Tim Malcolm of Phillies Nation put together a great post in which he details the 20 most-important people to the Phillies franchise.
1. Ruben Amaro Jr.There are some other interesting names on that list that it is worth reading. Personally, I'd probably put Hamels #1 because Hamels is the first legitimate ace we've had in a long time and him staying here with the Phillies post-arbitration means so much for our future. Then again, Tim is also right because Ruben Amaro, Jr. will be the one pulling all of these strings.
He was handed a golden ticket when Pat Gillick resigned as general manager: The franchise’s second world title, a solid core of major leaguers, a slowly improving farm system. Are the Phillies a first-division team like the Red Sox, Yankees and Cubs? Or are they just another flame-out champion like the White Sox, Cardinals and Marlins? Amaro will decide that by how he works the budget.