Ruben Amaro has apologized for making critical comments about the fans in Philadelphia earlier this week.
"I'd like to apologize to the fans," the general manager said. "I'm a fan myself. I understand the passion and knowledge that our fans have for our game and the other major sports, all the other sports in Philly. The comments weren't meant to disparage our fans by any stretch of the imagination. I probably used my words incorrectly or poorly. I want to apologize for that."
Amaro defended the team's conservative approach with pitching prospects against fans who would like to see the team be more aggressive.
"They don't understand the game," Amaro said Monday. "They don't understand the process. There's a process. And then they bitch and complain because we don't have a plan. There's a plan in place and we're sticking with the plan. We can't do what's best for the fan. We have to do what's best for the organization so the fan can reap the benefit of it later on. That's the truth."