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JONATHAN PAPELBON RUMORS

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
6 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Koji Uehara, Jonathan Papelbon & Huston Street

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
Via FF Locker Room
7 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Papelbon eager to be traded to contender

If a contending team wants Jonathan Papelbon, he’s ready to go. His limited no-trade clause will not be an issue. The Phillies’ closer racked up his 22nd save –- and third in as many games -- in the team’s 4-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night (see Instant Replay). Papelbon hopes to get the chance to close out a fourth straight Phillies win on Thursday afternoon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't have an issue with possibly being traded

After closing down the Brewers Wednesday night, Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon was apparently asked a series of questions about his feelings on a potential trade here in July. It doesn't sound like it would bother him too much. "Some guys want to stay on a losing team? That's mind-boggling to me," Papelbon said (philly.com). "I think that's a no-brainer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 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
15 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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