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07:17 AM ET 05.29 | Jonathan Papelbon reminded Red Sox Nation, to the tune of boos, just how valuable he could be on Tuesday. According to a major league source, [Papelbon] has the Red Sox as one of the eight teams on his no-trade list. The fact Papelbon has included the Red Sox on his eight-team list shouldn't come as a surprise considering most players pick big market clubs when identifying which teams they would need to give permission to be traded to. ... While Papelbon wouldn't comment on his no-trade clause, the Philadelphia closer wouldn't rule out one day pitching in Boston again. (Although it should be noted, he remains currently perfectly content with the Phillies.) "Yeah, I could see myself in Boston," he told WEEI.com. "I could see myself pitching in New York. You know me."

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May 29, 2013  07:27 AM ET

Pap can see himself pitching on the moon--doesn't mean it will happen.
Same old space shot!

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May 29, 2013  08:39 AM ET

It's all about the money, not the city or the uniform.

May 29, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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It's all about the money, not the city or the uniform.

Eh. That's a two-way street. It's just as rare for a team to show loyalty to a player when it doesn't serve their needs as it is the other way around.

I'd go wherever the money was too.

May 29, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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Eh. That's a two-way street. It's just as rare for a team to show loyalty to a player when it doesn't serve their needs as it is the other way around.I'd go wherever the money was too.

Even to Beirut?

May 29, 2013  08:57 AM ET

The Phils have shown loyalty to Paps Mr. foot my giving him a no-trade clause in his contract.

May 29, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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Even to Beirut?

Depends how much money...

You bring up a good point, though. The most money regardless of other circumstances would not be 100% of the decision. There are plenty of other 'quality of life' factors that I'd consider, but loyalty to a team wouldn't be one of them unless that team had done something special for me.

May 29, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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The Phils have shown loyalty to Paps Mr. foot my giving him a no-trade clause in his contract.

What?

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May 29, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Speaking of relievers ... last night was the first time in his career that Mariano River blew a save without recording an out. That's unreal.


It also cost my fantasy team 6 points. %$#@*&^%!!!!!!

May 29, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Depends how much money...You bring up a good point, though. The most money regardless of other circumstances would not be 100% of the decision. There are plenty of other 'quality of life' factors that I'd consider, but loyalty to a team wouldn't be one of them unless that team had done something special for me.

I hear ya!

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May 29, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Speaking of relievers ... last night was the first time in his career that Mariano River blew a save without recording an out. That's unreal.

That guy is a machine.

I'm going to miss watching him pitch.

May 29, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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Depends how much money...You bring up a good point, though. The most money regardless of other circumstances would not be 100% of the decision. There are plenty of other 'quality of life' factors that I'd consider, but loyalty to a team wouldn't be one of them unless that team had done something special for me.

I would agree with that

May 29, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Speaking of relievers ... last night was the first time in his career that Mariano River blew a save without recording an out. That's unreal. It also cost my fantasy team 6 points. %$#@*&^%!!!!!!

And althoug I am a Yankee fan, it also cost my fantasy opponent's team that same 7 points. Yahoo!

May 29, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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I also heard (but not sure of accuracy) that Wright is the only player to have caused the blown save for Mariano twice (he drove in the tying run). Would think someone on the Red Sox must have done this twice, but apparently not.

You're talking about a guy who has over hisi entire career done some unbelievable stuff throughout his career. We may never see the likes of a closer like him again in our lifetimes.

May 29, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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That guy is a machine.I'm going to miss watching him pitch.

Me too ... as long as it's not pitching against the Rays. That I can do without.

May 29, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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You're talking about a guy who has over hisi entire career done some unbelievable stuff throughout his career. We may never see the likes of a closer like him again in our lifetimes.

I would agree. He's pretty much unique.

 
May 29, 2013  09:47 AM ET

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