Here are some highlights from Ruben Amaro Jr.'s 1:30 press conference announcing the Cole Hamels trade. This is a collection of tweets from various media outlets because it is hard to type that fast.
RAJ on Cole trade: "We got a very good package of players to propel us into the future"— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) July 31, 2015
RAJ on trade: View players as premium prospects. Risk is to see how they will develop here in Philly.— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) July 31, 2015
Ruben going through Alfaro ankle injury. They felt comfortable going forward with him in trade. On his way to Phillly to have docs look.— Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) July 31, 2015
Amaro: 'we were looking for depth and quality and we got both.' #Phillies— Jack McCaffery (@JackMcCaffery) July 31, 2015
Ruben: 'we maximized our leverage'— Jack McCaffery (@JackMcCaffery) July 31, 2015
Amaro- "I've had to make a personal adjustment" on the valuation of prospects in baseball.— John Stolnis (@FelskeFiles) July 31, 2015
Amaro says there's another deal coming. Obviously everyone expects Revere to go in next two hours. Toronto? Baltimore?— Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) July 31, 2015
Amaro's phone rang towards the end of the press conference. While he did not stop to take the call, Amaro alluded that he was waiting to hear from assistant general manager Scott Proferock. The deadline is in two hours, so stay tuned.