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Blue Jays | Toronto interested in Papelbon

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:41:00 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon has drawn interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, but the Jays want the Phillies to pay down Papelbon's contract and aren't willing to give up high-end prospects.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon has been great with a 1.01 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. Pitching this well in Philadelphia's bandbox bodes well for him to remain affective in any park.

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Cubs | Jonathan Papelbon wants to join Cubs

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:13:24 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon is believed to prefer a trade to the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon continues to be brilliant despite declining velocity. His 1.01 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 13-for-13 save ratio are great. Pitching on a contender could only inspire him more. He's a good second closer in fantasy.

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Phillies | PHI scouting Cubs

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:51:53 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies had a scout in attendance for the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, June 11. With rumors circulating a potential deal involving RP Jonathan Papelbon heading to the Cubs, the Phillies could be looking for their return package.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon has an immaculate 1.13 ERA and his highest strikeout rate since the 2012 season, at 10.88 batters per nine innings. Papelbon has 12 saves on the season, but he would receive a dramatic boost in value in season-long leagues if he is acquired by the Cubs.

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Phillies | Phils ready to trade Jonathan Papelbon

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:03:45 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon, who's been discussed in trade rumors all year, could be dealt soon, as the Phillies are ready to trade him and pay a big chunk of his contract in order to do so. Philadelphia has had talks with the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs about Papelbon, according to major league sources. However, no deal is imminent with either club. Papelbon is guaranteed over $8 million for the rest of this year and has a $13 million option for the 2016 season that vests if he finishes 26 or more games - he has finished 22 games already. The Phillies are willing to eat a lot of money in order to get notable prospects. Papelbon's limited no-trade clause allows him to block a trade to Toronto, but the Jays don't think that'd be an issue. The Cubs remain in play for another closer despite signing RP Rafael Soriano this week. The sense among the industry is that the Phillies are a better match with the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon, who has 12 saves and a 1.13 ERA in 24 outings (24 innings) in 2015, would only see his fantasy value rise substantially with a move out of Philadelphia. Buying low on Papelbon now might be a wise move. If you're searching for saves, check to see if Ken Giles is available in your league. He's the likely successor to Paps in the ninth if he is traded away.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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