Papelbon signs with Phillies
Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:55 PM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:25 PM
Sign K-Rod and hope he magically finds his younger self.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:37 PM
I don't see why people are blaming Ben Cherington for "letting him go". Papelbon was a UFA and we've known for years he was waiting for free agency to get the best deal for him. After last year's debacle, I don't blame him one bit for choosing to leave. We don't even have a manager or pitching coach at the moment, there's a lot of uncertainty about this team going forward. At the same time, the damn mercenary Phillies with a great team, great coaching staff, great stadium, etc. offer him a 4 year contract, I don't fault him for taking it.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:48 PM
I don't think that Heath Bell is walking through that door. If they sign Madson for less, then I'm okay with that, but Madson really just became a closer last year.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:50 PM
I concur with the subtitle, but you are a gentleman to take the responsibility! Remember, I'm still stuck with "nether orifice"~
I did combine the threads. I linked my thread to yours, which is why it grabbed your title, but seeing I must have beat you by a milli-second it used by name!
Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:56 PM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:17 PM
I'd love to see the Sox sign Broxton to an incentive laden contract. If they are truly looking for a closer, I'd want Madsen. He might be just as good as Papelbon, but much cheaper since he hasn't been a closer for more than a year. This is a buyers market for relief pitchers and the Phillies overpaid to get their first choice.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:32 PM
Broxton would be a nice idea. You could then have Broxton, Jenks, and Bard fight it out. I wonder who wins in a fight between 2 fat guys and a skinny guy. If Bard ends up being the closer, then this team reaaaalllly needs a shutdown set-up man.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:37 PM
I think it's a combination of this and the fact that we wants to be the closer for a contending team that plays before a packed house every night. The only 2 options were staying put and going to Philly.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:33 PM
Sox would save some money (as presumably, Madson would get paid less). And the teams would swap 1st round picks and gain a supplemental round pick each.