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Jonathan Papelbon blew a save against San Diego in what CSN Philadelphia is calling the worst loss of the season. So lets take a second and ask ourselves this question: Do we really want him as our closer? I say no for a couple of reasons.
For one, think of what we would have to give up. If we want an established pitcher like Pap, then I'm sure Philadelphia would want prospects in return, such as Xander Bogaert, just to name one. There are others that I'm sure the Phillies would want in return for Pap. And the Red Sox have made pretty clear that they are reluctant to break up the future of the organization. So it all begs the question: is a reunion with Pap really worth trading away the future to win this year? No, I say. We can't trade away success in the future for success this year, at least in my mind.
Reason 2 - He is signed through 2015, so even if the Phillies don't pick apart the future of our organization, they'll want us to pick up the rest of hi...