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Vesting option makes Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon difficult to trade

The Phillies do not currently owe closer Jonathan Papelbon any money in 2016; Papelbon’s $13 million vesting option for that season will become guaranteed only if he finishes 48 games in ’15. So, why would the Phillies offer to pay a significant portion of the vesting option in a trade with the Brewers or any other club? Good question – and a question that is complicating the...
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Brewers GM Says Papelbon Trade Talks Hit Snag

Maybe it’s just posturing, or maybe the Phillies and Brewers really have taken a step back in their trade talks involving Jonathan Papelbon. Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin admitted that there had been dialogue between the two teams but according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The report says that the biggest hold-up is the option year, which likely means there is a discrepancy between...
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Philadelphia Phillies: A Jonathan Papelbon trade?

When the Philadelphia Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon before the 2012 season, they never envisioned the issues his contract might cause. Papelbon was made the highest paid reliever in MLB history with a 4-year, 50 million dollar deal complete with a vesting option for a fifth year and partial no trade clause. Now, due to his attitude, combined with the amount of money, vesting...
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Papelbon trade talks between Phillies and Brewers halted

Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America Trade talks between the Phillies and the Brewers centering around closer Jonathan Papelbon have come to a stop reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There are a lot of obstacles to overcome for both teams in any deal involving Papelbon. The biggest obstacle is his vesting option for the 2016 season which is...
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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 […]
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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