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JONATHAN PAPELBON RUMORS

David Robertson reportedly wants Jonathan Papelbon money

David Robertson wants major money in free agency, according to a report. Robertson turned down a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Yankees earlier in the week, meaning the Yankees will receive a draft pick as compensation if the closer signs with another team. The $15.3 million for one season would have set a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Yankees Closer David Robertson Seeking ‘Papelbon Money’

David Robertson is looking to take things to another level in free agency. Robertson recently rejected the New York Yankees’ one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer, which would have represented the largest single-season salary ever given to a closer. Now, Robertson is seeking “Papelbon money” in initial talks with teams, a baseball official with knowledge of the discussions...
Via NESN.com
9 days 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's Gestures Aside, Umpire "Cowboy" Joe West's Behavior Is Unacceptable

#455455060 / gettyimages.com Jonathan Papelbon says he made an "adjustment" to his athletic supporter as he headed back to the Phillies' dugout. If you were watching on television it happened so quickly and you could only see his back, so you likely did not know what happened. Waiting for Papelbon...
Via Philliedelphia
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...
Via NESN.com
September 14, 2014  |  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
July 09, 2014  |  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

Did Papelbon annoyingly direct a fart at reporters?

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon has been known at times over his career for being something of a surly interview subject. Following Thursday’s 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in which the closer converted his fourth save of the season, Papelbon expressed extreme annoyance at a line of questioning regarding how his velocity is […] The post Did Jonathan Papelbon...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon’s atrociously ugly sweater, cheesy smile highlight fantastic holiday photo (pic)

Big league closers, to a man, are notoriously rather strange fellows, prone to eccentricity and oddball behavior. Perhaps the high-pressure role of closers attracts these kind of personalities, perhaps the pressure creates the personality. Whichever way it is, current Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon definitely is an interesting character. With that in mind, this holiday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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