MLB Leftovers: Papelbon, Rangers, Marlins, Cubs, Padres

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out Austin Romine #71 of the New York Yankees (not pictured) with the bases loaded to end the bottom of the ninth inning on September 25, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

So far, so good. Willie Ballgame has reportedly re-signed with the Diamondbacks and no final news yet on whether the Madson/Philly deal will go through, though Troy Renk does point out that it's a market-setter and could be the starting point at which Papelbon negotiations begin:

  • @TroyRenck:
    "If Ryan Madson can get 4 years, $44-million, Papelbon could be looking at 4-year,$56 million as a free agent"

If you love good, sober analysis and a thorough take-down of a national expert by a team-specific expert, you'll love this rebuke of Rosenthal's Rangers recommendations by Lone Star Ball:

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