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Jonathan Papelbon on the Blue Jays: "Yes, Toronto interests me"

Papelbon after closing out 2014's joint no-hitter The Phillies lost a potential destination for closer Jonathan Papelbon today when the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with Francisco Rodriguez. In the past, the Toronto Blue Jays and Brewers were the two teams most-closely linked to Papelbon. With the Brewers no longer...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Papelbon Wind Up Back In The AL East?

Papelbon (Top Left)There's something appealing about the idea of facing Jonathan Papelbon lots of times in 2015. That eventuality could come about if the latest rumors pan out and he's dealt to AL East rival Toronto. After a simmering deal with the Brewers fizzled, the Blue Jays have popped up as a landing spot for the 34-year old ex-Red Sox closer. Would he go to the Great White...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Papelbon 'would go anywhere that wants me'

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Jonathan Papelbon won a World Series ring with Boston in 2007 and was hoping to earn more when he signed a $50 million, four-year contract with Philadelphia, a record deal for a relief pitcher. He has yet to play in a playoff game with the Phillies. Since he arrived, Philadelphia has not finished a season with a winning record. ''I would go anywhere that wants...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon is "not sold on Phillies rebuilding plan, would welcome trade

Friday was Jonathan Papelbon's turn to do the Phillies media. While Cole Hamels wishes he was somewhere else and Cliff Lee plays with his Magic 8 Ball, Papelbon was equally blunt...and equally critical. In his meeting with the media, Papelbon said that he is not on board with the Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Eager-to-Trade Phillies

With a sizable difference between wanting and completing a deal, the Philadelphia Phillies will hold on to Jonathan Papelbon because they haven’t received an acceptable offer. Even though he will eventually take his services elsewhere, he’ll keep it interesting until then. Granted, he won’t be happy except for payday but fans don’t feel overjoyed with him here either. How...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter’s Box – Phillies TV booth search update, no trades for Hamels or Papelbon in spring likely

Hope you enjoyed your weekend. We are one week closer to spring training in Clearwater. Warm thoughts! 1. Morandini in the Phillies TV booth? We knew two names likely to be considered for the now vacant spot in the Phillies TV booth were Ben Davis and Kevin Stocker. Now it appears there could be another option in the fold with Mickey Morandini reportedly interviewing for the gig...
Via Macho Row
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: A Jonathan Papelbon trade?

When the Philadelphia Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon before the 2012 season, they never envisioned the issues his contract might cause. Papelbon was made the highest paid reliever in MLB history with a 4-year, 50 million dollar deal complete with a vesting option for a fifth year and partial no trade clause. Now, due to his attitude, combined with the amount of money, vesting...
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB hands Jonathan Papelbon seven-game suspension

After giving up a career high four runs while blowing a save on Sunday, Jonathan Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch in response to fans booing him. Umpire Joe West thought the gesture was worthy of an ejection, and now we have learned that MLB thinks it was worthy of a seven game suspension. He will begin serving the suspension tonight, and will not appeal. Video of the crotch...
Via Phillies Nation
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Papelbon ejected for obscene gesture, then has meltdown

Jonathan Papelbon’s frustration reached a new level Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Phillies closer has, at times, had a tumultuous relationship with the home fans in his three seasons in Philly. That might have hit a new low on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Papelbon blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins. The ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher allowed...
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Papelbon want to be traded to contender?

The hot news out of Milwaukee isn’t the fact that the Phillies took three straight from the team that entered their series with the best record in the National League. No, it is the fact that Jonathan Papelbon has reportedly stated his desire to play for a team in contention before the end of the month. His quotes and post game actions are captured here by Ryan Lawrence: After...
Via Phillies Nation
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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