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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon to Nats progressing

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:31:45 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon is the subject of talks with the Washington Nationals that are progressing. Papelbon said he will only waive his no-trade clause if he goes to a team to serve as the closer.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon has been brilliant despite playing on a poor team in a hitter's park. His value could increase with the move to the Nats in a situation that would likely yield more save chances.

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

Nationals | WAS interested in Jonathan Papelbon

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:05:02 -0700

The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in trading for Philadelphia Phillies CL Jonathan Papelbon, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Despite Papelbon's desire to be traded to a contender, he will not approve a trade to a team that won't use him as a closer. One reason for this is because a $13 million vesting option for the 2016 season will kick in if Papelbon finishes at least 14 more games in 2015. The Nats are reluctant to take on a significant amount of payroll during the season, so expect the Phils to cover a major part of his salary if a deal gets done. Papelbon is 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA through 37 games and has converted all 17 of his save opportunities this year.

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

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon wants to be a closer

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 07:34:38 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon said he wants to remain a closer and will not accept a trade if he is not a closer with his new team.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon is a nice trade target for some teams but his unwillingness to be a setup man could cut into his possible destinations. He has recorded 17 saves and has a 1.59 ERA this season but would lose a lot of fantasy value if he is not a closer after the trade deadline.

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

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon records save

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:54:05 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon earned his 17th save in as many opportunities against the Chicago Cubs Friday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon has a 0.98 WHIP and 1.59 ERA through 37 games, with 40 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings. Despite his desire to be traded to a contender, the Phils may experience difficulty moving him because of his contract.

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

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon gets the win

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:10:05 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon pitched two scoreless innings to notch the win Wednesday, July 22, against the Tampa Bay Rays. With the non-waiver trade deadline coming up July 31, and the Phillies set for an extended road trip, Papelbon may have pitched his final game in Philadelphia.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon has made his desire to be traded to a contending team public on several occasions. He has a 1.72 ERA on the season, but he also has a 3.18 xFIP. Even with the regression coming, Papelbon should improve on his saves total if dealt to a quality team.

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Dodgers | Jonathan Papelbon not target for LAD

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:23:19 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon is not a player the Los Angeles Dodgers are actively pursuing at this point, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Papelbon would be used as a closer or a setup man if he joined the Dodgers before the trade deadline. Papelbon has a solid fantasy closer over the last few years but would lose value if he was no longer a closer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

Cubs | Jonathan Papelbon not option for Cubs?

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:15:14 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon is not a player the Chicago Cubs are actively pursuing at this point, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: The Cubs have been a bit shaky at the closer position but may want to try Rafael Soriano at the position before they consider a trade. Papelbon will be a closer no matter if he stays with the Phillies or is traded and should continue to be a solid fantasy closer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

Blue Jays | Toronto not pursuing Jonathan Papelbon

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:14:34 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon is not a player the Toronto Blue Jays are pursuing in a trade at this point, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: The Blue Jays may be more interested in a starting pitcher but could consider making a move for Papelbon closer to the trade deadline. Papelbon likely will close for whoever he plays for and is still a solid fantasy closer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

Phillies | GM not worried about Jonathan Papelbon

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:30:23 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon won't become a headache, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Monday, July 20. "He's a professional. He'll go about his business. And when he gets on the mound he'll be competing just as he normally does," Amaro said. "I don't think that's going to change the guy who's on the mound. Whatever uniform he puts on, he'll be competing," said Amaro. Papelbon had previously said he'll pitch for himself and his career if not dealt by the Phillies prior to the non-waiver trade deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon's strikeout rate has rebounded from the previous two seasons but it is still well below his career average. Luck has contributed to Papelbon's "success" this season, as his 1.77 ERA is considerably lower than his 3.29 xFIP. Regardless, Papelbon's fantasy value will receive a significant boost if he does go to a contending team, as he has just 15 saves on the season.

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

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon growing frustrated

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:14:21 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon reconfirmed his desire to pitch for a contending team Monday, July 13. "The Phillies have got to make a decision. You've got to go one way or the other," Papelbon said. "If this decision was solely on my shoulders, I would've been gone a long time ago," he added.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon has converted each of his 14 save opportunities this season, and he has a 1.60 ERA, a 2.75 FIP, a 0.98 WHIP and a 9.4 K/9 over 33 2/3 innings. Fantasy owners might be burnt, though, as Papelbon could be dealt to a team that'll utilize him in a set-up role. It is a situation to monitor, and selling high on Papelbon now isn't out of the question.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jake Kaplan