Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:42:00 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SPs Cliff Lee and A.J. Burnett, RP Jonathan Papelbon, and 1B Ryan Howard haven't attracted much serious interest in trade talks. Howard and Lee have almost no market, and Burnett and Papelbon's allure has been limited. The latter two have unattractive player options that are limiting interest. All four may be candidates for an August trade after the non-waiver deadline passes.
Fantasy Tip: Philly's efforts to blow things up aren't going so well, and fantasy players may have to wait a few more weeks for significant changes to happen.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:39:20 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon has told the team he will not waive his no-trade clause if he does not become the closer of his new team. Papelbon is not interested in being a setup man or being in a closer-by-committee situation.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:12:28 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies may find it difficult to move CL Jonathan Papelbon because of a vesting option for the 2016 season which kicks in if he finishes 100 combined games in 2014 and 2015 or if he finishes 55 games during the 2015 season. Papelbon is owed $13 million next year.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:33:43 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies are telling teams that might be interested in trading for CL Jonathan Papelbon that they would absorb a portion of the $18 million remaining on his contract. However, there appears to be little interest.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:14:03 -0700
The Detroit Tigers never approached the Philadelphia Phillies for serious talks on CL Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon is still the subject of numerous trade talks with other clubs.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:53:49 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon struck out a batter and threw 10 pitches to earn save No. 24 Thursday, July 24.
Fantasy Tip: It is good news for Papelbon owners, after he blew a save Tuesday and took the loss Wednesday. Despite his recent struggles, Papelbon's job is safe. Papelbon's name has been involved in trade talks, so joining a new team could alter his value significantly.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:33:23 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon was pounded for three earned runs, one hit and two walks in a relief loss Wednesday, July 23, against the San Francisco Giants. He has been outspoken about his interest in moving to a contender before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but he has had two ugly performances in a row. "Whatever happens happens," Papelbon said. "I have no control over it. If you were to put the entire season into two games, it would be pretty dumb."
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:17:08 -0700
The Detroit Tigers are showing an interest in Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo, according to sources. They are keeping tabs on all relievers, including Bastardo's teammate, RP Jonathan Papelbon.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:17:40 -0700
Correcting a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon is not a trade target of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a source.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:59:31 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to pursue Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon, a baseball source said Wednesday, July 18.
Fantasy Tip: With Kenley Jansen already in the closer's spot, and doing well, it would likely be a move to a setup role which would hurt his fantasy value immensely. Fantasy owners certainly wouldn't like this deal one bit.