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Closer thinks team is saving too much

Jonathan Papelbon figures to make more than $550,000 and much less than $900,000 when his contract is finalized. At this point, a long-term deal seems out of the question. Jonathan Papelbon figures to make more than $550,000 and much less than $900,000 when his contract is finalized. At this point, a long-term deal seems out of the question. (J. Meric/Getty Images)
By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / March 5, 2008

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With virtually no leverage in his contract situation, Jonathan Papelbon will probably end up with a 2008 salary north of Bobby Jenks's $550,000 and quite south of the $900,000 Ryan Howard got when the Phillies slugger had about the same service time. (Full article: 1110 words)

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