Jonathan Papelbon#58, RP, Philadelphia
- November 23, 1980
- Birth Place:
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Mississippi State
- 2003 4ᵗʰ round by the Boston Red Sox
— Player Notes
Advice: As Haudricourt notes, the situation is complicated, as Papelbon is owed $13 million in 2015 and carries a $13 million vesting option for 2016 should he finish 48 games. He has a no-trade clause, so he may ask for the option to be fully guaranteed in order to accept a deal. If the Brewers are unable to work out a deal for Papelbon, they could still look to Francisco Rodriguez as a fallback.Rotoworld
Advice: The Brewers and Phillies have been talking for weeks, but recent reports have suggested that the momentum toward an actual swap has died. The Jays' interest seems a little fresher. Papelbon is owed $13 million in 2015 and carries a $13 million vesting option for 2016 should he finish 48 games. The veteran reliever has a no-trade clause and may ask Milwaukee or Toronto to make that option guaranteed if a deal gets close. For what it's worth, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is still hearing that the Blue Jays' interest in Papelbon is "extremely limited."
More: MLBlogsWed, Jan 28 Rotoworld
Advice: "It doesnt appear theres any momentum to it right now," said Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. "It could be revived later, I guess, but right now theres nothing happening. "Whatever traction there was seems to have dissipated." Haudricourt said the main issues remain Papelbon's no-trade clause and a vesting $13 million option in 2016, part of which the Brewers would ask the Phillies to pick up. At this point, someone will have to give some ground to make a deal work.Rotoworld
Advice: That's quite a change from Friday, when the deal was said to be basically complete. The hangup seems to be money, as the two sides hadn't agreed on how much money the Phillies would pick up in a potential deal. If the Brewers don't deal for Papelbon, it's unclear if he'll be changing addresses this offseason.Rotoworld
Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal indicated earlier Friday that a deal wasn't close, but based on Stark's report it appears it could be coming together quickly. Papelbon would need to waive his no-trade clause in order to be shipped to Milwaukee, but Stark says that won't be an issue. Papelbon is owed $13 million in 2015 and has a $13 million vesting option for 2016 should he finish 48 games, but the reliever would want the option picked up in order to agree to a trade.
More: Jayson Stark on TwitterSat, Jan 24 Rotoworld
Advice: The option would vest with 48 games finished -- a number Papelbon has reached in every one of his full seasons -- but having it guaranteed would protect him should he get injured. Rosenthal says the Blue Jays' interest in the closer is "very limited," so at this point it sounds like he'll either be traded to the Brewers or stay put. Papelbon has not yet been asked to waive his no-trade clause, so it doesn't appear a deal is close yet.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterFri, Jan 23 Rotoworld
Advice: Rosenthal notes that both clubs are on the reliever's no-trade list and he has yet to agree to waive the clause for either team. While Rosenthal agrees with Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan (who was first to report the Papelbon/Milwaukee news) that talks between the Phillies and Brewers have picked up in recent weeks, he says a deal is "not close" to going down at this point. Papelbon is owed $13 million in 2015 and has a $13 million vesting option for 2016.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterFri, Jan 23 Rotoworld
Advice: It's really hard to see why the Brewers would go after Papelbon when Francisco Rodriguez is still sitting out there in free agency. Perhaps the Phillies would pay down Papelbon's $13 million salary to a comparable level to what Rodriguez will get, but if that's the case, they'd probably want solid prospects in return. It'd be a lot easier for the Brewers to just re-sign the guy who saved 44 games last year or, if he's being too stubborn, move on to fellow free agent Rafael Soriano. If the Phillies trade Papelbon, they could sign one of the veteran closers as a stopgap. Everyone would love to see Ken Giles get the job, but considering the arbitration salaries of closers, it could be considerably cheaper for the Phillies in the long run if they spend a few million to keep him in a setup role this year.
More: Jeff Passan on TwitterFri, Jan 23 Rotoworld
Tuesday, March 3 - (Preseason)
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Head-to-head vs. NY Yankees
|Career vs. NYY||46||0||0||6||19||4||0||0||0||49.0||37||24||21||6||27||66||3.86||1.31||.204|
|Home (this year)||38||0||2||2||19||2||0||0||0||39.0||26||9||9||2||8||44||2.08||0.87||.187|
|Day (this year)||18||0||0||1||12||1||0||0||0||18.0||13||4||4||0||2||17||2.00||0.83||.206|
|Last game vs. NYY||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.1||0||0||0||0||0||4|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Sep 26||Atl||W 5-4||SV||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||3||39||4||0||66.1||2.04|
|Sep 24||@Mia||W 2-1||SV||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||3||38||4||0||65.1||2.07|
|Sep 14||Mia||L 4-5||L||1.0||4||4||4||0||1||1||2||3||37||4||0||64.1||2.10|
|Sep 13||Mia||W 2-1||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||2||37||3||0||63.1||1.56|
|Sep 12||Mia||W 3-1||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||2||36||3||0||62.1||1.59|
|Sep 9||Pit||W 4-3||SV||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||2||36||3||0||61.1||1.61|
|Sep 6||@Was||W 3-1||SV||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||2||35||3||0||60.1||1.64|
|Sep 5||@Was||W 9-8||SV||1.0||2||1||1||0||1||1||2||2||34||3||0||59.1||1.67|
|Sep 1||@Atl||W 7-0||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||33||3||0||58.1||1.54|
|Aug 30||@NYM||W 7-2||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||2||33||3||0||57.1||1.57|