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Jonathan Papelbon Will be Disappointed if he isn’t Traded this Season

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon (58) throws during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Washington. The Phillies won 5-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The ongoing frustrations with Phillies fans and team closer, Jonathan Papelbon, only continue to grow larger. According to sources who...
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Jonathan Papelbon Will Be Disappointed If He’s Not Traded And Losing Continues

Jonathan Papelbon is sick of the losing. The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t had much success since signing the All-Star closer, and he’s apparently reaching his breaking point. Papelbon told CSN Philadelphia he’ll be upset if the losing continues and he isn’t traded. “Yeah, I will be (disappointed if the Phillies don’t trade him),” he told “If we continue...
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Jonathan Papelbon wants out of Philadelphia

For everything that’s gone wrong in Philadelphia this season, one of the things that has gone *right* is the performance of closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon has thrown 6 1/3 innings, struck out six hitters, hasn’t allowed a run or walked a hitter, and has converted all three of his save opportunities. But because the Phillies are awful, Papelbon hasn’t gotten much action...
Via The Outside Corner
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Aging Philadelphia Phillies’ struggles continue

With 15 games complete, the Philadelphia Phillies (5-10) have played to the level that was expected of them. The bats rank towards the bottom of the league in the majority of the offensive statistical categories. Notably the Phils are last in the MLB in runs scored (40) and batting average (.211). Sixty-three runs and a .246 batting average are the league averages. Pitching overall...
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Storyline: The “What Is a Phillie” Answer

Jonathan Papelbon didn’t know that the Phillie in Philadelphia Phillies is not a filly: a female horse under four years of age, a young woman or a girl. But who would expect the closer to know what happened here over 100 seasons ago? Yet, if the local media questioning number 58 had the facts, why didn’t they reveal them during the interview? Despite a Tarnished Clubhouse...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Barring trade, Phillies' Papelbon on way to becoming best closer in franchise history

Friday evening, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon retired the Nationals' lineup in order to secure his second save of the season, 108th save as a Phillie, and the 327th save overall of his career. For 4,303 days, Jose Mesa has held the Phillies' record for most saves in franchise history, 112....
Via Philliedelphia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon: I wants to enter Hall of Fame a member of Red Sox

PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Papelbon’s life, career and reputation changed forever after the 2011 season.   Papelbon left the Boston Red Sox to sign a four-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s been a bumpy ride ever since despite the veteran closer still getting the job done between the lines. Papelbon made noise before Wednesday’s game at Citizens...
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Jonathan Papelbon: I don’t feel like a Phillie, I’ve never been embraced here

Before he made his first appearance of the 2015 season, Jonathan Papelbon managed to figure out a way to get Philadelphia fans to turn on him. How? By saying he has never felt like a Phillie. “The Red Sox are a part of who I am, man,” Papelbon told Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't 'feel much like a Phillie'

PHILADELPHIA — Four years later, Jonathan Papelbon’s heart remains in Boston. Papelbon is in the midst of his fourth season with the Phillies after spending his first seven major league campaigns with the Red Sox. The 34-year-old closer still is adjusting to life in Philadelphia, as the transition hasn’t been quite as smooth as he perhaps anticipated upon signing a four-year...
18 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’s Rob Bradford when asked if he’d welcome a return to the Red Sox. “Of...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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