May
01

Playing for all the right reasons

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From the Boston Herald:

“I’m here to get my fair share of money. My main priority is to stay healthy and be able to make money, not to go out and try and hurry up and win a championship this year (at the risk of injury).

“I’ve got a lot of money to be made in this game, whether it’s with Boston or not. My goal is to make sure I’m ready to play every day and to make money, and you can’t make money if you’re sitting on the bench. That’s the way I look at it.”

Yeah, he’s a money closer alright. You can take that to the bank.

(hat tip to YF vs. SF)

Categories : Asides
  • steve

    wooow. sounds like a nice guy … heh. who actually says that to a journalist besides randy moss or TO ?

  • John

    It’s crass, but I can imagine the “Did you move to the pen to help the team?” question that set that up. Paps needs to work on his Crash Davis responces.

  • Barry

    lol he just fucked himself, good luck to ever getting a good contract again

  • Tom

    Wow, someone needs a handler

  • NBarnes

    B.J. Ryan is making about $10 a year to not be as good as Papelbon is. Anybody that says that making $325,000 when someone not as good at your job as you are is making $10,000,000 isn’t motivating is either a Mennonite or lying. Papelbon doesn’t do what he does in the pen without being aggressive to the point of near pathology, and this is just another facet of him being young, hungry, and ambitious.

    Mariano Rivera expressed basically the same sentiment before the season, about wanting a new contract. So did Curt Shilling.

    Might also ask your center fielder about the role money plays in the way baseball players think. Or your center fielder prior to that one, for that matter.

    For the record, I agree with Shilling. When a team doesn’t offer money, that’s business. When a player demands money, that’s business, too.