Found November 14, 2011 on
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jonathan Papelbon and the Philadelphia Phillies have completed a $50 million, four-year contract .
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Jonathan Papelbon set the market price for a crowded field of free-agent closers when he inked a reported four-year, $50 million deal with the Phillies. Of the rest of the free agents at the position, none are expected to match Papelbon's $12.5 million annual salary, the second-highest ever for a closer. Heath Bell doesn't boast Papelbon's body of work. Ryan Madson became...
All that stands between Jonathan Papelbon and the richest contract in the history of relief pitching is a physical, and Papelbon arrived in Philadelphia on Sunday night in preparation for taking that physical Monday.
6 abc caught up with newly acquired Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, and the man known for his "stare" was extremely confident in his new team.
Sporting a pair of Beats By Dre headphones, the richest reliever in baseball shrugged off any notion of money playing a factor in this.
So, Jonathan Papelbon got the big money deal he wanted: 4 Years, $50 million from the Phillies, who has previous agreed to 4 years, $44 million with their in house reliever Ryan Madson. Apparently the kibosh was put on THAT deal by Phillies President David Montgomery.
And while I am not super heartbroken his leaving, I am a little miffed that, after 7 years with the only team he...
In the spirit of the new Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, WSBGMs wants to see if our readers recognize this past Phillies 9th inning specialist. Name that Phillie...
Jonathan Papelbon spoke with a Philadelphia news station after arriving in City of Brotherly Love yesterday. Watch below:
He didn't give much of a shout out to the Red Sox but did seem to be sporting the John Henry headphones for his trip to his new team.
Milwaukee — The five-time defending NL East champion Phillies already have addressed their closer need by going to the top of the market with Jonathan Papelbon. Atlanta, Florida and Washington all are set for bold moves and payroll increases.
By comparison, the Mets appear to have all but gone out of...
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In fact, Ortiz said yesterday, if he receives an offer from another team that he’s considering accepting, he will give the Sox a chance to counter it.
“Of course,” he said. “You know that. The Red...