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Buyer beware with Papelbon

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07:22 AM ET 07.05 | The bullpen market took a hit with Jesse Crain suffering a shoulder strain -- though quality arms remain available. Jonathan Papelbon: It's still unclear whether the Phillies will even trade Pap, but might a team that acquires him be making a mistake? Papelbon's 1.99 ERA and .565 opponents' OPS are impressive. But his trends aren't necessarily good, considering that he is earning $13 million per season through 2015, with a $13 million vesting option for '16. Papelbon, after averaging 11.15 strikeouts per nine innings from 2007 to '12, is down to 7.67 per nine this season, and his swing-and-miss percentage is at a career-low level. His ERA on May 28 was 0.92. Since then, it???s 3.75, and he has blown four saves in 10 opportunities.

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July 5, 2013  08:05 AM ET

The team that acquires Papelbon will at least be getting someone who can tell you who belongs/does not belong in the All Star Game.

July 5, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Don't pitcha him against The Mets!!!!!!

July 5, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The team that acquires Papelbon will at least be getting someone who can tell you who belongs/does not belong in the All Star Game.

I'd like to see Puig in the all star game, rather than Papelbon.

July 5, 2013  09:30 AM ET

No red blooded Phillies fan wanted him on the team to begin with.

July 5, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'd like to see Puig in the all star game, rather than Papelbon.

That's funny. Me too.

July 5, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'd like to see Puig in the all star game, rather than Papelbon.

So would I. I responded on the Scioscia thread about why....... but it is just an opine.....

July 5, 2013  10:03 AM ET

If the Bucs,Reds, and Cards keep up their pace the Phils only chance of making the playoffs is by catching the Braves for the division title and if not finding a buyer to take on his contract.

July 5, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

So would I. I responded on the Scioscia thread about why....... but it is just an opine.....

I just love the energy that kids like Puig, Harper and Trout bring to the game.

July 5, 2013  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That's funny. Me too.

Me too. I wish Papelbon would just shut his hole. Puig has really been a breath of fresh air this year. I hope the kid makes it.

July 5, 2013  04:11 PM ET

Ok so we will put Ike Davis in The All Star Game!!!

July 5, 2013  10:30 PM ET

The ASG has been a joke since fans started voting. Today it's just a beauty contest for ballot box stuffers, so why not put in any flavour-of-the-month player?

 
July 6, 2013  12:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The ASG has been a joke since fans started voting. Today it's just a beauty contest for ballot box stuffers, so why not put in any flavour-of-the-month player?

Right on !

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