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Jonathan Papelbon in Transition

From the looks of things, Jonathan Papelbon might well soon be on his way to Milwaukee. As I write this, nothing’s confirmed, and you never know when something might break down, or when some other team might decide to interfere. But the last I saw, the Brewers and Phillies were deep into negotiations, with the […]
Via Fangraphs
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Brewers, Phillies Discussing Papelbon Trade

Just days after trading away starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers, the Brewers appear to be in talks to complete another significant deal. According to Yahoo! Sports, the Brewers and the Phillies have been in discussions about possibly sending closing pitcher Jonathan Papelbon to Milwaukee. This is an interesting story, as there are a few hurdles that need to be jumped...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Updates: No-Trade List, Club Option Stand in the Way

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen News broke late last night that the Phillies were in "serious discussions" with the Milwaukee Brewers about a deal that would send Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to Milwaukee. Today, some details are emerging that can complicate the possible trade. The primary problem: Papelbon's partial no-trade clause, and...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Trade To Brewers Likely

It now appears that former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon will be traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. Reports suggest that the last remaining obstacle is how much of Pap's 2016 vesting option ($13 million) will be eaten by the Phillies. Papelbon also needs to waive his no-trade clause for the deal to go through. In his three years in Philly, the 34-year old has posted a 2.45 ERA with...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Milwaukee Brewers are hunting Jonathan Papelbon

The Milwaukee Brewers are looking for a closer in the wake of Francisco Rodriguez’s perpetual free agency, and they’re looking at an expensive, well-known name – Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. Sources: Milwaukee in serious discussions with Phillies to acquire Jonathan Papelbon. Unclear if Brewers are on Papelbon's no-trade list. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 23...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers reportedly interested in acquiring Jonathan Papelbon

The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly interested in working out a trade for Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. According to Yahoo Sports, the Phillies have engaged the Brewers in trade talks as they continue to look for ways to blow up their roster and trim payroll. Papelbon has a no-trade clause in his contract that can...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Interested? Move Papelbon.

Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. Reports have the Phillies in serious talks to trade Jonathan Papelbon to the Milwaukee Brewers this morning. I have no idea what the Phillies are looking for, or what Milwaukee is offering, but this is a deal the Phillies should get done. Why? The Brewers...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brewers interested in Papelbon

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, the Brewers are in serious discussions with the Phillies to acquire right-handed relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon. The 34-year-old is owed $13 million for the coming season with a vesting option for the same amount in the following year, if he finishes 48 games in 2015.  Papelbon, who was acquired by the Phillies as a free agent following...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  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...
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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