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JONATHAN PAPELBON RUMORS

Report: Tigers ‘Keeping Tabs’ On Phillies Closer Jonathan Papelbon

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon continues to be a subject of trade rumors. Papelbon, whose name also was tossed around in trade speculation last July, is a possible trade candidate again this season as the Phillies bring up the rear in the National League East. The Detroit Tigers, who could use bullpen help, are among those monitoring the right-hander, according to...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon getting little trade interest

One thing we know is that relief pitchers will be flying off the shelves later this month. There are many contending teams that have a need for another reliever or two and figure to make an effort to upgrade their bullpens.There are some teams out there that are looking for a closer as well. One possible option is Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Jonathan Papelbon, but he has been...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should The Dodgers Trade For Jonathan Papelbon?

On Wednesday, Mark Saxon posted the following: Spoke to a baseball source today who said he expects the #Dodgers to pursue Jonathan Papelbon — Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) July 16, 2014 Ah, trade season. This tweet doesn’t mean that the Dodgers are actually going to pursue Jonathan Papelbon. The “baseball source” appears to be speculating. Given the Dodgers’ tendencies, it’s...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon is on the radar

The Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen is one many fans enjoy to watch. With Chris Perez and Brian Wilson, the Dodgers relief corps have much personality. However, personality does not always turn into results. Their bullpen has a 3.74 ERA, which ranks 19th in the major leagues. They currently reside in first place in a very competitive National League West, but they want some more relief...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers Emerge As Suitors for Papelbon

According to Mark Saxon from ESPN Los Angeles, the Dodgers reportedly are expected to pursue Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon, 33, is owed the remainder of his $13 million in 2014 and then $13 million in 2015, with an attainable vesting option for 2016 if he reaches 55 games finished in 2015 or 100 between 2014 and 2015. Despite his velocity dipping once again in 2014, Papelbon has a...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Koji Uehara, Jonathan Papelbon & Huston Street

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
Via FF Locker Room
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon’s Surprising Place Among Phillies Closers

As Jonathan Papelbon made his desires of wanting to play for a contender public yesterday evening, I immediately looked at his stat line. The surface numbers look nice, like his 1.24 ERA or his 22 saves in 24 chances. Some might even point to the fact that he has not surrendered a homer in 2014 as a solid accomplishment, as well. But Papelbon’s successes this year are part of a...
Via Phillies Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't have an issue with possibly being traded

After closing down the Brewers Wednesday night, Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon was apparently asked a series of questions about his feelings on a potential trade here in July. It doesn't sound like it would bother him too much. "Some guys want to stay on a losing team? That's mind-boggling to me," Papelbon said (philly.com). "I think that's a no-brainer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Possible trade destinations for Papelbon

Philadelphia is in the cellar of the National League East once again but are far from out of the playoff race. Only 5.5 games back of the Braves and Nationals who each hold 35-32 records, the 29-37 Phillies hold a trade piece that could get them back to the top of their division.Jonathan PapelbonThrough 66 games in the 2014 season, Papelbon has only seen the mound 27 times, 16 of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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