Friday, November 11, 2011

Phils sign Thome, Papelbon

Well, the end of the 2011 season hurt a little too much to talk about. Besides, there's really nothing I could say that wasn't already said over and over again on any and every news outlet.

Fortunately, Ruben Amaro Jr. is going to work early this off-season.

After the great move to bring fan favorite Jim Thome back for what could be the last season of his illustrious career, it appears they've agreed to terms with Jonathan Papelbon to take over as closer.

It's a shame to see Ryan Madson go, but Papelbon has been dominant through most of his six years as Boston's closer.

The deal is reportedly for four years around $50 million.

More thoughts later...