Jonathan Papelbon is not endearing himself to the city of Philadelphia this week. In his first appearance since basically suggesting the Phillies blow up their entire roster, Papelbon allowed four hits and two runs to blow a 1-0 lead in the ninth, spoiling a sterling outing by starter Cole Hamels and saddling the Phillies with their 10th loss in 11 games. The home crowd, never one...
Saying, "I definitely didn't come here for this, Philies closer Jonathan Papelbon believes the team needs to make major changes, "From top to bottom."
Jonathan Papelbon isn’t one to mince words. Once again, he spoke loudly following the disastrous loss on Sunday in Detroit. Papelbon told MLB.com he doesn’t want to be here if the team isn’t a winner.
Asked after the game if he wants to be traded, Papelbon said, “No, I would like to stay here. But if I’m going to have to put up with this year after year, then no, I...
Jonathan Papelbon earned his fifth blown save of the season for the Phillies yesterday. After saving 38 of 42 last season, Papelbon has saved 20 of 25 this year. If the Phillies were to become sellers, it was believed that he would be among the first to be moved. Now, with five blown saves in the last 30 days, would anybody want him?
The problem goes a bit further than that: the...
NEVER SAY NEVER
Despite the Red Sox being one of the teams on his no-trade list, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon could see himself one day heading back to Boston.
You can add Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to the list of people who don't quite grasp the recent gun control debate.
GETS NO RELIEF
Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon openly questioned the composition of the team, saying, "Since I've been here I haven't seen any leadership."
The starter’s bullets will be dwindling this April, and the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies will be counting the outs to Jonathan Papelbon. For the most part, this will determine who begins to warm up.
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The free-agent plans addressed by the Philadelphia Phillies may help Jonathan Papelbon first. That stated, some options have picked up by the involved organizations and others have been declined, including two from former Phils. Who has been become unavailable and who can now be had?
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Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon blasted D.J. Reyburn during a postgame rant, saying the umpire "probably needs to go back to Triple-A."