Found November 11, 2011 on Ted's Army:
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I was just putting together a Pulitzer-winning post on Ryan Madson's ongoing odyssey with the Phillies when the news came down that Jonathan Papelbon has agreed to a deal with Philadelphia. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly reported the deal first, though he hasn't mentioned contract numbers.

Earlier today, ESPN's Jayson Stark wrote about how the Phillies appeared to push more toward Papelbon when it became clear that he could be had for a "not dramatically higher" deal than the one Madson was supposedly to sign for.

As a type A free agent, Papelbon will at least give the Red Sox compensation in the form of the 31st pick in next year's draft, barring that Philly doesn't sign another type-A free agent.

 

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