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Jeanmar Gomez, former Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon on Red Sox' radar

Current Philadelphia Phillies closer RHP Jeanmar Gomez, along with franchise saves leader Jonathan Papelbon who is currently a free agent after requesting his release from the Washington Nationals on August 13, are both reportedly drawing interest from the Boston Red Sox.
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5 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: The Jonathan Papelbon situation

The Boston Red Sox continue, like many teams, to go through hot-and-cold cycles, with their recent surge of seven straight wins allowing them to reclaim a playoff spot, and to pull within one game of the Toronto Blue Jays in the division. Three of those wins, however, came against the dreadful Arizona Diamondbacks, and while sweeping their foe the Baltimore Orioles is both impressive...
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David Ortiz would welcome back Papelbon 'with open arms'

Jonathan Papelbon has been quite the polarizing player throughout his major league career, and with several teams reportedly pursuing the free agent closer, the scrutiny only has heightened. But it appears Papelbon’s former teammate has his back. The Boston Red Sox are one of several teams interested in Papelbon, who was released by the Washington Nationals on Aug. 13. And...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Sheds Light On Red Sox’s Interest In Jonathan Papelbon

The Boston Red Sox haven’t just had internal discussions about possibly signing free-agent reliever Jonathan Papelbon. John Farrell has spoken to the man himself. The Red Sox manager revealed such Tuesday before Boston’s 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. He also shed light on the Red Sox’s interest in a possible reunion with the 35-year-old right-hander, who...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon says Cubs haven’t discussed Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon is expected to choose his new team among a reported several interested parties as soon as Wednesday. According to Joe Maddon, the Chicago Cubs won’t be among the potential suitors. The Cubs experienced some bullpen breakdowns over the weekend, but Maddon says he hasn’t been contacted about bringing in Papelbon, who was recently released by the Washington...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox have discussed bringing back Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon is expected to make a decision by Wednesday on where he wants to play next, and there have been some rumblings that he could return to the Boston Red Sox. John Farrell isn’t exactly denying those reports. In an appearance on MLB Network Radio, the Red Sox skipper admitted the team has had discussions about bringing Papelbon back. Farrell on Jonathan Papelbon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon Nearing Decision Amid ‘Strong Interest’

Jonathan Papelbon might soon have a new home. A source with knowledge of Papelbon’s thinking told’s Rob Bradford on Tuesday that the free-agent reliever is drawing “strong interest” from across Major League Baseball and will choose a new team within the next 24 hours. Papelbon recently was released by the Washington Nationals, who acquired closer Mark Melancon from...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon played pro-Donald Trump song in clubhouse

We already knew that Jonathan Papelbon was an opinionated and outspoken ballplayer not unlike his former Boston Red Sox teammate Curt Schilling. What we didn’t realize was that his attitude spilled over to sharing his tastes with his teammates and the press. According to a story from The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg, Papelbon would play a pro-Donald Trump song while reporters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon to be released by Nationals

Jonathan Papelbon's time in Washington appears to be coming to an end. The Washington Post's Chelsea Janes says the Nationals told Papelbon they planned to designate him for assignment, and the closer responded by asking for his outright release to speed up the divorce: Nationals came to Papelbon, told him they were planning to DFA him because they needed a roster spot, could...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker considering removing Papelbon from closer role?

Jonathan Papelbon may not be long for the Washington Nationals closer role. After Papelbon blew a save on Tuesday night against Cleveland, Nationals manager Dusty Baker seemed to call into question whether Papelbon was the solution in the role. “It’s too soon after,” Baker said of Papelbon’s role after the game, according to Mark Zuckerman of MASN. “I mean, that’s his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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