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JONATHAN PAPELBON RUMORS

POLL: Majority Still Favor Papelbon's Return

A majority of readers (54%) continue to support the idea of the Sox "considering" a return of former closer Jonathan Papelbon to the team. As the chart shows, a healthy minority (46%) oppose his return to Fenway. Papelbon has recently told the media that he would be open to a return to Boston, but it's unclear how much interest the NOG actually has in him. You can still vote in this poll HERE.
Via FenwayNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Slim Majority Favor Papelbon's Return

Early voting in out latest FenwayNation Poll suggests that a lot of our readers would be OK with Jonathan Papelbon returning to close for the Red Sox. As the chart shows, just over half (52%) think Boston should consider a Pap return, while nearly as many (48%) are opposed to The Prodigal Bud Light Box coming back to Fenway. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Via FenwayNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Sox Consider A Papelbon Return?

Papelbon Flying High In 2007Koji Uehara, our 40-year-old closer, is hurting. Edward Mujica—his likely sub—is a crap shoot. Matt Barnes—the young stud who could fill-in—has been spotty this Spring. So, there's a case to be made for bringing back Jonathan Papelbon, right? The mere suggestion has brought on a torrent of controversy in The Nation. WEEI.com's Rob Bradford asked...
Via FenwayNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon is Open to Returning to Boston

When Jonathan Papelbon was in Boston, he was a pretty significant fan favorite. But when he signed with the Phillies, he didn’t always have the fondest things to say about Boston and even took a few subtle shots at them. […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon: ‘Of course’ I’d welcome return to Red Sox

  This embed is invalid   " /> Never say never, right?   While it seems unlikely that Jonathan Papelbon will ever return to the Boston Red Sox, the Philadelphia Phillies closer isn’t closing the book on a potential reunion. “Of course, yeah,” Papelbon recently told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford when asked if he’d welcome a return to the Red Sox. “Of...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Jonathan Papelbon Would Be Interested In Trade To Blue Jays

This embed is invalid" /> Jonathan Papelbon isn’t closing the door on a potential return to the American League East. Papelbon, who spent his first seven seasons with the Boston Red Sox, told CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury on Thursday he’d be interested in a trade to the Toronto Blue Jays if the Philadelphia Phillies decide to deal the closer...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2015  |  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
February 26, 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...
Via NESN.com
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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