Jonathan Papelbon#58, RP, Washington
- November 23, 1980
- Birth Place:
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Mississippi State
- 2003 4ᵗʰ round by the Boston Red Sox
— Player Notes
Advice: Everything went according to plan. Former closer Drew Storen entered in the eighth inning and struck out two of the three batters he faced, then handed the 1-0 lead over to Papelbon, who worked a scoreless final frame while striking out one. Storen might not be happy about losing his job, but if he can set aside his personal feelings, the Nationals' new combination for the eighth and ninth could be lethal. Prior to the trade, Paps was pitching to a 1.59 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 innings. He's now a perfect 18-for-18 in save chances between his two teams.Thu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Advice: He'll slide into the closer role for the Nats, pushing Drew Storen to the eighth inning. Papelbon also agreed to drop his 2016 salary from $13 million to $11 million in order to have the vesting option exercised, so he's under contract through next season. Ken Giles will take over as the Phillies' closer.Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Advice: MLB.com's Todd Zolecki says the Phillies will receive pitching prospect Nick Pivetta in the deal. Papelbon is expected to take over as the Nationals' closer, pushing Drew Storen into a setup role. The reliever agreed to drop his 2016 salary from $13 million to $11 million in order to have the vesting option exercised.
More: Jon Morosi on TwitterTue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Advice: Bowden adds that the Phillies' return will be a Double-A pitcher. It sounds like an official announcement is coming soon on this deal. Papelbon has said that he wants to remain a closer and his no-trade clause allows him to uphold that demand, so Drew Storen is going to take a big hit here for fantasy purposes.
More: Jim Bowden on TwitterTue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Advice: Papelbon has said that he won't waive his no-trade clause unless he gets to remain a closer, so he's presumably going to push Drew Storen out of the ninth-inning role in Washington. Papelbon, who's making $13 million this year and carries a $13 million vesting option for 2016, owns a sparkling 1.59 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio through 39 1/3 innings this season.
More: Barry Svrluga on TwitterTue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Advice: This presumably means that something is close. At issue with Papelbon is that he has a no-trade clause and has said that he wouldn't sign off on a deal unless he closes. Of course, the Nationals already have an All-Star closer in Drew Storen. Papelbon's contract includes a $13 million vesting option for 2016, which he could want guaranteed as part of the deal.
More: Todd Zolecki on TwitterTue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Advice: It was reported last week that the Phillies didn't have any traction in a trade involving Papelbon, with his $13 million vesting option 2016 complicating matters. However, things have apparently changed over the past week, including a report that the Nationals are "making progress" on a deal. It sounds like there should be a resolution soon.
More: CSNPhilly.comTue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Advice: Papelbon has said that he would only waive his no-trade clause if he's sent to a team where he would close, so there's a chance Drew Storen could be moved back into a set-up role. However, the Nationals could sweeten the pot if they guarantee his $13 million vesting option for 2016.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterTue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Advice: This is an important distinction, because Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports had reported Friday that the Nationals could have interest in the right-hander if the Phillies were willing to eat a large portion of his remaining salary. He certainly wouldn't supplant Drew Storen in the ninth inning there, making a match unlikely.
More: Jim Salisbury on TwitterSat, Jul 25 Rotoworld
Tuesday, August 4
7:05 PM EDT FSAZ, MASN
Head-to-head vs. Arizona
|Career vs. Ari||19||0||2||0||13||0||0||0||0||18.1||16||2||2||1||2||22||0.98||0.98||.235|
|Home (this year)||24||0||2||0||12||0||0||0||0||26.0||19||5||4||4||4||26||1.38||0.88||.202|
|Night (this year)||22||0||1||0||10||0||0||0||0||23.1||18||6||6||2||3||27||2.31||0.90||.212|
|Last game vs. Ari||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.0||2||1||1||1||0||1|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Aug 3||Ari||L 4-6||-||1.0||2||1||1||1||0||1||2||1||18||0||0||41.2||1.73|
|Jul 30||@Mia||W 1-0||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||18||0||0||40.2||1.55|
|Changed team from Phi to Was|
|Jul 24||@ChC||W 5-3||SV||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||17||0||0||39.2||1.59|
|Jul 22||TB||W 5-4||W||2.0||1||0||0||0||1||1||2||1||16||0||0||38.2||1.63|
|Jul 20||TB||W 5-3||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||1||16||0||0||36.2||1.72|
|Jul 18||Mia||W 3-1||SV||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||15||0||0||35.2||1.77|
|Jul 17||Mia||W 6-3||-||1.0||2||1||1||1||0||0||1||1||14||0||0||34.2||1.82|
|Jul 7||@LAD||W 7-2||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||14||0||0||33.2||1.60|
|Jul 5||@Atl||W 4-0||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||14||0||0||32.2||1.65|
|Jul 2||Mil||L 7-8||-||2.0||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||14||0||0||31.2||1.71|