Its Time.....Who is going to replace Papelbon

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    The Sox should try to sign Paps, but not if it breaks the bank. No athlete should be deemed not replaceable in my mind. Bard is not the answer either. However, I like the idea of giving Bard a shot at becoming a starting pitcher though.
     
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    Signing Paps is not going to break the bank. The Lackey ad Crawford signings might be bad, but that is no reason to push Paps out over one or two million.
     
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     I thought that, except for his last couple of outings, Papelbon had a terrific year. Until the very end it looked as though he had learned that all fast balls all the time wouldn't work, especially in the AL East. Before the guy is unloaded I'd like to know whom we're getting and how he's better than Paps. I certainly don't want to hear anymore of the Bard-as-closer talk after the collapse he had in the late-season.
     
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    If Boston allows Papelbon to leave and Soriano opts out, look for the Yankees to offer Papelbon a similar contract. Remember, Mariano Rivera is retiring after next season. Paps might love to spend a year under Rivera's wing learning to throw that cutter before taking over.
     
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    If Boston allows Papelbon to leave and Soriano opts out, look for the Yankees to offer Papelbon a similar contract. Remember, Mariano Rivera is retiring after next season. Paps might love to spend a year under Rivera's wing learning to throw that cutter before taking over.
    Posted by Pass-the-hubris-please


    Nobody can learn how to throw that cutter, it is a gift from God.  If the Sox are smart they would keep Papelbon he is a very good closer.  As for the Yanks it appears that Robertson is the heir apparent.
     
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    Bard is not a closer just check out his save record for the past 4 out of 16. He is NOT a closer.
    Posted by JimfromFlorida


    You can't hold a setup man to that criteria - when he's successful he usually gets a 'hold' not a 'save', and that has been the case in 84 of his 99 career appearances, which is nearly on par with Papelbon.  And remember, he has been far more likely to enter the game with men on base.  Chances are you don't even see Bard in games where the Sox have a 3-run lead.
     
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    If Boston allows Papelbon to leave and Soriano opts out, look for the Yankees to offer Papelbon a similar contract. Remember, Mariano Rivera is retiring after next season. Paps might love to spend a year under Rivera's wing learning to throw that cutter before taking over.
    Posted by Pass-the-hubris-please


    It's hard to imagine Soriano opting out - he hasn't done anything to improve his stock.
     
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    In Response to Re: Its Time.....Who is going to replace Papelbon : It's hard to imagine Soriano opting out - he hasn't done anything to improve his stock.
    Posted by slomag


    But we can hope, can't we? 



     
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    In Response to Re: Its Time.....Who is going to replace Papelbon : It's hard to imagine Soriano opting out - he hasn't done anything to improve his stock.
    Posted by slomag


    ..just responding to the previous threads, continuing the extrapolation of hypothetical premises posed.
     
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    Re: Its Time.....Who is going to replace Papelbon

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    If Boston allows Papelbon to leave and Soriano opts out, look for the Yankees to offer Papelbon a similar contract. Remember, Mariano Rivera is retiring after next season. Paps might love to spend a year under Rivera's wing learning to throw that cutter before taking over.
    Posted by Pass-the-hubris-please


    Agree that if Papelbon isn't resigned by the Red Sox he will probably be signed by the Yankees.  It will be a sad day when Rivera retires.  He is one of my and many other MLB fans favorite players.  He will definitely be missed. 
     
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    Re: Its Time.....Who is going to replace Papelbon

    Why would the Yanks sign another reliever? In order for this to happen, Soriano would have to opt out of his contract. Since it is unlikely anyone would offer him a 10 million plus, multi-year deal at this point, it is unlikely that Soriano will risk the security.

    And let's remember the Yanks have young allstar David Robertson. He of the 1.08 ERA, 13.5 K/9 and 3.9 WAR.

    Paps is not going to NY to be a 7th inning pitcher.

    If Boston doesn't sign him, they will regret the move.
     
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