In like ten years, when the Phillies are a good team again, this is going to be one of those moments that you look back at and say, “man we were really at rock bottom then”.
I literally don’t know what else to say to this. Papelbon practically begs to get traded, then he blows two straight saves, and does everything to confirm to already scared teams that he is a clubhouse cancer. I can’t wait until next Spring Training, when Papelbon is still on the team, when I have to hear about how he is a ‘changed man’. Again.
Props to Jim Salisbury’s follow-up question to Papelbon, though, because it had me laughing.