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Roche: On Heyman Story About Pap

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Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Boston Red Sox pitches during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on July 11, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Boston Red Sox pitches during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on July 11, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

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Not a big surprise, but Jon Heyman of SI.com wrote that the Red Sox shopped closer Jonathan Papelbon this off-season.

It’s something that we knew would happen, but Papelbon’s 2011 salary would be a problem as he is set to make 12 million dollars.

I’m sure it also may have come during a time when the Red Sox had multiple “balls in the air” as far as possible trades and/or free agent signings were concerned.

I don’t think it will affect Papelbon much as I’m sure he’s already motivated for this upcoming season after a down 2010 and with him being a free agent after the season.

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