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It's not uncommon that you hear of other players speaking about their teammates after being traded. What is uncommon is hearing other players speaking about their teammates before being traded.
According to Todd Zolecki, a few players who spoke to reporters yesterday mentioned the recent rumors of their teammate Cole Hamels being potentially traded.
“I don’t necessarily know if our clubhouse would take that too well." said Phils closer Jonathan Papelbon.
Papelbon, who is coming from a clubhouse full of bad chemistry, fried chicken, beer and video games certainly wouldn't want to see one of the longest tenured Phillie to leave and ruin the chemistry of the clubhouse.
Papelbon's comments reflected those of Jimmy Rollins, who was interviewed via telephone on Sunday.
“If guys are going to get traded, it has nothing to do with contracts,” Rollins said. “That means that was their plan from the beginning. You just don’t trade a guy ...