Monday, March 21, 2011

Papelbon To Texas Back On?

With the Rangers contemplating moving phenom Neftali Feliz from closer to starter, the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo raises the question of whether the Papelbon to Texas trade might be resurrected. Clearly, Pap has not wowed the powers that be this Spring (an over 12 ERA) and he will likely be gone after this season anyway. The key is how confident the Sox brass are in Daniel Bard (backed up by Bobby Jenks). Also, with Papelbon's value at a pretty low ebb, the Red Sox would have to get back more than just prospects for what Papelbon still possesses in potential.

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