumont, 26, is 1-5 with a 6.13 ERA in 45 appearances with the Phillies over the previous three seasons. He went 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in seven appearances this spring. He allowed 13 hits, four earned runs, two walks and three home runs with 10 strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.

“I thought I did all right,” Aumont said. “Walks were down. I thought it was good enough, but some other people thought differently. But it’s OK.”

There are mixed feelings about Aumont among the coaching staff and front office. Some still see potential in the 6-foot-7 right-hander. Others do not.

A change of scenery might benefit Aumont.

“Obviously I think that anybody would think that,” Aumont said. “But the bottom line is I’m still here. I’m still getting an opportunity somewhere. That’s all that really matters.”

Aumont could have asked to be released, but he said he did not.

“What good is going to do to ask them to release me when they could have done it on their own?” Aumont said. “So if they didn’t do it, it’s for a reason. That’s the way I see it. I’ve got some work to do. I’ll just get it done.”

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They can always send Darin Ruf to Allentown for a few games if they need Aumont to come up to throw a game winning home run.

And there you have it folks, the last vestige of the package of “prospects” that Rube the Boob got for Cliff Lee. Aumont has been given every opportunity to prove himself… and he has; he’s proven he stinks, both at the MLB level, and at Triple A. Bon jour!

OUTRIGHT THEWHOLE TEAM TO SOMEWHERE AND SEND AMARO WITH THEM !! How this person is STILL in Philadelphia is beyond comprehension !!

Ruf is now not in the running for an outfield job after they made him learn the outfield in winter ball. It is all totally crazy. No right handed power hitter and they have no interest if finding out if Ruf can do it. He hit 14 in 251 at bats in 2013, that is a 32 homer pace for the season. They could have gotten 2 more years out of Pat Burrell but apparentely think right handed power doesn’t count. Ryan Howard has suffered from no right handed power hitter behind him. It is totally crazy.

who are you getting to replace him? Where is the boat load of talent to deepen the organization. Everyone who wants to get rid of Revere, Aumont, Brown, etc better have ideas about who should be signed.

Aumont thought “It was good enough.” Seriously? An ERA over 4 is not “good enough.”

It is never, never, never just as good.

Never, never, never good enough!

“I thought I did all right,” Aumont said. “Walks were down. I thought it was good enough, but some other people thought differently. But it’s OK.” That folks are the words of a stone cold loser. Why Amaro/ Gillick would send him to infect other players with that attitude is beyond me.

I can’t believe what is going on. Gillick must be too old and Amaro is ……..is there a word to describe it?

Infect other players? He’s a young guy still working to fulfill his potential. He’s trying, and the coaching staff is trying. He sees improvement in some areas, now he’s going to work on keeping the ball down. Don’t be an ass.

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