Ruben Amaro: never say never on Jayson Werth

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Yesterday Jayson Stark reported that an anonymous person in the Phillies front office said that Jayson Werth wasn’t coming back to Philly. In fact, the quote was “No chance. None. Zero.”

Ruben Amaro is NOT happy about that:

“That’s unequivocally a false statement,” Amaro said. “That did not come from me and I would not express that.”
I’m sure he didn’t, but Stark is a good reporter with Philly sources, so someone likely said it.
Either way, if I were Amaro and I still had some small designs on Werth, I’d probably just let that hang out there a bit. It keeps Boras from using the Phillies as a stalking horse for other offers and maybe, just maybe, gives you a bit of “eh, maybe we’re interested” leverage in the event the market for Werth doesn’t materialize.