Phillies trade closer Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals – SI.com


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Phillies trade closer Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals
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The Philadelphia Phillies have traded closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals, the teams announced on Tuesday. In return, the Phillies received minor-league righthander Nick Pivetta. The Nationals also announced they agreed to a contract …
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Phillies Trade Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports confirms a report initially from Barry Svurluga of the Washington Post: the Phillies have agreed to trade closer Jonathan Papelton to the division rival Washington Nationals for minor league pitcher Nick Pivetta (as reported by MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki).

Pivetta, 22, was recently promoted to Double-A Harrisburg after 15 quality starts with Single-A Potomac. With Potomac, he registered a 2.29 ERA with a 72/29 K/BB ratio across 86 1/3 innings. He made two decent outings with Harrisburg and one poor outing, resulting in a small-sample 7.20 ERA with a 6/9 K/BB ratio in 15 innings. The Nationals took Pivetta in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post wrote recently of Pivetta’s adjustment in his first taste of Double-A competition.

Here’s what MLB.com‘s Jim Callis wrote of Pivetta at the time the Nationals signed him:

#Nationals sign 4th-rder Nic Pivetta for $364,300. New Mexico JC RHP, 90-93 to 97, flashes plus slider & changeup, New Mex commit. #mlbdraft

— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 20, 2013

MLB Network Radio’s Mike Ferrin suggests Pivetta has a ceiling as a number four starter. ESPN’s Keith Law gave his seal of approval as well. Pivetta’s minor league stats don’t portray a hurler who can miss bats with regularity and nor has he displayed anything better than average control. But he’s still young for the level at which he’s playing, so he still has plenty of time to develop. If the Phillies were to get a #4 starter in return for Papelbon, that’s not a bad get. Kyle Kendrick filled a similar role for years and, while he wasn’t anybody’s idea of great, he soaked up a bunch of innings which in itself has value.

The Nationals, of course, are getting one of baseball’s best closers and a likely future Hall of Famer. Papelbon has put together one of the best seasons of his career this year, earning the save in all 17 chances while compiling a 1.59 ERA and a 40/8 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings. One of Papelbon’s requirements was that he must close for his new team, so he will be displacing current Nationals closer Drew Storen, who has also put together a terrific season.

It’s not known yet how much money the Phillies are including in the deal. Papelbon is owed the remainder of his $13 million salary for the 2015 season. The Nationals guaranteed his 2016 option for $11 million, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

All-in-all, it’s a deal which works out well for both sides. The competitive Nationals make a significant upgrade in their bullpen, and the rebuilding Phillies get a potentially useful pitcher who has a better-than-average chance to be a contributor in the coming years. Gear up, because there are likely more trades to be made in the next few days.

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Phillies agree to deal sending Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals

The Jonathan Papelbon saga is over. The Philadelphia Phillies finally pulled the trigger on trading their closer, agree to deal him within the NL East to the Washington Nationals for AA pitcher Nick Pivetta. Interestingly enough, as part of the agreement, Papelbon will be Washington’s closer in 2015 and his option for 2016 will become guaranteed.

Source: the Phillies will receive Double-A right-hander Nick Pivetta for Jonathan Papelbon.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 28, 2015

 
The 34-year old Papelbon is having a great year for the Phillies, saving all 17 of his opportunities, pitching to a 1.59 ERA in 39 2/3 innings, striking out 40, and walking just eight. But Papelbon hasn’t been happy as the Phillies have careened down the NL East standings, and had been demanding a trade all season. Papelbon *will* end up as the closer in DC, displacing Drew Storen.

Source: Under terms of trade agreement, if completed, Papelbon will close for #Nationals and be signed for 2016….

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Report: Jonathan Papelbon will be traded, possibly to Nationals

The Philadelphia Phillies are not going to make Jonathan Papelbon suffer any longer. According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies are going to trade Papelbon. However, it is unclear if the team will find a suitor for him before the trade deadline on Friday at 4 p.m. or if the veteran reliever will be…Read More

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LA Dodgers Rumors: Cole Hamels, Yasiel Puig Trade Denied with Philadelphia … – Sports World Report


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With the MLB trade deadline looming, all attention has shifted to Cole Hamels who put on an excellent showcase on Saturday for scouts as he tossed a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs. The Philadelphia Phillies have had Hamels on the market for some …

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Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies Preview, Sunday 7/26, 1:20 CT – Bleed Cubbie Blue


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Jonathan Papelbon will be traded … somewhere

The Jonathan Papelbon saga is approaching its close. According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, the unhappy Phillies closer will be traded this week to a still unknown suitor.
You wouldn’t know it from the scorn lobbed Papelbon’s way, but he’s actually pitched quite well this season. In 39 2/3 innings, he’s pitched to a 1.59 ERA, punching out 40 and walking just eight. He’s also saved 17 games for a wretched Phillies team without blowing one. Of course, he *is* making $13 million this season, and a $13 million option for 2016 is just a few games away from vesting.
Where could Papelbon end up? Well, the Washington Nationals somewhat shockingly have interest, despite the presence of closer Drew Storen.

Sources: #Nationals making progress on acquiring Papelbon from #Phillies. Papelbon has said he will only approve deal if he can close.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2015

 
The Cubs and Blue Jays also have interest, via MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki.

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Report: Phillies want “best offer” for Hamels by Wednesday

According to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark, the Phillies have told teams that they want their “best offer” for left-hander Cole Hamels by Wednesday.
Once the “best” deal is on the table, the team will have until 4 p.m. on Friday to make a decision on where to trade him, or to even trade him at all.
The Phillies have been in discussions with a number of teams, but according to ESPN’s sources, about half of the talks have been initiated by the Phillies in an attempt to see if certain teams are willing to move prospects that were previously untouchable.
“Clubs speaking to the Phillies believe they have reached the stage where they’re attempting to “work through” all their options with ownership and are “trying to decide what they want to do,” according to Stark’s sources. However, those teams believe the Phillies intend to deal their ace before Friday’s 4 p.m. ET trading deadline unless they decide none of the offers brings them enough in return, whereupon they would resume trying to trade

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Phillies want 'best' offers for Cole Hamels by Wednesday – ESPN


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The Philadelphia Phillies have told several teams interested in acquiring Cole Hamels that they’d like to get their “best” offers by Wednesday, sources told ESPN.com. The team would then make a decision about where — and whether — to trade him.
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Series Preview: Phillies at Blue Jays

The Phillies travel north of the border for a quick two-game series vs the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The multi-use facility has a retractable dome, but with beautiful weather expected this week, both games will likely be played with the roof open. The series is sure to be spiced with not only interesting baseball, […]

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