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Philadelphia Phillies might be asking too much for Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon is still a Phillie and that is the case despite what Papelbon has demanded. Are the Philadelphia Phillies asking too much in return for their All Star closer? The Los Angeles Angels went after a closer last year, and in a three year (2012-2015) span the closer they signed roughly has the same numbers as Papelbon. Houston Street has a 2.02 ERA, 122 saves, 9 blown...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals, Blue Jays And Cubs Possible Destinations For Jonathan Papelbon

It seems like only a matter of time before Philadelphia Phillies‘ closer Jonathan Papelbon will be dealt.  It’s something he’s asked for repeatedly and it makes sense for the Phillies to do it.  The most likely destinations for the right-handed closer are the Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs as reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. nats, jays, maybe...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon being eyed by the Washington Nationals

Recent reports have stated that the Washington Nationals have expressed interest in Philadelphia Phillies‘ closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon is this year’s most valuable reliever that will likely be traded by the deadline. He has made it known that he is unhappy with his time in Philadelphia and that he is ready to leave, whether it be by trade or if he will have to wait until...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon saves No. 17 in potential audition

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon almost looked like a salesman Friday at Wrigley Field, chatting up Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer hours before he earned his 17th save in 17 opportunities in a 5-3 vict...
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies pushing to finish a deal to trade Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon has been begging to be traded by the Philadelphia Phillies and that deal might be done sooner rather than later. The veteran closer has not drawn a notable amount of interest because of his extensive contract, but according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Phillies are “pushing to finish” a deal involving Papelbon. Papelbon, 34, was Philadelphia’s lone All-Star...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Close To Being Traded — To Chicago Cubs?

With the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline less than two weeks away, trade rumors and speculation will only ramp up from now until the final hour. One rumor circulating is that the Philadelphia Phillies may be close to a deal to move closer Jonathan Papelbon out of town. With Papelbon having a stellar season out of the Phillies bullpen, his services will be better utilized on a contending...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon to Phillies: 'S*** or get off the pot'

Jonathan Papelbon has seemingly wanted out of Philadelphia since the day he signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the team after the 2011 season. While speaking at the site of the MLB All-Star Game on Monday, the 34-year-old reiterated that he wants to be traded. When Papelbon was asked about wanting to play for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies backed out of possible Jonathan Papelbon deal

Jonathan Papelbon has had a strong season for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2015. He is posting a 1.60 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 35 strikeouts in 33⅔ innings. He has saved 14 of the Phillies’ 29 wins this season. Papelbon has been demanding a trade to a contending team for most of the season, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards for him. The Phillies have pulled back from trading...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon still wants out of Philly

I feel like I’ve written a version of this headline about five times over the past year, but it’s really only been four. My apologies. Anyway, as we roll along towards the All-Star Break and the trade deadline, lone Philadelphia Phillies All-Star Jonathan Papelbon is reiterating his desire to be traded to a contender before the end of the month. Via… “I would...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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