Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 7 days ago

Papelbon allowed a hit and struck out one during a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Nationals to earn his 14th save of the season.

The 34-year-old is now 14-for-14 in save opportunities and lowered his ERA to 1.82 after Sunday's performance. The only thing working against Papelbon's fantasy stock is a lack of chances for a terrible Phillies team, but a trade seems likely at some point this season and could provide a boost for his owners.

Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 4 weeks ago

The Phillies have spoken to the Blue Jays about Papelbon recently, CSN Philadelphia reports.

This isn't the first time the two sides have discussed Papelbon. He can block a trade to Toronto, but said earlier this year that he would waive his no trade rights to go there. Papelbon's contract remains the biggest stumbling block to a deal. He needs to finish just 26 more games this season for his $13 million option for 2016 to vest. He will likely require that money to be guaranteed up front to accept a trade to any team on his no trade list. Ken Giles will take over closing duties in Philly if Papelbon gets dealt.

Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 1 month ago

Papelbon picked up his 12th save of the season Sunday with a scoreless inning against the Giants.

The Phillies are one of the worst teams in the league this season, so save chances have been limited for Papelbon. He has made his opportunities count and is now a perfect 12-for-12 in save chances.

Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 2 months ago

Papelbon struck out two in a perfect ninth to pick up his 11th save of the season Wednesday against the Rockies.

Papelbon is now 11-for-11 in save opportunities this season to go along with a pristine 1.50 ERA and 0.89 WHIP. He also has an impressive 23:4 K:BB ratio in 18 innings of work this season.

Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 2 months ago

Papelbon worked a perfect ninth inning of Saturday, striking out two, to notch his ninth save of the season.

He's now got a 1.13 ERA and 18:4 K:BB ratio in 16 innings on the season. The Phillies continue to hold out hope that another team will be willing to overpay for Papelbon in a deal, but at least he isn't doing anything to hurt his trade value in the meantime.

Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 2 months ago

Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to pick up his seventh save of the season.

Papelbon, who is now the Phillies' all-time saves leader with 113, got some help from Jeff Francoeur who gunned down the potential tying run at home plate. He is a perfect 7-for-7 in save opportunities this season.

Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 2 months ago

Papelbon (illness) allowed a solo home run, but retired the rest of the hitters he faced to pick up his fourth save of the season Sunday.

Papelbon, who missed time recently due to an illness, has a 1.23 ERA and a 7:1 K:BB ratio in 7.1 innings this season.

Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 2 months ago

Papelbon missed Friday's game due to an illness, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

It is unclear if Papelbon will be available Saturday. He has three saves and has not allowed a run in 6.1 innings this season.

Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 3 months ago

Papelbon picked up his third save of the season Saturday, striking out one batter in a perfect ninth inning.

He's doing nothing to hurt his trade value so far, as Papelbon has allowed just a single baserunner through his first 4.1 innings of the season.

Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 3 months ago

Papelbon collected his second save of the season with a clean ninth inning to protect a 4-1 Phillies' lead in their win over Washington on Friday night.

He would love to be traded, the Philadelphia fans would love to see him go, and the rebuilding team would love to accommodate both if they could find someone willing to take on some of his robust salary. Until that happens, he'll likely the remain the closer while set-up man Ken Giles waits patiently to step in.