PHILLIES TEEING UP PAPELBON TRADE: BLUE JAYS, CUBS HAVE INTEREST

According to the well-respected Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies are willing to pay a significant portion of Papelbon’s contract. Recent trade discussions with both the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs about Papelbon are at an “impasse,” one source said.

Papelbon, 34, is guaranteed more than $8 million for the rest of this season, and his $13 million option for next season will vest if he finishes 26 more games; he has finished 22 thus far.

The trade talks hinge on a sliding scale. The Phillies are willing to pay a large percentage of Papelbon’s remaining money to land better prospects. The Jays and Cubs want to pay as little as possible in both dollars and players.

Read the Ken Rosenthal piece:

http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/philadelphia-phillies-jonathan-papelbon-trade-talks-toronto-blue-jays-chicago-cubs-061015

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