Jonathan Papelbon


Howard Eskin Celebrates Papelbon, ‘A Bad Human Being,’ Leaving Philly

Philly radio personality Howard Eskin celebrated Jonathan Papelbon’s trade to the Nats with themed cupcakes he invited listeners to enjoy.

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Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some Tweaks

It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.



Papelbon Says He ‘Became the Scapegoat’ for Problems in Philly

Jonathan Papelbon had plenty to say about his time with the Phillies, and what he hopes to accomplish with the Nationals.



Papelbon Chasing Mariano Rivera Saves Record

Jonathan Papelbon reveals his pursuit of Mariano Rivera’s all-time saves record as the reason he wanted to remain a closer.



Mike Rizzo Calls Nats’ Prospects Giolito, Turner ‘Pretty Much Untouchable’

Mike Rizzo peels back the many layers of the Nationals’ trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon.



Papelbon Signing Puts Nats in Familiar Spot with Storen

With the signing of Jonathan Papelbon, the Nationals found themselves in familiar territory with Drew Storen.



Drew Storen Gives Brief Response After Losing Closer Role to Papelbon

It’s not entirely clear how Drew Storen feels about being demoted from closer for Jonathan Papelbon, but he’s certainly aware, as is his agent.


Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals hits during a game at Marlins Park on July 28, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nationals Land Papelbon in Trade, Fall to Marlins 4-1

The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies.



Phillies Agree to Trade Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals, Per Report

Phillies agree to trade closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals, according to Jon Morosi.



Nationals ‘Making Progress’ on Trade for Papelbon, Who Wants to Close

The Nationals are “making progress” on a deal for Jonathan Papelbon, Ken Rosenthal reports.