• May 27, 2022

Jonathan Papelbon Trade Talks Back On

papelbonfiveOver the weekend, there were reports that the Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers were close to a deal to send Jonathan Papelbon out of Philadelphia. However, talks quickly hit a snag, and Brewers’ general manager Doug Melvin came out and stated that talks had died down.

Now, talks have reportedly resumed with the Toronto Blue Jays emerging as an option with the Brewers also still a possibility.

The Phillies would be foolish (in fact, forget the “would be” they are just straight up foolish) if they didn’t take advantage of the opportunity to ship Papelbon out of town asap.

Papelbon has been nearly impossible to deal, thanks to the ridiculous contract drawn up by Phillies’ village idiot general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Even though he turned in a great statistical year last season, there was no interest in him at the trade deadline, and there’s been little buzz about him over the winter.

Here the team has finally found a couple of franchises that are interested in taking the veteran closer, and they’ve got to do whatever they can to make a trade go through. The Phillies can’t be cheap right now. Pay as much of the contract as it will take, and get whatever B or C-list prospect that Brewers/Blue Jays are offering, and celebrate that one of the league’s biggest cancers is no longer a part of their locker room.

Denny Basens

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  • Can’t happen soon enough… Paeplbon was a terrible signing, everything that people said about Papelbon (From past Coach’s,Teammates,Opponents & Media) were not only true, they were actually worse than originally thought…. Amaro obviously did not do his due diligence when researching Papelbon to begin with for most who follow the Sport saw this coming down the Track 3 Years ago…

    • EXCEPT THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT YOU SAID:

      paulman
      November 12, 2011 – 8:41 am

      Papelbon has been very good 4 of the last 5 Seasons and has averaged about 35 Saves with an ERA of about 2.25 and has averaged 4-5 Blown Saves a year….He’s has about a 5 Strike-out to Walk Ratio over his carrer which is excellent and donesn’t walk many batters which is critical in the closers role
      What’s been very Impressive is his Career Post-Season Performance where in
      18 Career Appearances, he has a career ERA of 1.00 and 7 Saves and 2 Wins
      He’s never really had any serious arm or shoulder issues so at 30 yaers of age, he should be able to perform at a high level for the next 4-5 Years and can still bring the heat in the mid 90′s ..

      • Damn HAC youve been holding onto that one for a minute…lol

        • actually if the circumstances were different fraudman would have pulled out the post and say ” as fraudman predicted on nov. 12, 2011- 8:41, papelbon was a very good signing!, because the numbers i posted are about what he has done in philly”

          • Where’s my Post from that same day (Nov 12th 2011 approx 1030am ?) when I stated that the Positives of Papelbon were outweighed by the Negatives that John Papelbon, brings to a Clubhouse and Himself ?

            • are you saying you took both sides?
              paul i searched pretty extensively and didn’t see that one

              • all the posts on that article:

                DCar
                November 12, 2011 – 4:13 am

                What’s the shock? It’s been widely publicised, that if they didn’t resign Madson, they would sign Papelbon. Great move! IMHO, Madson was overrated anyways, & a one year wonder.
                paulman
                November 12, 2011 – 8:41 am

                Papelbon has been very good 4 of the last 5 Seasons and has averaged about 35 Saves with an ERA of about 2.25 and has averaged 4-5 Blown Saves a year….He’s has about a 5 Strike-out to Walk Ratio over his carrer which is excellent and donesn’t walk many batters which is critical in the closers role
                What’s been very Impressive is his Career Post-Season Performance where in
                18 Career Appearances, he has a career ERA of 1.00 and 7 Saves and 2 Wins
                He’s never really had any serious arm or shoulder issues so at 30 yaers of age, he should be able to perform at a high level for the next 4-5 Years and can still bring the heat in the mid 90′s ..
                daggolden
                November 12, 2011 – 9:02 am

                I can remember as a kid sitting in that dump called Veterans Stadium. With all the pathetic teams{except 93) and the early 80′s and now we are at the top of the food chain in regards to aquiring mega talent in basseball, hockey and football. Does it always work out? Of course not. But for the young fans who dont realize where we came from you have NO CLUE of the Dark days. Its painful with the Eagles, Flyers and Phillies but I got to tell you they friggin spend money. They get high profile players. Like I said it may be the wrong ones at times, it may not work at times but I cant bitch about any of them for not trying. Theres 20 other cities whose fans WISH there team would do something, anything. If the Sixers spend money and get 2 superstars they will get a return on thier investment to with a sold out house everynight. Follow the blueprint Sixers. Thank you Philly for atleast giving this fan some hope every year.
                paulman
                November 12, 2011 – 10:10 am

                Spot on Daggolden…. You are correct that many fans have become Spoiled and Soft over recent years which is not the Philadelphia that I remember…
                Philly teams always did better as the underdogs, with players who overachieved and now that the Philly teams have lots of “Stars” on them, the Pressure and Expectations have become too much for some of the Players and Fans to handle..

              • funny mhenski– i love it some of the biggest know it all blowhards…
                as i’ve been saying for the last three summers— things haven’t worked out but they were trying to win as daggolden said.. that is what you need to do — make every effort you can– its sports and doesn’t always work out..but

              • The only one that blows hard, is you blowing on Ruin 2morrows DICK!!!! Keep defending his stupid ass, you haven’t been proven wrong enough already!

              • DCAR…funny you loved the move then when things didn’t go right you started to whine and revert to adolescence and name calling

            • paulman
              November 12, 2011 – 10:10 am

              Spot on Daggolden…. You are correct that many fans have become Spoiled and Soft over recent years which is not the Philadelphia that I remember…
              Philly teams always did better as the underdogs, with players who overachieved and now that the Philly teams have lots of “Stars” on them, the Pressure and Expectations have become too much for some of the Players and Fans to handle

              fraud this is the last post of the day for you on that day…

              • I must have been using an “Alias Post” that Day just to mix things up and to throw you off ……. Yeah, that’s It …..

              • fraud you were one of those kids that when someone flipped a coin and said ‘call it’ you somehow combined heads and tails and it came out as a muffled…..”HAILS’

              • No I wasn’t HAC,
                I was one of those Kids that went from 8th Grade right into College and Universities,etc,etc…

              • Fraud your words speak volumes about your flip flop ways

              • You crack me up HAC…

              • Fraud I catch you on the flip flop fairly regularly .. It’s easy and fun!

              • It is Fun to read “Posts” from 3-4 Years ago…
                and who cares, if I contradict myself, at times.. I can roll with the punches and many of my Post’s are based on a 100 things from Actual Knowledge, Reports, or just Personal Opinion depending on the circumstances, my Mood, or just being Goofy, or poking Fun, or whatever the case may be….
                Generally Speaking when any of our Teams (Eagles,Phils) obtain new Players, I will usually always be Positive because I do want that Player to succeed so our Teams will have Success
                Not to change the Subject, I dream the other night that GM Amaro surprises the Baseball World by Signing Starting Pitcher Shields to a big deal… This would give the Phil’s a Starting Rotation of Hamels,Shields,Lee, Harrange

              • Paul your response is a good one and I would go with it 100% and not bust your balls if you didn’t lead with ‘like I said’ or “I was right”
                Paul I’m not 100% sure that Hamels gets traded because of what you just said… I know it’s a pipe dream but stranger things have happened. Howard has an FU year…252, 38, 122…. I know that is silly but when you have Hamels and lee at the top and a good bull pen, dom brown (yikes) turns in to the player that 4 years ago all of mlb wanted ….I think I have cabin fever

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