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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Salisbury: Jonathan Papelbon has harsh words about ex-Phillies teammates

Proven dumbass.

“I don’t know if I got a bad rap here or whatever, but I can promise you I was far [from] the bad guy on this team,” Papelbon said before Monday night’s game. “I was one of the few that wanted to actually win, and I was one of the few that competed and posted up every day.”

That’s pretty harsh criticism, accusing former teammates of not wanting to win and of not competing.

Papelbon would not name the teammates that he believed did not “post up” every day. When pressed, he essentially generalized his comments and pointed to the team’s rebuild and the coming and going of young players.

“I say it as a team,” Papelbon said. “If you don’t have a team atmosphere that’s put together that coincides with winning, you know?

“You’ve got one guy going down to Triple A, one guy’s coming back from Triple A next week. You’ve got different positions every week. That to me wasn’t a formula for winning, you know? We just had too many non-regular guys in there, and granted, we did get hurt, but we didn’t have the personnel, the leadership, the A to Z to win. It was felt all throughout the clubhouse and it was felt all throughout the stadium, I believe.”

Who gets the blame for that?

“I think the blame goes all the way from the front office all the way down to the bat boy,” Papelbon said. “When you don’t have an organization that wants to win, it’s pretty evident and they go out and publicly say, ‘We’re not going to win.’ So what more, you know what I mean?”

Papelbon was asked why he did not try to lead more during his time with the Phillies.

“I did. I did. I tried to do certain things,” he said. “I tried to bring certain things to attention that would make us better and it just seemed like everything I brought to attention whether it would be with another veteran or pitcher or infielder or outfielder or another veteran guy, it was like, to me, I was never accepted in that, ‘Hey look, this guy wants to help our team and make us be better,’ way. They just kind of all let it fly by the wayside and never really paid attention to what I had to say.”

JE (Jason) Posted: September 15, 2015 at 12:20 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: dumbass, jonathan papelbon, nats, phillies, proven closers

Saturday, September 12, 2015

SI: Nats’ Drew Storen slams locker shut, breaks thumb, likely out for season


Washington Nationals reliever Drew Storen will likely miss the remainder of the season after slamming his locker shut and breaking his right thumb, according to Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post.

Storen allowed a two-run home run to Yoenis Cespedes in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s 5–3 loss to the Mets that put New York ahead 4–2. After the outing, he slammed his locker shut out of frustration and sustained the injury.

JE (Jason) Posted: September 12, 2015 at 06:35 PM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: drew storen, dumbass, injury, nationals, nats

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

AA: Noah Syndergaard might have killed Yunel Escobar without even hitting him

The most incredible thing I’ve seen in a while.

JE (Jason) Posted: July 22, 2015 at 05:14 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: injury, mets, nats, noah syndergaard, yunel escobar



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