I got zero problem with the move, but the timing could've been better. During a day off would've made more sense, but seeing as how we haven't had a day off this week and Ruiz just got through waivers, timing was not something we could control. I am sure that Ruiz would've never made it through the AL especially with Astros and Orioles looking for upgrades behind the plate. I did get a kick out of reading what that idiot Tim Flannery had to say about the move. He stated that we lost our heart and soul. Really, clown shoes? Ellis is about as worthless a player as any on the Blue and we upgraded the position with this move. Last I looked, the game was not played in the clubhouse. Just because the Gints say all the things that twang the heartstrings of clowns like Plaschke and Simers, doesn't mean it translates into wins. I am sure all of the Twins get along marvelously, still doesn't change the fact that they are looking at close to one hundred losses. Same with the Snakes. As for the idea that Friedman is trying to build the Phillies, if that was the intention then why didn't he empty the farm for Hamels, last year. He saw a good player and an upgrade who happened to play with the Phillies. BFD. Hell, I don't see anyone bitching about Blanton or Utley, so what is the huge gripe over Ruiz? Geez, some jackhole broadcaster who wishes he could still hit a baseball comes up some shit and it is suddenly deep thinking and an indictment on Friedman and Zaidi. Sounds more like some asshole who values taking warm showers with his teammates over hitting a ball into the gap or calling a good game behind the plate (something AJ has rarely done over the past couple years - he does love the 0-2 fastball way too much.