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Boston Herald Sports:
In the aftermath of Jonathan Papelbon's decision to sign with the Phillies, Daniel Bard released the following...
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
In the middle of his magical 2008 season, Brad Lidge inked a three year extension instead of becoming a free agent at the end of the year from then GM Pat Gillick. While Gillick made several shrewd moves to pick up the likes of JC Romero, Matt Stairs, Chad Durbin, and Jayson Werth, Lidge’s contract is a gaffe in Gillick’s tenure only comparable to the minuscule return the...
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.
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...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jonathan Papelbon and the Philadelphia Phillies have completed a $50 million, four-year contract .
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...
"I'm happy for Pap as he's worked extremely had for this and he and his family will be missed in Boston."
-Daniel Bard on Papelbon signing with Philly.
If you’re a Boston Red Sox fan still shaken by the 2011 collapse and the loss of Terry Francona and Jonathan Papelbon, you should probably sit down, because it’s about to get a lot worse. By way of Sean McAdam at Red Sox Talk:
Play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo has signed a contract extension to remain with NESN, but the network’s Red Sox telecasts will be without in-game...
This week, Fired Up examines Matt Kemp's extension with the Dodgers and Jonathan Papelbon's record contract with the Phillies.