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Player Profile #192: Jonathan Papelbon | RP | PHI

Since Jonathan Papelbon became a full-time closer for the Red Sox back in 2006, he’s amassed a whopping 325 saves, 36 more than runner up Francisco Rodriguez. While you’re not drafting Papelbon this spring because of what he did nearly a decade ago, that’s an extreme amount of consistency and it shows Papelbon can be trusted. Let’s take a look at the last five years, which...
Via Baseball Professor
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Jonathan Papelbon Selling $6.9M Philadelphia Condo (Photos)

Jonathan Papelbon could be planning his exit. Papelbon, who has been the subject of trade rumors for more than two years, is selling his $6.9 million Philadelphia condo, pointed out Tuesday. The Phillies closer and his wife paid $4.6 million for the pad back in July 2012, according to Papelbon’s condo, which is located steps away from Rittenhouse Square...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Closer Jonathan Papelbon Is Selling His Philadelphia Home

Photo: Wikipedia Commons The Phillies tried to trade Jonathan Papelbon during the 2013 season. The Phillies tried to trade Papelbon during the 2014 season. Now, during this offseason, the Phillies are trying again to move him. Reports seem to indicate that teams simply are not interested. Maybe Papelbon knows something...
Via Philliedelphia
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Numerical Value on the Phillies

One member of the Philadelphia Phillies currently has more than one path available: Miguel Gonzalez. Will he be in the middle of the rotation or at the back end of the bullpen? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Fork in the Road. Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the...
27 days ago  |  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

Report: Papelbon, Philly reporter had to be separated

This may have been something brewing for a while, but Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon and sports media veteran Howard Eskin apparently needed to be separated in the Phillies clubhouse before Saturday afternoon’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Whoa. Eskin and Papelbon just got into a heated verbal argument by the Phils dugout. Both had to be restrained. — Ant Scaramuzzi...
Via Macho Row
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Papelbon annoyingly direct a fart at reporters?

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon has been known at times over his career for being something of a surly interview subject. Following Thursday’s 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in which the closer converted his fourth save of the season, Papelbon expressed extreme annoyance at a line of questioning regarding how his velocity is […] The post Did Jonathan Papelbon...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon’s atrociously ugly sweater, cheesy smile highlight fantastic holiday photo (pic)

Big league closers, to a man, are notoriously rather strange fellows, prone to eccentricity and oddball behavior. Perhaps the high-pressure role of closers attracts these kind of personalities, perhaps the pressure creates the personality. Whichever way it is, current Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon definitely is an interesting character. With that in mind, this holiday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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