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Jonathan Papelbon "Encouraged"; Says Phillies Poor Play Not Ruben Amaro Jr's Fault

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For once Jonathan Papelbon may have said the right thing.  Instead of suggesting he go play for a contender and that he didn't join the Phillies for "this", Papelbon offered a positive comment today when appraoched by reporters.  The Phillies made no moves on the July 31 trade deadline.

Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News tweeted:

Further, the Phillies' poor play is not Ruben Amaro Jr.'s fault:

One must wonder what the Phillies players are thinking right now.  They must know that they are not good enough.  They probably enjoy each other's company; they may even be too comfortable.  They may all get to get to stay together for some time.

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