The Potential Papelbon Deal with the Brewers is Dead

Just a few days ago, Phillies fans awoke with a flutter of joy in their chests because we all thought Jonathan Papelbon might be traded. Oh what a joy it would have been, to send away a clubhouse cancer and all-around douchebag to clear a spot for Ken Giles to step into the closer role. But just yesterday, we talked about how hard it will be to move Papelbon because of Ruben Amaro’s ridiculous, vesting option-laden contracts, and it looks like the Brewers caught on.

According to Matt Lombardo, Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin thinks the deal dead. “It doesn’t appear there’s any momentum to it right now,” Melvin said. “It could be revived later, I guess, but right now there’s nothing happening. Whatever traction there was seems to have dissipated.”

Ken Rosenthal’s piece on Papelbon’s contract mentioned that Paps might find a more interested suitor if it becomes apparent that his 2016 vesting option won’t activate, but that would likely require him to wear the Phillies’ red pinstripes for at least a few more months. We’re already going to have to deal with bad baseball, and that’s okay, but more Paps? Get him out of here. Please?

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12 Comments

  • poopymcgee January 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    look at the bright side…the phillies won’t ever need a closer because they’ll never be winning so we won’t have to even see pap smear and his ugly face.

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    • RubenSux January 27, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      “Of course I fucked this up”–RAJ
      Fuck you Rube

      Reply
  • Gay Baseball Fan January 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    NOBODY CARES!!

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    • i agree January 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      all those idiots who tried to say that this was a “baseball town” during the last 6-7 years are exactly that. people only GAF about the phillies when they’re winning.

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      • Murray from Mayfair January 27, 2015 at 2:42 pm

        Agreed and besides the National League will be owned by my Dodgers anyway.

        GO DODGERS!!!

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      • SH January 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm

        This isn’t unique to the Phillies in this town.

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  • Bob January 27, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I care. Baseball is not dead!!!!

    Reply
  • johnmatrix January 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    And its any diffrent for the eagles when they go 4-12 for 5 years? fuck you. yous are all front runners

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    • Thanks Jimmy January 27, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      GFR

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  • Fuck it January 27, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Who cares if it is a football town, baseball town, 4 for 4 or whatever the fuck. I’m only worried about what I root for. That’s the problem with people, they are too Concerned about what others are doing.

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  • WTF January 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    are the Phillies smoking? Ruben Amaro keeps proving to be inept at most things GM related. FIRE HIS ASS before it’s too late!!! Actually he has pushed this club so far backwards that it’s probably too late already.

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  • RubenSux_ January 27, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    “As long as I have old man Monty’s c_oc_k far down my throat, I ain’t goin nowhere”–RAJ

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