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MLB executive: Jonathan Papelbon is 'untradeable'

The Washington Nationals might have a hard time finding suitors for closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon has been the subject of trade speculation since about the time he choked Bryce Harper in the Nationals’ dugout toward the end of the regular season, but CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman wrote last week in his “Inside Baseball” column that Washington has a problem if it wants to deal...
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Who wants Jonathan Papelbon?

After some waffling, it appears the Washington Nationals do in fact want to be done with the short-lived Jonathan Papelbon experiment. Papelbon came in, divided the clubhouse, melted down, caused Drew Storen to melt down, and incited a near-brawl by throwing at Manny Machado‘s head more than once, all while forcing the Nationals to guarantee […]
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nats plan to keep Papelbon, think he can ‘play nice’

The Washington Nationals aren’t going to move Jonathan Papelbon, at least that’s what they’re saying through back channels. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the Nationals don’t intend to trade the polarizing closer, despite the fact he got into a dugout altercation with star outfielder Bryce Harper during a late-season game. Additionally, the Nationals plan on...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon bought $2.9M home in DC on Sept. 14

    Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon recently purchased a rather expensive home in the D.C. area. Can you say bad timing? According to the Washington Business Journal, Papelbon and his wife Ashley closed on a $2.9 million home in Belle Haven on Sept. 14. The five-bedroom house was assessed at $1.5 million. Why might that be an issue? As you have probably heard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper, Jonathan Papelbon brawl in dugout

    Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon got into a fight in the Nationals’ dugout on Sunday, almost metaphorically capturing the disappointment and frustration with the team’s season. Papelbon came into the game during the eighth inning after Washington blew a 4-2 lead to the Phillies and got the final out of the inning. He was in the dugout for the top of the ninth and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon suspended for throwing at Manny Machado

Major League Baseball on Friday announced that Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended three games and is subject to an undisclosed fine for “intentionally throwing in the head area” of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. WSH RHP Papelbon has received a 3-gm suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Manny Machado...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Papelbon blames everyone but himself for the Phillies losing

Jonathan Papelbon is back in Philadelphia with the Washington Nationals, and he’s not exactly being careful with his words. Here’s what Papelbon said before Monday’s series opener at Citizens Bank Park, via’s Todd Zolecki. “If I say something I mean it,” Papelbon said. “I’m not going to take anything back that I’ve ever said or did because I believe...
Via The Outside Corner
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon thinks he became ‘scapegoat’ for Phillies

Jonathan Papelbon is finally free of the miserable baseball situation in Philadelphia, years after he begged to be traded. Now he says his willingness to speak about the poor situation in Philly — coupled with being a big earner on a bad team — made him the scapegoat in the big city. Papelbon, who on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon will be traded … somewhere

The Jonathan Papelbon saga is approaching its close. According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, the unhappy Phillies closer will be traded this week to a still unknown suitor. You wouldn’t know it from the scorn lobbed Papelbon’s way, but he’s actually pitched quite well this season. In 39 2/3 innings, he’s pitched to a 1.59 ERA, punching out 40 and walking just...
Via The Outside Corner
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon to Phillies: 'S*** or get off the pot'

Jonathan Papelbon has seemingly wanted out of Philadelphia since the day he signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the team after the 2011 season. While speaking at the site of the MLB All-Star Game on Monday, the 34-year-old reiterated that he wants to be traded. When Papelbon was asked about wanting to play for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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