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Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon sets club record

Wed, 13 May 2015 20:53:49 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon allowed a walk with a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday, May 14, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is now the franchise's all-time saves leader at 113, surpassing former RP Jose Mesa.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon still has plenty left in the tank and he remains a must-start fantasy option in NL-only play and most mixed formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Marlins | Miami interested in Rafael Soriano

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:22:26 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is attracting interest from the Miami Marlins, and there has been talk between his agent, Scott Boras, and the Marlins. Soriano isn't likely to come cheap, though, after he closed 32 of his 39 chances with the Nats in 2014. A trade for a closer is also possible. The Marlins were interested in Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez, who is perfect in seven save chances with a 1.38 ERA and 0.77 WHIP this year. Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon, who is perfect in six save chances, is another option.

Fantasy Tip: It's not a foregone conclusion that the Fish will sign Soriano, especially if his asking price is too high for their liking, but if you're desperate for saves in a deep mixed or NL-only league, it might not hurt to jump the gun and speculate.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon battled migraine

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:38:42 -0700

Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon (migraine) was unavailable Friday, April 24, due to a migraine.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon's name has been swirling amidst the trade winds, and Ken Giles needs to be owned as much as possible. A few teams have closer plights, and Giles would be next in line if Pap is dealt.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Todd Zolecki

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon dealing with illness

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:01:31 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon (illness) was not available to pitch Friday, April 24, because he is dealing with an illness and stayed home, according to manager Ryne Sandberg.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon could miss a few days because of the illness but should not be sidelined for very long. Papelbon has picked up three saves so far this season and should be in starting lineups as long as he is healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon closes out old mates

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 22:02:21 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon worked 1 1/3 perfect innings Wednesday, April 8, against the Boston Red Sox, posting one strikeout in a 21-pitch outing against his former team.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon is off to a good start for his fantasy owners in weekly formats, but with the Phillies not expected to be very good the save chances could be few and far between.

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Blue Jays | Toronto GM scouts Jonathan Papelbon

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:12:05 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos watched Philadelphia Phillies CL Jonathan Papelbon in person during his appearance against the New York Yankees Friday, March 27. He walked one and struck out one during one scoreless inning of work, reaching 93 mph on the radar gun.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon should be a reliable source of saves this season regardless of where he pitches, because he almost certainly will be used as a closer. The Jays are one of 17 teams Papelbon can officially reject a trade to, although he expressed interest earlier this spring in pitching for them.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Jim Salisbury

Blue Jays | Jonathan Papelbon interested in TOR

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:14:16 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon said the idea of being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays interests him even more than pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers would have. Papelbon has a vesting $13 million option for the 2016 season, and he wouldn't say if he'd require the option to be guaranteed in order to accept a deal to Toronto.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon is a pretty safe saves option for fantasy baseball owners this year, since he'll likely be closing even if he's traded to Toronto. After Francisco Rodriguez re-signed in Milwaukee, that makes a Paps trade even less likely, though, which means saves speculators may need to practice even more patience with Ken Giles now. Stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Jim Salisbury

Phillies | Mystery team interested in Jonathan Papelbon?

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:30:09 -0800

A mystery team may be expressing interest in trading for Philadelphia Phillies CL Jonathan Papelbon. The Milwaukee Brewers had expressed recent interest in him but are unwilling to pay for his option year and send the Phillies a top prospect in return.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Brewers | Milwaukee not talking Jonathan Papelbon

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:03:58 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon and the Phils have had a tough time trying to deal him, and Philadelphia was only willing to pay a significant portion of Papelbon's contract if Milwaukee gave up a top prospect, according to major league sources. The Brewers were unwilling to do so, but they offered giving up RP Jonathan Broxton to balance finances. The premise of such a trade was flawed, and the trade talks for Papelbon are now dormant.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Brewers | Jonathan Papelbon talks dormant

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:23:31 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon was the center of trade talks with the Milwaukee Brewers, but those talks are dormant Thursday, Feb. 12. The Phillies only were willing to pay a significant part of Papelbon's contract if the Brewers parted with a top prospect, according to major-league sources. The Brewers, unwilling to make such an exchange, instead proposed sending RP Jonathan Broxton to the Phillies as a way to balance the finances.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal