Report: Papelbon Traded to the Nationals for Minor League Pitcher Nick Pivetta

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Jim Bowden got so owned last deadline that he had to delete his account, so I held off on reporting any of this as actual fact until someone else confirmed – which took a while – but Jonathan Papelbon is seemingly on his way to the Nationals. The two clubs had to work out Papelbon’s role with his new team (closer) and the financials of next year (taking millions less, thought guaranteed, to leave the Phillies), but it looks like they hammered the deal out.

UPDATE: According to reports, the Phillies will acquire Nick Pivetta. Pivetta was described by the Washington Post as “a 6-foot-5 right-hander from Canada … [and] the No. 10 prospect in the system by Baseball America.” They continued, saying he isn’t “flashy” but “throws his fastball in the low-90s … commands it to both sides of the plate well, and his new curveball has improved.”

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58 Comments

  • Second July 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Yes! T shirt?

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  • Jake Dickman July 28, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    They didn’t trade papelbon. This report is incorrect. That’s why you have to wait to confirm otherwise you end up looking like an asshole

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    • Dake Jickman July 28, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      yes, they did.

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      • Jake Dickman July 28, 2015 at 11:00 pm

        No they didn’t.
        Did you hear Lebron James was killed in a car accident tonight?

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        • Djake Djackoff July 29, 2015 at 5:47 am

          But they did. They got back Philippe Aumont v2.0 – a little more control, a little less Quebec. Good times.

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  • Charles Barkley July 28, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Watch again as the Phils will fuck this trade up.

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    • Expat July 28, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      If Papelbon leaves town- mission accomplished.

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  • Josh Innes July 28, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I’m a worthless fatass

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    • Howard Eskin July 28, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      I’m just worthless.

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      • Angelo Cataldi July 28, 2015 at 6:33 pm

        Did somebody say worthless?

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        • Jim Addair July 28, 2015 at 6:33 pm

          +1

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  • Philly48 July 28, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Just a few days ago, someone’s “source” (maybe Stark) said there was no way Papelbon would go to the Nationals. Also, I didn’t expect much for Papelbon and it seems like that’s the case.

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  • wrongnessmaximus July 28, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    It’s hard to say anything decent about this crotch grabbing jackass, but the boy has done his job this year. 1.6 era, 17 of 17 on saves. OK, he’s pitched less than 40 innings, still. What do you want him to do? Save kittens from burning buildings while shitting roses?

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    • Philly48 July 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Exactly. Some writer called Papelbon the Phillies’ biggest mistake. I don’t see it. He may have been unnecessary. But trading four prospects for Pence, then trading Pence for nothing when he was under team control was a much bigger mistake.

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    • Pap smear July 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      So we got Philippe aumont in return?

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      • Howard Foreskin July 29, 2015 at 5:49 am

        This one doesn’t speak French though.

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  • Ocean July 28, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    6’5″ Canadian……… I’m having nightmares of Phillippe aumont

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    • Philly48 July 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Yep. He doesn’t sound like much of a prospect.

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  • Fantasy Harv July 28, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Killing my fantasy team. I have storen as my closer

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    • Realist July 28, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      Pick up Kenny “93 Miles” Giles

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  • Hi guys, I'm gay and a new poster! July 28, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    It’s a super hot day out here. Wearing my short shorts so my nut sack shows. Hey guys, anybody else think Marlon Anderson makes tommy Greene look like Noel Coward?

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    • Jim Adair (No Relation) July 28, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Shut up, Bob.

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    • Dan Griffoni July 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Hey biggie bigs! Call me!

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  • BRIANDAWKINS#20 July 28, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    THE PHILLIES HAVE BEEN RED HOT SINCE THE ALL STAR BREAK AND ARE MAKING THEIR MOVE TOWARDS THE WILD CARD. WHY WOULD THEY MAKE THIS TRADE??

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    • Sure Dawk July 29, 2015 at 9:53 am

      With all these wins, they are still 25 games below .500 and the worst record in MLB, but sure, they are making a move towards the wild card.

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      • Ghost of Bob July 29, 2015 at 11:49 am

        It feels like 2012 again! Those were an amazing two weeks.

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  • BRIANDAWKINS#20 July 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    TO QUOTE THE LATE GREAT CHARLIE MANUEL “ITS HITTING SEASON!”

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    • Yeah, July 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

      that’s “hittin.” charlie never met the letter “G.”

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  • radio wars freak July 28, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Is that crazy Ish that keeps calling the fanatic getting paid by Bloom and Innes ?

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    • Rev. mikey miss July 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      I heard that today with Mike Miss, that guy was creepy, what’s his deal?

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  • Jonathan Cooperstown July 28, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Say what you what about me, but I’m the only one on this sorry-ass team that’s going to end up on a plaque in upstate New York. Including Pretty Boy Cole.

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  • Who's Nick Pivetta????? July 28, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I cut meat at a butcher’s shop at 10th and Shunk when I’m not wallowing in anonymity for the Harrisburg Senators, and I just got traded for a Hall of Famer. Thank Christ for Ruben Amaro…….

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    • Howard Foreskin July 29, 2015 at 5:51 am

      Nick Pavetta sounds like washed-up NBA ref Dick Bavetta’s alias.

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  • wood yi July 28, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    mcw was traded to wip for a big daddy “last call” dvd and a bag of headphones.

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    • Tim Hauck fan July 29, 2015 at 4:03 am

      My god do I hate Big Daddy Graham. Starting to hate Brian haddad just as much.

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      • BDG July 29, 2015 at 7:16 am

        Ready for a little Quizzo, Tim? What useless “comedian” has been telling the same jokes about the Jersey Shore since 1977? How many times has a certain “comic” claimed that this is the LAST performance forever of Last Call, only to have it reappear? Named the alleged comedian that has appeared at the annual Kenso Wing Bowl with his saggy, waffly looking ass bared to the crowd? What failed funnyman has attempted to pass on his genetically unfunny brand of humor to his apparently talentless offspring? Quick – how many times has a certain radio turd wished Happy Birthday to Tom Bigby? Okay, Tim, you’re in the hopper for a WIP prize pack … two tickets to Last Call and a completely blank DVD entitled “Funniest Lines From Big Daddy Graham.”

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      • Maxie July 29, 2015 at 8:56 am

        I have hated Brian Haddad for months now. He is Josh Innes lite – not funny at all and tries to come across as some player with the women. What happened to sports people on this station?

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  • Bleue July 28, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Amaro “look, between us GM’s, I kind of need this one – I got no chance of keeping my job next year around here if I don’t win these trades”
    Nats GM “I mean, I get it Stooge, er Rube…but you kind of earned that yeah?”
    Amaro “plead the fifth, but tell me this….do you want somebody with intelligence running this ship or me pretending to know what I’m doing!?!”
    Silence….. Rube almost says something but for the first time in five years he has a good idea and follows it and let’s the silence continue.
    Nats GM “Ok, what are you offering?”

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  • Death by Em Dash July 28, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    God I’ve missed you Jim!

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  • Josh Innes smells like salami July 28, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    I’m glad he’s gone, dude was a cancer in the clubhouse.

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    • Why, because Eskin told you that July 29, 2015 at 8:15 am

      The crybaby got put in his place by Paps and couldn’t handle it.

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      • Yeah, July 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

        because if you listen to the other relief pitchers, they thought he was a good guy who helped them out.

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  • MCW July 28, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Hey BO, I’ve been working on the new 97.5 app, I think I broke it.

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    • What's trending now July 29, 2015 at 8:17 am

      MCW has the pulse of social media. As soon as she stops playing with her Barbie dolls and playdoh set she will let you know.

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  • Bill July 28, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Papelbon took millions less and demanded he get to run in the Presidents’ Race every night. Teddy Roosevelt watch your back!

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  • The ghost of Phillippe Aumont July 28, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    We got a Canadian AA pitcher for Paps? Good goin, Eh?

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  • eytan shander hates white people July 29, 2015 at 2:08 am

    This was a brutal trade as always with the phillies. They can never make a good trade that why they sux

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  • Bob July 29, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Bad trade. Pap is the games best closer. The Phils will make a run at this once chase is full bore. We will regret not having pap come playoff time.

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    • Richard Christy July 29, 2015 at 7:31 am

      I think your ass hole is full bore.

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      • Dan Griffoni July 29, 2015 at 7:37 am

        Hmmmm, tell me more.

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      • Can't afford Sirius radio July 29, 2015 at 7:39 am

        Wow, this might be Bobs worst comment of all time.

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        • andy broom July 29, 2015 at 7:41 am

          Sirius radio is a fad. It will disappear once Howard leaves.

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          • Chapman Cheverolet July 29, 2015 at 7:42 am

            Plus they charge way too much for ads. wip is dirt cheap.

          • UBER July 29, 2015 at 9:55 am

            I work less and make more money

  • Nick Pivetta July 29, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Damnit… now i have to take the turnpike from Harrisburg to Reading…. is there even a worse place to end up than Harrisburg? Oh yeah, READING!

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    • William Rhodes July 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Al’s is still right across the parking lot from the stadium. Better than City Island.

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  • Bob July 29, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Pivetta? Yummy, sounds like a hot Italian stud to me.

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  • Winston Bost September 2, 2015 at 5:11 am

    A likely-to-vest $13 million option for next season was a sticking point in trade discussions. Papelbon and the Nationals negotiated a guaranteed deal for next season – Fox Sports reported it was worth $11 million – instead of the $13 million option for 2016 the closer would have triggered by finishing 14 more games.

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