Plenty to do
Ruben Amaro Jr. is settling in his new office, just down the hall from his old quarters. Pat Gillick’s former office is Ruben’s new home, a larger, corner room on the Hall of Fame Club level.
This week is pretty full: interview candidates for his assistant, round out the coaching staff, negotiations with Jamie and Eyre, continue talking with his staff about off-season needs and the Burrell situation. Pat, too, is a free agent.
Clubs can negotiate with their own free agents through Friday. Then, hunting season officially begins.
Ruben is ambidextrous. Good thing. He has a lot to do and can use both hands.