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Reports of the Philadelphia Phillies willingness to sell this summer have gone back and fourth. If the team does make some of it's players available in trade, closer Jonathan Papelbon is expected to be one of the more significant pieces shopped. According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the Phillies believe there are at least three teams that may have some level of interest in Papelbon; the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has come out and said that he's not willing to blow up the team. While Amaro could be more hesitant to move someone like Cliff Lee, Cafardo believes Papelbon could provide Philadelphia with younger players without blowing up the roster.
The Tigers have been continually tied to Papelbon, as they have dealt with closer issues throughout the season. Jose Valverde has struggled of late, and Papelbon could be the final piece the team needs in their pursuit of a World Series title.
The Cardinals and Red Sox have both dealt with injuries when it's come to their closer. Joel Hanrahan and Jason Motte were lost for the season, but Andrew Bailey and Edward Mujica have stepped up nicely in their absence.
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