Papelbon calls out reeling Phillies

Just two years removed from the National League Championship Series and three from their second straight World Series trip, the Philadelphia Phillies find themselves 49-56 and on the list of deadline sellers. Think this sits well with outspoken closer Jonathan Papelbon? You guessed it: No. "I definitely didn't come here for this," he said. It's safe to say Phillies fans feel similarly.

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  • Which of these struggling big-market franchises is in the worst shape?

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  • Do you have a problem with Jonathan Papelbon speaking out angrily ("I didn't come here for this") on the Phillies' struggles?

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  • When will the Phillies next make the playoffs?

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  • Which of these Philadelphia teams will make the playoffs first?

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