JONATHAN PAPELBON NEWS

Report: Marlins expressed interest in Phillies’ Jonathan Papelbon

The Miami Marlins, who have been looking for a closer to replace the struggling Steve Cishek, expressed interest in Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.Rosenthal adds that the Marlins expressed interest in Papelbon “right around the time” the team fired Mike Redmond and that nothing is likely imminent.Papelbon, 34, is not...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Francoeur, Harang providing life to Phillies clubhouse

View image | gettyimages.com Cole Hamels said at one point this offseason that he wanted to get out of Philly in any way possible. Jonathan Papelbon has said too much since joining the Phillies in 2012. Chase Utley doesn’t say much of anything, he does. Only this season, he hasn’t...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Call Up Maikel Franco

BeGreen90 - FlickrThe Philadelphia Phillies are currently rebuilding their franchise.  You could say they started rebuilding when they traded Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants (Tommy Joseph (minors), Seth Rosin and Nate Schierholtz) and Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers (Josh Lindblom, Ethan Martin, Stefan Jarrin) back in July 2012. But trading the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies vie for series split against Pirates in Thursday matinee

View image | gettyimages.com Jeff Francoeur's clutch throw from right field to complete a double play helped Jonathan Papelbon seal the Phillies all-time save record and snap a four-game losing streak. On Thursday afternoon, the Phillies (12-23) return to the field for the final game of a four-game series against...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Frenchy’s arm nets historic save for Papelbon

Jeff Francoeur does not get a save in the stat book, but he did the save the day for the Phillies with an incredible throw from right field to end Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Pirates and give Jonathan Papelbon his record-setting 113th save as a member...
Via Philly Sports Live
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon becomes Phillies' all-time leader in saves

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 3, Pirates 2 WP: Cole Hamels (3-3, 3.53 ERA) LP: Francisco Liriano (1-3, 2.96 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (7) Philadelphia, PA - A Phillies' franchise record which stood for 11 years, 10 months, and 13 days has been broken tonight in the team's first...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation: Episode 8 – Ryan Lawrence and Kevin Cooney

This week the guys are joined by Ryan Lawrence from the Philadelphia Daily News and Kevin Cooney from the Bucks County Courier Times.  They discuss the future of Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon with the Phillies.  They also break down potential trades that Ruben Amaro should explore this season as well as the chances for young prospects seeing time in...
Via Phillies Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon ties Phils’ record with 112 saves with team

Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save in Friday's 3-1 victory over the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. It was the 112th save of his Phillies career, which tied Jose Mesa for the most saves in franchise history.
Via Philly Sports Live
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation TV: Ep 6 – Papelbon, Gonzalez and hitting lesson

This week, Pat and Corey discuss the often-maligned but always productive Jonathan Papelbon and where he might end up after his days with the Phillies. They also preview Severino Gonzalez, who makes his first MLB start this week. Hitting instructor Kevin Wilson discusses how players can beat the shift. All this, plus fantasy baseball picks of the week – including Corey picking...
Via Phillies Nation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Almost Six In Ten Favor Papelbon Return

In the continuation of a  FenwayNation Poll we first floated a while back, almost six in ten readers (59%) now favor the Red Sox "considering" a return of former closer Jonathan Papelbon. As the chart shows, about four in ten (41%) take the opposite view. Renewed trade rumors have sparked a reconsideration of this deal, which—considering the state of the Boston bullpen—may not...
Via FenwayNation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies are reportedly trying to get the Red Sox to take Jonathan Papelbon back

Jonathan Papelbon warming up at Fenway Park in 2013 The Phillies have been repeatedly linked to the Boston Red Sox almost ad nauseum in Cole Hamels trade rumors. By now we know the Phillies and Red Sox have scouted each other plenty. Might they be able to make a deal...
Via Philliedelphia
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Re-Igniting Papelbon To Red Sox Deal?

Multiple reports are suggesting that the Philadelphia Phillies are stepping up their efforts to deal Jonathan Papelbon back to his original team—the Boston Red Sox. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro has pretty good timing—since current closer Koji Uehara just blew a win in Baltimore. Papelbon has freely expressed his interest in returning to Boston and has been near-perfect this year as...
Via FenwayNation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Will Be Disappointed If He’s Not Traded And Losing Continues

Jonathan Papelbon is sick of the losing. The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t had much success since signing the All-Star closer, and he’s apparently reaching his breaking point. Papelbon told CSN Philadelphia he’ll be upset if the losing continues and he isn’t traded. “Yeah, I will be (disappointed if the Phillies don’t trade him),” he told CSNPhilly.com. “If we continue...
Via NESN.com
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon wants out of Philadelphia

For everything that’s gone wrong in Philadelphia this season, one of the things that has gone *right* is the performance of closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon has thrown 6 1/3 innings, struck out six hitters, hasn’t allowed a run or walked a hitter, and has converted all three of his save opportunities. But because the Phillies are awful, Papelbon hasn’t gotten much action...
Via Bloguin Best
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon wants out of Philadelphia

For everything that’s gone wrong in Philadelphia this season, one of the things that has gone *right* is the performance of closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon has thrown 6 1/3 innings, struck out six hitters, hasn’t allowed a run or walked a hitter, and has converted all three of his save opportunities. But because the Phillies are awful, Papelbon hasn’t gotten much action...
Via The Outside Corner
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon has no regrets about signing with Phillies, but wants a trade

View image | gettyimages.com The 2015 season began and Jonathan Papelbon was still a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. Rumors over the offseason connected Papelbon to the Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers, but nothing ever materialized. Now that the 2015 season is underway and the Phillies are continuously losing,...
Via Philliedelphia
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Aging Philadelphia Phillies’ struggles continue

With 15 games complete, the Philadelphia Phillies (5-10) have played to the level that was expected of them. The bats rank towards the bottom of the league in the majority of the offensive statistical categories. Notably the Phils are last in the MLB in runs scored (40) and batting average (.211). Sixty-three runs and a .246 batting average are the league averages. Pitching overall...
Via isportsweb.com
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Storyline: The “What Is a Phillie” Answer

Jonathan Papelbon didn’t know that the Phillie in Philadelphia Phillies is not a filly: a female horse under four years of age, a young woman or a girl. But who would expect the closer to know what happened here over 100 seasons ago? Yet, if the local media questioning number 58 had the facts, why didn’t they reveal them during the interview? Despite a Tarnished Clubhouse...
Via isportsweb.com
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Barring trade, Phillies' Papelbon on way to becoming best closer in franchise history

Friday evening, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon retired the Nationals' lineup in order to secure his second save of the season, 108th save as a Phillie, and the 327th save overall of his career. For 4,303 days, Jose Mesa has held the Phillies' record for most saves in franchise history, 112....
Via Philliedelphia
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Papelbon: I wants to enter Hall of Fame a member of Red Sox

PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Papelbon’s life, career and reputation changed forever after the 2011 season.   Papelbon left the Boston Red Sox to sign a four-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s been a bumpy ride ever since despite the veteran closer still getting the job done between the lines. Papelbon made noise before Wednesday’s game at Citizens...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon: I don’t feel like a Phillie, I’ve never been embraced here

Before he made his first appearance of the 2015 season, Jonathan Papelbon managed to figure out a way to get Philadelphia fans to turn on him. How? By saying he has never felt like a Phillie. “The Red Sox are a part of who I am, man,” Papelbon told Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't 'feel much like a Phillie'

PHILADELPHIA — Four years later, Jonathan Papelbon’s heart remains in Boston. Papelbon is in the midst of his fourth season with the Phillies after spending his first seven major league campaigns with the Red Sox. The 34-year-old closer still is adjusting to life in Philadelphia, as the transition hasn’t been quite as smooth as he perhaps anticipated upon signing a four-year...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon wore Carlos Ruiz’s jersey for some reason

For the second straight year, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon wore the jersey of his batterymate Carlos Ruiz when he took the hill for the Phillies last game of the spring at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Mr. Papelbon, you’re an odd man. For the record, the jersey swap didn’t exactly do too much for Papelbon. He faced six Rays hitters in the ninth inning, retired just...
Via The Outside Corner
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon wore Carlos Ruiz’s jersey for some reason

For the second straight year, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon wore the jersey of his batterymate Carlos Ruiz when he took the hill for the Phillies last game of the spring at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Mr. Papelbon, you’re an odd man. For the record, the jersey swap didn’t exactly do too much for Papelbon. He faced six Rays hitters in the ninth inning, retired just...
Via Bloguin Best
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Last minute trade options for baseball season

MLB teams are wrapping up the interminable Spring Training schedules this week in which they’ve spent copious amounts of times evaluating their rosters. Despite that, some teams are going to realize that there rosters have some big ol’ holes in them. With Opening Day just around the corner, it is time for some teams to consider some last minute trade options. Who’s...
Via The Outside Corner
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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