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Washington Post 6 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: Jonathan Papelbon says he ‘kind of became the scapegoat’ with Phillies

Fresh off a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his first save with his new team Thursday, Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon joined Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on 106.7 The Fan on Friday to discuss his move down I-95. The former Phillie said coming to D.C. was an “easy decision” and he’s excited to team with former Nationals closer Drew Storen to lock down leads in the late innings.Read full article >>
MetsBlog Jul 30, 2015

In case you missed it: Trade news and rumors from around the N.L. East

The Nationals acquired Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies for RHP Nick Pivetta and $4.5 million. As part of the deal, Papelbon was told he’d be the closer for Washington, with Drew Storen becoming his setup man. The Phillies finally agreed …
Washington Post Jul 30, 2015

DC Sports Bog: F.P. Santangelo defends Jonathan Papelbon against his haters

If you’ve already made up your mind about job-stealing, number-demanding Nationals pitcher Jonathan Papelbon, there’s probably not much the former Red Sox and Phillies closer can do or say to change that.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Jul 30, 2015

Papelbon aiming for saves record, hopes to co-exist with Storen

New Nats closer Jonathan Papelbon addressed several subjects on Wednesday, including why he waived his no-trade clause and what his presence now means for Drew Storen.
Washington Post Jul 30, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Nats fans weren’t happy Jonathan Papelbon took Doug Fister’s number

Jonathan Papelbon joined the Nationals in Miami on Wednesday after the former Phillies closer was acquired in a trade for minor league pitcher Nick Pivetta.Before Washington’s 7-2 win, the team announced that Papelbon would wear No. 58, the same number he’s worn for every game of his MLB career. Doug Fister, who previously wore No. 58, would switch to No. 33.Read full article >>
philly.com Jul 29, 2015

New Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon 'happy to be free'

The Phillies all-time saves leader said it was time to move on from the 'frustration' he experienced in Philly.
Washington Post Jul 29, 2015

Nats Journal: Jonathan Papelbon joins the Nationals: ‘I feel like it’s a new life’

The Nationals new closer walked explored his new clubhouse Wednesday afternoon, his new Nationals T-shirt already cut off above the navel, sleeves torn off to reveal tattooed arms and torso. The lockers in the visitor’s clubhouse don’t have names on them, just numbers, and Jonathan Papelbon’s was labeled with No. 58, the number he was given as a Red Sox rookie and vowed then to make special. He had to compensate Doug Fister, who switched to No. 33 Wednesday, to wear it. He would not say how much it cost him.Read full article >>
Baltimore Sun Jul 29, 2015

Nationals land Papelbon in trade, fall to Marlins 4-1

The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Game 99: Nats at Marlins

Jonathan Papelbon has officially joined the Nationals in Miami. Sammy Solis has been optioned to Class AAA Syracuse to clear a spot on the roster for the new closer. And Doug Fister has changed uniform numbers to accommodate Papelbon, going from 58 to 33. Fister will be showing off the new threads right away, taking…
Washington Post Jul 29, 2015

DC Sports Bog: There’s clearly one thing the Philly Daily News will miss about Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies in November 2011, the largest total package for a relief pitcher in baseball history. Papelbon lived up to the deal, saving a Phillies record 123 games before he was traded to the Nationals on Tuesday, but he never endeared himself to the fans in the City of Brotherly Love.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 29, 2015

Nats Journal: The ripple effects of the Nationals’ trade for Jonathan Papelbon

Maybe the dust has settled some on the Nationals’ complicated trade with the Phillies for Jonathan Papelbon, though it likely hasn’t. The addition of Papelbon caused a lot of ripples within the organization, from Drew Storen to the rest of the bullpen to the future. Colleague Barry Svrluga captured the Storen-Papelbon dynamic well, but we’ll explore some left-over implications of what happened and what is to come:Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 29, 2015

DC Sports Bog: The Nats fan’s guide to loving (or at least tolerating) Jonathan Papelbon

The Nationals upgraded their bullpen by trading for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon on Tuesday, a move that bumps fan favorite and all-around good guy Drew Storen from his ninth-inning role to eighth-inning setup duty.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 29, 2015

Jonathan Papelbon, not Drew Storen, should be the Nationals’ closer

The Nationals did what everyone thought they should do and bolstered their bullpen. It just wasn’t in the way most were expecting — instead of getting a pitcher who could bridge the gap between one of their starters and incumbent closer Drew Storen, they went out and got his replacement, acquiring closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies.Read full article >>
MASN Sports Jul 29, 2015

Zimmermann on loss to Marlins and trade for Papelbon - Byron Kerr

Jordan Zimmermann on loss to Marlins and trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon

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