Posted February 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Jonathan Papelbon relishes the challenge of trying to help the Philadelphia Phillies win another World Series. Baseball's highest-paid reliever is accustomed to lofty expectations after spending seven seasons with Boston and insists a change of scenery or the $50 million, four-year contract he signed this winter shouldn't make his job with his new team any more difficult. Making the playoffs hasn't been a problem for the Phillies, who have won five consecutive NL East titles and enter 2012 as the team to beat in the division. But ultimately, manager Charlie Manuel and his players know the club will be judged on whether they get back to the World Series - and win it.

Under Pressure- Papelbon Remix

"I like pressure. That what makes me tick, man. I'm excited."~Jonathan PapelbonUnder Pressure- Papelbon RemixMm ba ba deUm bum ba deUm bu bu bum da dePressure pushing down on mePressing down on Jonathan PapelbonUnder pressure - that burns deep insideTo close and inning or twoGotta put batters on their seatsUm ba ba beUm ba ba beDe day daEe day da - that's o.k.It...

Papelbon ready for a New Into Song. Whats Your Choice?

Jonathan Papelbon will have a new intro song when he first takes the mound as Phillies closer at Citizens Bank Park. “I’m Shipping up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphys is gone, replaced by … Papelbon wouldn’t say. He hinted that it would be something of the heavy metal genre. But we’ll just have to wait and see until that bullpen door swings open in the ninth inning, possibly...

Jonathan Papelbon Looks Forward to New Chapter With Phillies, Already Has Red Sox Series On Mind

CLEARWATER, Fla. –– Jonathan Papelbon is still wearing red, but the organization he dons the color for has changed. After seven years with the Red Sox, Papelbon started anew Saturday, opening his first spring training camp as a member of the Phillies. The change of scenery –– along with the new National League competition –– has rejuvenated the All-Star closer. "...

Jonathan Papelbon Defends Former Teammates, Expects Red Sox to Rebound in 2012

CLEARWATER, Fla. –– The memory of Robert Andino's walk-off hit in September hasn't faded. But Jonathan Papelbon –– who was charged with the loss –– isn't dwelling on the pitch to the Orioles that ended the Red Sox' season. "You've got to be able to learn from [mistakes] still and learn from the situation, but I don't sit there and think about...

CSN: Papelbon excited to start new chapter

CSN: New Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon is ready to start a new chapter to his career after seven seasons with the Red Sox.

Papelbon welcomes big expectations with Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Papelbon relishes the challenge of trying to help the Philadelphia Phillies win another World Series.

Papelbon ready to pen new chapter with Phils

Jonathan Papelbon, who signed a four-year, $50 million contract in November to be the Phillies' new closer, talked about his past in Boston, his present in Philadelphia and his future, like a potential Phillies-Red Sox World Series in October.

Papelbon embracing 'pressure' with expectations high in Philly

Jonathan Papelbon relishes the challenge of trying to help the Philadelphia Phillies win another World Series.

Papelbon embraces pressure, 'excited' for Phils

Jonathan Papelbon relishes the challenge of trying to help the Philadelphia Phillies win another World Series.

For Papelbon, one bullpen door closes, another opens

His body of work as a closer for the Red Sox had its warts, but overall you can’t deny that Jonathan Papelbon has been one of the best in baseball.

Vote: Will Andrew Bailey or Jonathan Papelbon Save More Games in 2012?

Andrew Bailey and Jonathan Papelbon will be saving games in new uniforms this season, but the two have demonstrated an ability to lock down the ninth inning. We shouldn't expect that to change this season. And given each team's status as a World Series contender, Bailey and Papelbon should each have plenty of opportunities to rack up saves in 2012. Papelbon, who saved 31...

Former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon excited about first spring training with Phillies

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)

Jonathan Papelbon Praises Andrew Bailey, Believes Fenway Park Atmosphere Will Energize Him

CLEARWATER, Fla. –– The pressure of closing in Boston now shifts to Andrew Bailey. A two-time All-Star and the 2009 AL Rookie of the Year, Bailey locked down games in relative anonymity in Oakland. But his predecessor -- Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon -- said he believes Bailey is ready for the challenge of pitching in a large market. "He's going to have to play his...

Sox-Yanks in past for Phils closer

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Welcome to the Other Side of Pap. This was the friendly face, not the fierce face of determination Yankees fans have come to dislike ever since he became the Red Sox closer. This was the friendly Jonathan Papelbon. The new and extremely rich Phillies closer heaped praise on...
Phillies News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.