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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.

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

Blue Jays | Jonathan Papelbon remains on radar

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 23:59:24 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon remains a target of the Toronto Blue Jays. Papelbon has been on the Blue Jays' radar for a while, but sources indicate financial reasons make the team a long shot to land Papelbon.

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

Brewers | Milwaukee still wants to bolster 'pen

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:48:15 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Wednesday, Feb. 4, that the signing of RP Chris Perez did not close the door for a possible trade for Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon or the signing of free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez.

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Brewers | Milwaukee still considering Papelbon

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:07:13 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon remains a trade target of the Milwaukee Brewers, but the two sides are still working out a player package. The Brewers were believed to be the favorites to land Papelbon, but then the two teams went into a "holding pattern," that looks related to a gap in player compensation for the Phils. The Brewers are also considering re-signing RP Francisco Rodriguez.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman