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Jonathan Papelbon calls himself the ‘scapegoat’ for the Philadelphia Phillies

Jonathan Papelbon, the former Philadelphia Phillies, closer believes he was the scapegoat for the clubs failures. He also doesn’t understand how he developed a reputation for a bad clubhouse guy. Papelbon, who was traded from the Phillies to the Washington Nationals before the deadline came, while the Phillies were holding the worst record in baseball. Papelbon demanded a trade...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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The Good Book on Phillies Trades

And on the seventh day, Ruben Amaro rested. Because on the previous six he was busy re-creating The Phillies. Ruben began his week moving heaven and earth trying to unload The Phillies lone 2015 All Star and clubhouse cancer, Jonathan Papelbon, to the Washington Nationals for double A pitcher Nick Pivetta. I would have taken the racing Teddy Roosevelt for Papelcrap. That The Phillies...
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Where in the Phillies organization are the eight prospects acquired at deadline?

View image | The Phillies made three major trades last week: Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals, Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers, and Ben Revere to the Toronto Blue Jays. The trades netted the Phillies eight prospects that came into the system. Here is a breakdown of which...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon thinks he became ‘scapegoat’ for Phillies

Jonathan Papelbon is finally free of the miserable baseball situation in Philadelphia, years after he begged to be traded. Now he says his willingness to speak about the poor situation in Philly — coupled with being a big earner on a bad team — made him the scapegoat in the big city. Papelbon, who on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Nationals add Papelbon

The Washington Nationals have finally broken the ice as the trade deadline is almost near on July 31. The Nationals went out with the intention to add some bullpen help, as the moves started to unwind this past week the Nationals acquired Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon yesterday to boost their bullpen. Most of you know Papelbon from the 2007 Redsox championship season...
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Drew Storen not happy about Jonathan Papelbon trade

The Washington Nationals bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday when they acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. But it could take a while before one of Papelbon’s new teammates offers to buy him dinner. Drew Storen has been closing games for the Nationals all season, and he has been very effective in that role....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jonathan Papelbon will be traded, possibly to Nationals

The Philadelphia Phillies are not going to make Jonathan Papelbon suffer any longer. According to Jim Salisbury of, the Phillies are going to trade Papelbon. However, it is unclear if the team will find a suitor for him before the trade deadline on Friday at 4 p.m. or if the veteran reliever will be...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon might get his wish after all

The Washington Nationals are making a push to acquire the Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, if it’s on his terms. The Nationals first approached the Phillies over the weekend and have continued through today. Complicated by the fact that Drew Storen is the Nats’ closer and has been doing a good job of it and Papelbon doesn’t want to go anyplace where he won...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon will be traded … somewhere

The Jonathan Papelbon saga is approaching its close. According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, the unhappy Phillies closer will be traded this week to a still unknown suitor. You wouldn’t know it from the scorn lobbed Papelbon’s way, but he’s actually pitched quite well this season. In 39 2/3 innings, he’s pitched to a 1.59 ERA, punching out 40 and walking just...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon to Phillies: 'S*** or get off the pot'

Jonathan Papelbon has seemingly wanted out of Philadelphia since the day he signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the team after the 2011 season. While speaking at the site of the MLB All-Star Game on Monday, the 34-year-old reiterated that he wants to be traded. When Papelbon was asked about wanting to play for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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