Found November 13, 2011 on NESN.com:
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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 the Phillies closer in 2011 by default. Joe Nathan is 36 years old and two years removed from his last impactful season. But they are all viable options to take over Papelbon's role, albeit for less money. The...
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