Discussion

Jonathan Papelbon learns from best

On and off the field, Red Sox closer follows Mariano Rivera's path

Updated: February 17, 2010, 1:27 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jonathan Papelbon makes no secret of how much he admires Mariano Rivera's track record on the mound. It may be a coincidence, but he also appears to have adopted a strategy similar to Rivera's when it comes to negotiating contracts.

"He's got five [World Series] rings," Papelbon said of the Yankees' closer. "That speaks for itself. Everybody else that's a closer out there is pretty much chasing him."

So far, Papelbon has one ring to his name. His record streak of ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

  • Saturday Night Live
    Justin Masterson beat the Orioles on Monday -- can he do it again tonight in Baltimore and improve to 3-0?

MORE MLB HEADLINES