Jonathan Papelbon Suggests Phillies Emulate Red Sox’ Rebuilding Efforts

July 29, 2013 2:16 PM
Jonathan Papelbon Suggests Phillies Emulate Red Sox’ Rebuilding Efforts
" BOSTON (CBS) — Jonathan Papelbon is employed by the Philadelphia Phillies to close out baseball games, but it seems from his latest comments that he aspires to be an assistant general manager.

Whether or not Ruben Amaro, the Phillies’ actual general manager, wanted to hear the closer’s suggestions didn’t prevent Papelbon from letting loose his opinions on what the Phillies can do to contend again.

“It’s going to take, in my opinion, a lot,” Papelbon said, according to MLB , when he was asked what it will take for the 49-56 Phillies to turn things around. “And in my opinion, I think it’s going to have to be something very similar to what the Red Sox went through a couple years ago. From top to bottom.”

With regard to what the Red Sox did, Papelbon’s own departure was part of the turnaround process.

“I left. Carl [Crawford] left "

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