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The Phillies have agreed to sign Jonathan Papelbon, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com (on Twitter). The deal is pending a physical. The Phillies appeared to have a deal with Ryan Madson earlier this week, but talks fell through and the sides didn't complete the rumored four-year, $44MM deal.

Papelbon, 30, posted a 2.94 ERA with 12.2 K/9 and 1.4 BB/9 in 64 1/3 innings for the Red Sox in 2011, saving 31 games. He's a Type A free agent who will cost the Phillies their first round pick in 2012. If the Phillies lose Madson to another team after offering him arbitration, they'll lose one pick and gain two.

Source: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/11/phillies-to-sign-jonathan-papelbon-.html

Looks like the O's will be seeing Bard in the 9th inning next year.

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The Phillies have agreed to sign Jonathan Papelbon, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com (on Twitter). The agreement is pending a physical. The Phillies appeared to have a deal with Ryan Madson earlier this week, but talks fell through and the sides didn't complete the rumored four-year, $44MM deal.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/11/phillies-to-sign-jonathan-papelbon-.html?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=twitterfeed

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The Phillies are determined to spend a lot of money on a closer. I wonder what happens with Madsen now?

According to Rosenthal this deal is for more then the Madsen deal- 4/50. Insanity, the Phillies are going to crash hard as a franchise in a couple years.

12.5 million should be more then enough to build an entire bullpen including the backup catcher.

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Word is there is a vesting option for a 5th year.

Paps is on the wrong side of 30 as well.

They're selling out every game, so they might be able to afford this payroll for a while but they are really going about things foolishly.

At least we don't have to see that mouth that looks like a clenched butthole anymore.

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