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JONATHAN PAPELBON RUMORS

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Regrets That Only Half Of Philly Fans Boo Him

Your browser does not support iframes. It’s hard not to be entertained by Philadelphia Phillies’ closer Jonathan Papelbon, who entered Thursday’s game on a two game losing streak after blowing consecutive saves on the previous nights. To no surprise, Philadelphia fans, which see their ball club in dead last in the NL East, went for […] The post Jonathan Papelbon Regrets That...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers Emerge As Suitors for Papelbon

According to Mark Saxon from ESPN Los Angeles, the Dodgers reportedly are expected to pursue Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon, 33, is owed the remainder of his $13 million in 2014 and then $13 million in 2015, with an attainable vesting option for 2016 if he reaches 55 games finished in 2015 or 100 between 2014 and 2015. Despite his velocity dipping once again in 2014, Papelbon has a...
Via Phillies Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon’s Surprising Place Among Phillies Closers

As Jonathan Papelbon made his desires of wanting to play for a contender public yesterday evening, I immediately looked at his stat line. The surface numbers look nice, like his 1.24 ERA or his 22 saves in 24 chances. Some might even point to the fact that he has not surrendered a homer in 2014 as a solid accomplishment, as well. But Papelbon’s successes this year are part of a...
Via Phillies Nation
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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

Report: Papelbon, Philly reporter had to be separated

This may have been something brewing for a while, but Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon and sports media veteran Howard Eskin apparently needed to be separated in the Phillies clubhouse before Saturday afternoon’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Whoa. Eskin and Papelbon just got into a heated verbal argument by the Phils dugout. Both had to be restrained. — Ant Scaramuzzi...
Via Macho Row
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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