Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Alert The Media: Papelbon Wants Out Of Philly

Papelbon (sittingstill.net)
It's the worst kept secret in Major League Baseball: former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon wants out of The City Of Brotherly Love. Not that he doesn't like cheese-steaks, mind you, or Ben Franklin or even Rocky I, II, III, IV and V for that matter. He just wants out of the stinker of a situation that is the Phillies. Said Pap, "I think everybody knows where I'm at. I've always been straightforward that I want to go play for a contender, and I'm not going to shy away from it." When has he ever shied aways from anything? This year, the 34-year-old Papelbon is sporting a stellar 1.65 ERA and 14 saves—on one of the worst teams in baseball. While a return to Boston is highly unlikely, Ben Cherington could do a lot worse at the trade deadline.