Philly radio personality Howard Eskin celebrated Jonathan Papelbon’s trade to the Nats with themed cupcakes he invited listeners to enjoy.
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.
Jonathan Papelbon had plenty to say about his time with the Phillies, and what he hopes to accomplish with the Nationals.
Jonathan Papelbon reveals his pursuit of Mariano Rivera’s all-time saves record as the reason he wanted to remain a closer.
Mike Rizzo peels back the many layers of the Nationals’ trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon.
With the signing of Jonathan Papelbon, the Nationals found themselves in familiar territory with Drew Storen.
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.
The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies.
Phillies agree to trade closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals, according to Jon Morosi.
The Nationals are “making progress” on a deal for Jonathan Papelbon, Ken Rosenthal reports.