Out of the Batter’s Box – The return of Blanton and Papelbon heading to Toronto?

The Phillies made some front office moves, have a possible new trade partner to discuss Papelbon, and Amaro remains one of the worst GMs in baseball. 1. Will anybody let Joe Blanton pitch? Former Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton is looking to make a return to the mound this season. After sitting out the 20144 season without a job, Blanton plans to workout in front of any team willing...
Via Macho Row
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Need to Trade Jonathan Papelbon, Any Takers?

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies are still talking to the Brewers and Blue Jays about a Jonathan Papelbon trade. Two sources said on Tuesday evening that the talks are alive, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear. Yahoo! Sports first reported Friday that the Phils and Brewers were in serious negotiations. mentioned the Blue Jays’ interest. In the...
Via Baseball News Source
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Does Jonathan Papelbon to the New York Yankees Make Sense?

Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches a scoreless ninth inning in a 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images) It doesn’t seem too long time ago that Jonathan Papelbon terrorized New York Yankees fans with his impending presence. If the Boston Red Sox had a lead...
Via The Sports Journal
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did one Phillies beat writer plagiarize another?

We’re going down the plagiarism road again, and unfortunately, this is a situation that happens all too often these days in the day of aggregation. On Tuesday, Philadelphia Daily News Phillies beat writer Ryan Lawrence posted a column about a potential Jonathan Papelbon trade to the Milwaukee Brewers. In the column, Lawrence included some details about Papelbon’s no-trade clause...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Toronto Blue Jays the mystery team with interest in Jonathan Papelbon

It looked as though talks with the Milwaukee Brewers were dying down with regard to Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, but as noted in this morning’s round-up there appeared to be a new interested party involved. That mystery team has now been revealed to be the Toronto Blue Jays. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, via Twitter, the Phillies are receiving interest in Papelbon...
Via Macho Row
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Montgomery returning as chairman and other front office moves

Aside from waiting to see if the Phillies will be able to move Jonathan Papelbon or if there will be any interest in the possible return of Joe Blanton (more on that one in a bit), the Phillies made some front office changes Wednesday afternoon. David Montgomery is not returning to his position as team president. Instead, Montgomery is taking over the role of chairman in the Phillies...
Via Macho Row
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Join Brewers as Potential Suitors for Papelbon

While trade talks involving Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon and the Milwaukee Brewers have hit a snag, the Blue Jays are now emerging as another potential candidate to make a deal for the 34-year-old. According to reporter Todd Zolecki, talks regarding Papelbon are “still alive, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.” PHOTO: (AP/Laurence Kesterson) The...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies and Brewers Continuing Jonathan Papelbon Trade Talks with the Blue Jays the Mix

View image | Just when talks appeared dead, they have roared to life. Two reports tonight have said that talks for Jonathan Papelbon with the Brewers are still alive, although it is unclear how serious those talks are. Other reports are claiming that the Blue Jays have jumped into...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Mets find new homes in NL East

Several former Mets are returning to National League East affiliates this year. The Philadelphia Phillies inked OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract on Nov. 13, 2014, following a one-year stay with the San Diego Padres. The 31-year-old appeared in 10 games for the 2014 Padres, but hit .289/.320/.450 in 115 games for Triple-A El Paso. C Omir Santos, most famous for a two...
Via Around Citi
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter’s Box – Phillies, Brewers stall on Papelbon trade talks

Some snow has fallen and more is on the way. While we get buried in some snow over the next 24 hours or so, now is a good time to start thinking some warm thoughts. With spring training creeping up on us rather quickly, now is as good a time as any to revive the site and this routine round-up of Phillies links. This is Out of the Batter’s Box. Let’s go. 1. Brewers and Phillies...
Via Macho Row
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

"No Traction" in talks between Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers over Jonathan Papelbon?

Yesterday we learned of "serious talks" between the Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers over closer Jonathan Papelbon. For a while it sounded like the two teams just needed to work out Papelbon's option year money and a deal could be done. There is some doubt Saturday, however, that a deal...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Links: Reflecting on the Jonathan Papelbon’s Red Sox career

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor With of Jonathan Papelbon reportedly close to being shipped out of Philadelphia, let’s look back at his career in Boston which awarded him with a 4-year, $50 million payday from the Phillies. After being selected in the fourth round of the 2002 amateur draft, Papelbon’s short 58 game stay in the minor leagues was mainly spent as a starting pitcher...
Via Fire Brand AL
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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 Bloguin Best
6 days 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Greene not Tyler Green

The Phillies have attained the services of an old friend, in name only.  Tyler Greene, the former 1st round pick of the Cardinals, has joined the ranks on a minor league contract.  Tyler Green, the former 1st round pick of the Phillies, is still having nightmares of walking batters and serving up homeruns in retirement. Greene with a third "e" is 31 years old and can play all...
Via We Should Be GM's
6 days 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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