Jonathan Papelbon

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Ryan Madson Injured: The Reds Lose Their Closer for the Season

    ​Ryan Madson, the biggest offseason free agent acquisition for the Cincinnati Reds, has a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), and will miss the entirety of the 2012 season as he recovers from having Tommy John surgery. Madson has spent the last nine seasons -- the whole of his career, in fa ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Jason Motte: Crazy? Awesome? Or Crazy Awesome?​You know, it's kinda funny how sometimes you fail to really recognize something right in front of your face, even when it's sort of a big deal. So it was for me. I was watching the Cardinals last night, watching Edwin Jackson allow eleven base runners in five and a third ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    ESPN Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack

    Amy Winehouse, formerly a professor of physics at Cambridge, is seen here after an hour of ESPN's baseball coverage. ​Just when I thought ESPN couldn't possibly get their baseball any more wrong than they already have, they surprise me and go beyond all previous levels of craptitude just to prove ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    The Year of the Collapsing Closer

    ​When people look back at the Yankees' 2009 World Series Championship (it's going to happen, sadly; get used to the idea), there will be talk of Alex Rodriguez finally breaking through and becoming the clutch genius we all knew he had locked away inside him, or Derek Jeter leading the Yanks to the ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009
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    March 13, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: Loudmouth Jonathan Papelbon

    Amazingly, just this past week, a story actually came along that got everyone to stop talking about Alex Rodriguez, even if only for a moment or two. The source of such distraction was the Boston Red Sox. More specifically, it was the closer for the Boston nine, Mr. Jonathan Papelbon, giving hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    What Fans Already Knew: A Red Sox vs. Cardinals Review

    The St. Louis Cardinals took two of three from the World Champion Boston Red Sox this weekend. This, after getting swept by the god-awful Kansas City Royals a few days before. I wanted to know if the Cardinals were a team that just played to the level of the competition, and what we saw this weeke ... More >>