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Celtic AL
10-24-2011, 01:48 PM
Who will sign Paps & how much?

AI
10-24-2011, 02:15 PM
I'll go with Rangers, they'll let Wilson walk and move Feliz to the starting rotation. My guess is about 3 years $32.25M

Celtic AL
10-24-2011, 02:32 PM
for some reason he ends up with the cubs. 4 years 42 mill

Yankee Clipper
10-24-2011, 02:42 PM
I'll go with Rangers, they'll let Wilson walk and move Feliz to the starting rotation. My guess is about 3 years $32.25M

I'm envisioning the same scenario.

Pinstripe pride
10-24-2011, 02:55 PM
back with the sox after bards lack luster preformance down the strech

Jeffy25
10-24-2011, 02:57 PM
I don't see anyone really going after him. He is a strange situation. He was over-rated, now he is under-rated, which is simply amazing. But I think he sticks in Boston.

Phaneuf3
10-24-2011, 03:02 PM
I think he'll sign with the Jays (not saying I want him as the closer necessarily) for 3 years 27 million

B'sCeltsPatsSox
10-24-2011, 03:29 PM
I really want the Red Sox to bring him back. I'm not comfortable with Bard yet and Paps did pretty good this season.

I think he'll sign with the Jays (not saying I want him as the closer necessarily) for 3 years 27 million

He's definitely going to want more than that.

Yankee Clipper
10-24-2011, 03:37 PM
I think he'll sign with the Jays (not saying I want him as the closer necessarily) for 3 years 27 million

Considering his previous contract was at 12 million, it's probably safe to say he will demand more than that.

Jeffy25
10-24-2011, 03:47 PM
I don't think there is anyway that AA would be that stupid.

long ball
10-24-2011, 03:49 PM
I think he ends up back in Boston for a pretty penny. More than I would want my favorite team in invest in a relief pitcher.

scottythegreat1
10-24-2011, 07:54 PM
If Boston pays him, he sill stay...I dont know what is happening in Boston, theres too much going on right now to state anything.

If they dont pay him, he will go to the Cubs, Texas or Toronto.

If Boston WANTS TO bring him back (very likely)....5 years and 65 million...If he goes elsewhere...3 years and 28 million. Yes! Boston will pay him more if they want him back...he wont get a better deal there.

ImThatDude
10-24-2011, 08:16 PM
Yankees, 5th inning guy.

mttwlsn16
10-24-2011, 08:52 PM
god anyone but the yankees please
do not want him
at all

Dcup
10-25-2011, 01:57 PM
I think he ends up back in Boston for a pretty penny. More than I would want my favorite team in invest in a relief pitcher.

Eric Gagne style?

RTL
10-25-2011, 02:05 PM
Has Papelbon given any indication that he wants to go back to Boston? I haven't really followed the situation that close.

Gabbert4TheWin
10-25-2011, 02:22 PM
Im not going to lie I could really see the Rays in on Papelbon

Pittz
10-25-2011, 02:36 PM
Has Papelbon given any indication that he wants to go back to Boston? I haven't really followed the situation that close.

He has given indication that he wants to get paid.

Vincent33
10-25-2011, 02:40 PM
Boston has nobody to assume the closer role and Paps has been pretty consistent in that role the last half decade or so. I think Boston re-signs him.

Super.
10-25-2011, 02:42 PM
I can't see Boston letting him go

GasMan
10-25-2011, 03:22 PM
I can see him leaving only because he hasn't gotten the respect he thinks he deserves (Mo level) from the fans and FO the last couple of years. I can see plenty of teams willing to help drive up the price if Boston does decide to make him an offer he can't refuse.

Jeffy25
10-25-2011, 03:24 PM
Boston has nobody to assume the closer role and Paps has been pretty consistent in that role the last half decade or so. I think Boston re-signs him.

Bard

But I think Pap will re-sign as well

Jeffy25
10-25-2011, 03:25 PM
Im not going to lie I could really see the Rays in on Papelbon

What in the Rays history indicates that they or Friedman, would be so stupid as to sign Papelbon and forfeit a draft pick?

Vincent33
10-25-2011, 03:42 PM
Bard
But I think Pap will re-sign as well

That's what I thought heading into this season as well. A lot of Sox fans were probably thinking that Bard would take over for 2012, letting Paps leave and getting Type A compensation, but even though Bard was overworked this season, I wouldn't be comfortable handing him the closer role for 2012.

ne3xchamps
10-25-2011, 06:41 PM
red sox, 4yr/45M.

ne3xchamps
10-25-2011, 06:42 PM
Bard

But I think Pap will re-sign as well

I for one am not too confident with bard becoming a closer... yet. that's why I think the sox resign paps.

dtmagnet
10-25-2011, 07:34 PM
I don't think anyone would give up a first round for him.

Halladay
10-26-2011, 05:40 AM
I think he'll sign with the Jays (not saying I want him as the closer necessarily) for 3 years 27 million

He'll get more and I sure hope AA wouldn't sign a closer to ridiculous money. Signing closers is death in MLB. I don't want another BJ Ryan. Closers should be found internally and I think this is true for just about every team in baseball, especially since the Jays have arguably the best farm around.

Cano-Montero...
10-26-2011, 08:06 AM
Bold prediction...He ends up with the Phillies.... :)

heysuckit
10-26-2011, 09:39 AM
phillies 4 years 50 million....phillies have quite a bit of money coming off the books...and i could see someone overpaying for madsen...

heysuckit
10-26-2011, 09:42 AM
Bard

But I think Pap will re-sign as well

several people have said the sox might make Bard a starter....and jenks is a possibility to close...as well as the seemingly endless FA options...broxton, madsen, krod, etc. etc.

Ezio
10-26-2011, 10:08 AM
If the Cubs move Marmol then he's a possibility for them.

twentysix
11-15-2011, 08:58 AM
Double post.

twentysix
11-15-2011, 08:59 AM
phillies 4 years 50 million....phillies have quite a bit of money coming off the books...and i could see someone overpaying for madsen... Wow, spot on!