Source: Phils eyeing Jonathan Papelbon

Updated: November 11, 2011, 1:41 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The Philadelphia Phillies continued to show "serious" interest in longtime Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon on Friday, as momentum toward a deal to bring back their incumbent closer, Ryan Madson, was disintegrating.

One source told ESPN.com that there was "serious interest on both sides" in a deal that would bring Papelbon to Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, another source said he now believes that an agreement with Madson, which had seemed close earlier in the ...

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