Jonathan Papelbon isn't too happy with his team's performance. The pitcher said that the Philadelphia Phillies are going to have to clean house and start over if they ever want to be good again.
Philly.com notes that the Phillies have had a pretty rough season. They're currently 9 1/2 games out of the playoffs, seven games below.500, and have only won once in the last nine games.
Papelbon didn't come to Philadelphia for that.
The star closer said: "It's going to take, in my opinion, a lot. 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."
So why did Papelbon come to the Phillies? Oh right, that $50 million contract.
It's hard to feel bad for a guy who's making $12.5 million for pitching 60 or 70 innings a season but Papelbon definitely isn't happy with his current position. The Phillies pitcher said that he isn't ready to leave the organization but he definitely wants to see some changes.
Papelbon said: "I didn't come here for this... I would like to stay here. But if I'm going to have to put up with this year after year, then no, I don't want to be here. Why would you? Why would anybody?"
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