There's been talk for some time now that the Philadelphia Phillies are looking to rid themselves of closer Jonathan Papelbon's contract. Consider ESPN.com's Buster Olney's tweet a few weeks back, "Folks who've talked with PHI say they're EXTREMELY motivated to move Papelbon."
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