The Philadelphia Phillies are just 1-8 and have been outscored 60-27 since the MLB all-star break. Frustration is starting to become apparent amongst the Phillies clubhouse with closer Jonathan Papelbon letting it be known.
“I definitely didn’t come here for this,” said Papelbon.
When brought up the idea of him possibly being moved he shared his thoughts.
“No, I would like to stay here,” Papelbon said. “But if I’m going to have to put up with this year after year, then no, I don’t want to be here. Why would you? Why would anybody?”
The Phillies are currently a season-worst seven games below .500. With the team already fielding calls for Michael Young and Cliff Lee, it is likely that Papelbon is also considered as a potential trade chip by opposing clubs. He signed a four-year, $50 million deal back in 2011 – departing from Boston to the city of brotherly love. So far this season he has converted 20 saves in 25 opportunities with a 2.21 earned run average.
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