Jonathan Papelbon wants to win. He’s never felt like a Phillie. He still feels like a member of the Red Sox in his heart. And Ruben Amaro just might just turn Papelbon back into the man he once was. according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:
Right now, and it may change, we’re not sure the Red Sox have a closer they can depend on. Koji Uehara’s velocity is down about 3 miles per hour across the board with his splitter and fastball. The Phillies are trying to hook the Red Sox on bringing back Jonathan Papelbon.
Cafardo might want to double check that his source is not just Papelbon faking Ruben’s voice on the phone. But if the call went, “Hi, this is definitely Ruben Amaro and I’m bad at my job doop doop doop, want Papelbon derp?” then you know it was Ruben.
Can we trade them Hamels as well?