Sun, 22 Dec 2013 12:24:58 -0800
One of the reasons why the Philadelphia Phillies may have difficulty trading CL Jonathan Papelbon is because of decreased velocity. When he pitched for Boston, he regularly reached 95-96 mph but it dropped to 91-92 mph (and sometimes less) last season.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:14:28 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles have talked to the Philadelphia Phillies about trading for RP Jonathan Papelbon, but the Orioles would have to eat a large chunk of his contract.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 02:01:40 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies are thought to be at their payroll limit of $165-170 million, depending on whether or not players are dealt away. As a result, the Phillies may look to unload players like CL Jonathan Papelbon or trade away players for every player acquired. The payroll as of now is $162 million, but arbitration raises have not been factored in.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:08:07 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies are extremely motivated to trade CL Jonathan Papelbon.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:03:34 -0800
A source for another club said the Philadelphia Phillies have explored trading OF Domonic Brown and CL Jonathan Papelbon in a package. The money would then be used to pursue starting pitching.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:35:35 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have RP Jonathan Papelbon on the trade block. He's due $13 million next season, $13 million in 2015 and has a $13 million vesting option for the 2016 season.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:59:23 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon is unlikely to be traded by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. "I can't imagine anyone taking that contract of his and giving Philadelphia pieces back," one rival executive said, basically echoing the sentiments of several who were asked about Papelbon. Papelbon's name isn't being thrown around in trade talks right now. He's interested in going back to the Boston Red Sox, but the BoSox don't seem interested. Also, he's gained a reputation for not fitting well in the clubhouse, which won't help his trade value.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:29:05 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly are willing to trade RP Jonathan Papelbon before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The Phillies lost their eighth straight game Sunday, July 28, to fall a season-worst seven games under .500 and appear to be sellers at the deadline. Papelbon said he wants to stay in Philadelphia.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:36:43 -0700
The Detroit Tigers are not searching for a closer on the trade market thanks to the success of RP Joaquin Benoit. Instead, they're looking for a pitcher to bolster their bullpen in the seventh or eighth innings. The Tigers don't have many options, though, and they're no longer looking at Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon. Detroit has already been shot down on Baltimore Orioles RP Francisco Rodriguez, Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins and Seattle Mariners RP Oliver Perez.
Fantasy Tip: This cements Benoit's value as Detroit's unquestioned closer, and he is in no current danger of getting booted from the ninth.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 06:12:08 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team isn't inclined to take on salary to facilitate trades of SP Cliff Lee or CL Jonathan Papelbon.