Originally written July 29, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, who signed a four year, $50 million deal with the club before the 2012 season, thinks that the club needs changes. In an interview with Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Papelbon outlined his issues with the team. "I definitely didn't come here for this," he said. Papelbon carries an influential presence in the Phillies' clubhouse as the team's closer, a nine-year veteran and World Series champion. Asked what he thought about the direction the organization is headed, he sighed. "Oh, man," he said. "We could be here all day." So then what about this team's ability to turn things around, if not this season, then next season? "It's going to take, in my opinion, a lot," he said. "And in my opinion, I think it's going to have to be something very similar to what the Red Sox went through a couple years ago. From top to bottom." Those are some pretty harsh words f...
2 Comments:
  • Now he's whinning. signed with Phillie first offer to get out of Boston
  • "I definitely didn't come here for this," he said. Oh really, and what player does? Shut up pooplebon, the team doesn't have to kiss your butt, I'm sure they wanted to win as badly as any other team in baseball. Now this guy is showing what a prima donna he really is.
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