Found November 22, 2011 on NESN.com:
Jonathan Papelbon wasted no time leaving Boston for Philadelphia. For four years, and $50 million, who can really blame him? A couple of weeks later, fellow free agent Joe Nathan cashed in with a two-year deal worth $15 million. Papelbon's contract will set the standard for a saturated market for closers, and giving a 36-year-old closer just two years removed from Tommy John surgery a two-year guaranteed contract for more than $7 million a year only emphasizes the point that closers are going to get paid this winter. So what does it mean for the Red Sox? Well, it could...
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