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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