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Jonathan Papelbon

  1. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos watched Jonathan Papelbon pitch Friday

    Mar 28, 2015, 11:01 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon said last month that he would be interested in a trade to the Blue Jays and it appears that the possibility might still have some legs.

  2. Brett Cecil named Blue Jays’ closer

    Mar 22, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced Sunday morning in Dunedin, Florida that Brett Cecil will open the 2015 regular season as the team’s closer.

  3. Francisco Rodriguez says he turned down more money to return to the Brewers

    Mar 14, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Francisco Rodriguez could have signed for more money elsewhere, but says that comfort and fit led him to sign with the Brewers.

  4. Brewers talking to Scott Boras about Francisco Rodriguez

    Feb 22, 2015, 10:28 PM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    The Brewers are still plenty interested in bringing Francisco Rodriguez on board. The veteran is reportedly asking for a $10 million salary.

  5. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. says trade talks for Jonathan Papelbon are “still alive”

    Feb 2, 2015, 10:39 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said that he is discussing Papelbon with more than one club.

  6. Brewers say “not much has happened lately” in trade talks for Jonathan Papelbon

    Jan 31, 2015, 12:40 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    The Brewers remain in the market for a closer, but trade talks for Papelbon don’t have much momentum at the moment.

  7. Neal Cotts has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brewers

    Jan 29, 2015, 8:02 PM EDT

    Neal Cotts AP

    Cotts compiled a 2.84 ERA in 131 appearances with the Rangers over the past two seasons.

  8. Blue Jays are on the hunt for veteran relievers

    Jan 29, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez AP

    Francisco Rodriguez? Rafael Soriano?

  9. Phillies still talking to the Brewers and Blue Jays about a Jonathan Papelbon trade

    Jan 27, 2015, 7:44 PM EDT

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    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday that the Brewers’ negotiations for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon were “definitely on life support, at best,” but it sounds like there has been some rekindling of that fire early this week.

  10. Brewers now interested in bringing back Francisco Rodriguez

    Jan 25, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez AP

    With Jonathan Papelbon likely staying in Philadelphia, the Brewers are turning their attention back to Francisco Rodriguez.

  11. Proposed Jonathan Papelbon trade to Brewers is “on life support”

    Jan 24, 2015, 7:25 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    A Jonathan Papelbon trade to the Brewers may not be happening after all.

  12. Phillies and Brewers moving closer to Jonathan Papelbon trade

    Jan 23, 2015, 10:49 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Papelbon is owed $13 million this season and will be owed $13 million for next season if he totals at least 48 games finished.

  13. The Brewers are trying to trade for Jonathan Papelbon

    Jan 23, 2015, 2:50 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Milwaukee might have found a way to spend Yovani Gallardo’s money.

  14. Chase Utley wants to go down with Phillies’ sinking ship

    Dec 19, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Chase Utley AP

    Chase Utley plans to wear Phillies red until his contract runs out.

  15. What to watch for at the 2014 Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    HardballTalk is on the scene in San Diego for baseball’s annual free agent and trade bacchanalia.

  16. Yankees not ruling out bringing back David Robertson, but are ready to move on

    Dec 5, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v New York Yankees

    With Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances at the back of their bullpen, the Yankees are prepared to move on if David Robertson doesn’t reduce his sticker price.

  17. Wanna buy Jonathan Papelbon’s condo?

    Dec 2, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Papelbon Crotch

    Would you want to live in this man’s home?

  18. No one wants to trade for Jonathan Papelbon

    Nov 30, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Jonathan Papelbon has been among the best closers in the game but the Phillies are generating very little trade interest in the right-hander.

  19. Astros showing interest in David Robertson

    Nov 23, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Reuters David Robertson

    The Astros, in the market for a top-end closer, have spoken to the agent of David Robertson.

  20. Jason Grilli a potential option for the Yankees

    Nov 21, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

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    If the Yankees can’t bring back David Robertson, Jason Grilli could be one option the club could look at.

  21. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  22. Jonathan Papelbon’s appearance on “College Gameday” was as silly as you would expect

    Oct 11, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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    Maroon suit with bow tie? Check. Cigar in mouth? Check. Carrying a bulldog? Check.

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