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JONATHAN PAPELBON RUMORS

Papelbon’s Legacy in Philly

  Love him, or hate him, Jonathan Papelbon is quietly having one of the best seasons of his career, and is climbing the ranks on the Phillies’ all-time closers list. Last night, Papelbon converted his 33rd save on the season, and his 100th save overall in a Phillies’ uniform, which ties him with Brad Lidge for 4th all-time in Phillies’ history. Since signing a 4-year, $50...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro is still shocked no one wants Jonathan Papelbon

The Phillies had a surfeit of expendable players that were perfect for other teams, but the club stood pat as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline passed. GM Ruben Amaro said other GM’s were overvaluing prospects, and that his demands for his own players were reasonable. With the August 31 waiver deadline just a week away, Amaro is still shocked he hasn’t been able to arrive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Jonathan Papelbon still in a Phillies uniform?

Trading Papelbon before waiver deadline an absolute must for Ruben Amaro...
Via PhilsBaseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Philadelphia 'unreasonable' in their demands for Jonathan Papelbon

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has cleared waivers, but the Phillies are said to be trying to sell high on him.Papelbon could certainly help teams down the stretch such as the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, and Los Angeles Dodgers in a run for a playoff berth but unless the Phillies drop the price to acquire their closer, it won't happen, according to Nick...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon Wont Go to Team Unless He is a Closer

Papelbon unwilling to be a set up man As if there weren’t enough obstacles for the Phillies in regards to trading closer Jonathan Papelbon, “Cinco Ocho” just added one more. Joel Sherman of the New York Daily News is reporting that Papelbon is unwilling to waive his no-trade clause to go to a team who plans on using him as anything but a closer. The good news is Papelbon can...
Via Phillies Nation
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Papelbon invites 'whole park' of Phillies fans to boo him

Jonathan Papelbon has a message for Philadelphia Phillies fans: Bring it on. The Phillies closer, who had allowed four runs over his last two appearances, was welcomed to the mound Thursday night with a smattering off boos from his home fans at Citizens Bank Park. It was harsh treatment for a pitcher who’s surrendered just nine runs all season, but Papelbon told reporters after...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 2014  |  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
July 18, 2014  |  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
July 17, 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

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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