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Report: Orioles talking to Phillies about Jonathan Papelbon

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09:04 AM ET 12.21 | The Phillies have talked to the Orioles about Jonathan Papelbon, but they'd have to eat a lot of that contract, according to a tweet from Roch Kubatko of MASN.

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December 21, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Phils will have to pay for someone to take him.

ya think?

December 21, 2013  09:36 AM ET

I believe the guy still has $39 million due the next three years. It's not like he is a total bum pitcher, just an aarrsse. dumb to move him now, August might bring a real suitor. That summer heat gets to teams with playoff visions in their heads.

December 21, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Phils will have to pay for someone to take him.

the orioles traded their closer,now they are in search of a new closer,does this mean the orioles mess up their options??

December 21, 2013  11:02 AM ET

Rodney its available and why refuse to pay the big guy??
orioles are acting as if they were over loaded with closers!!!

December 21, 2013  11:17 AM ET

Papelbon its not worthed,the orioles should use inhouse arms instead,and why pay bigger money for already signed closer??

December 21, 2013  11:19 AM ET

if the birds are going to trade a prospect pitcher for Papelbon,then just use the rookie pitcher as your closer and the problem should be solved!!!!

December 21, 2013  02:51 PM ET

I'm not tracking with this. Didn't the O's just pick up Balfour? Nor do I see a return to the AL East as the best situation for Paps.

December 21, 2013  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'm not tracking with this. Didn't the O's just pick up Balfour? Nor do I see a return to the AL East as the best situation for Paps.

They refused to sign him after the physical.

December 21, 2013  03:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They refused to sign him after the physical.

Oh, I missed that. It's for the best. Balfour's abrasive personality would have been a hidden cost to the acquisition. But, I still wouldn't go after Paps.

December 21, 2013  03:45 PM ET

Taking on Pap isn't just a money decision.
He is such a knuckle-head he requires a lot of managing, and is always a threat to become a distraction. Just ask Tito/Terry.

December 21, 2013  08:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Oh, I missed that. It's for the best. Balfour's abrasive personality would have been a hidden cost to the acquisition. But, I still wouldn't go after Paps.

He's quite the wild card himself. You never know what silly thing he's going to say.

December 21, 2013  10:04 PM ET

O's talk to Phillies. Film at 11. Zzzzzzzzzzzz...

December 21, 2013  11:45 PM ET

Not a bad idea, all closers are nuts! !!

 
December 24, 2013  04:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Phils will have to pay for someone to take him.

Not this Lincoln guy again. What are you? 45 yrs old with nothing to do but try to be first to comment (lame comments too) on every single thing? Go pay your taxes man. Really.

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