April 17, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

John Ashcroft faces criticism during speech -

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UMass football continues move in new direction in annual Spring Game -

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Student rally in support of Gordon, LGBTQ community -

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Thousands gather in Amherst Commons for 23rd Annual Extravaganja -

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Sexual violence is not ‘normal’ -

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One year after Boston Marathon bombings, UMass doctor Pierre Rouzier continues passion to help -

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Photo Slideshow: UMass United Rally -

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Get Yourself Tested at UMass -

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Library labyrinth targets stress -

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There is nothing to debate about global warming -

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UMass hits the road to take on LaSalle -

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No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse looks to extend winning streak against Richmond -

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Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive latest McCormack Executive-in-Residence -

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Got a little Irish in you? -

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UMass doctoral student awarded Soros Fellowship -

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UMass Dressage Team discusses the lesser-known sport -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Canelas: Things worth watching in Spring Game 2014 -

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‘The Walking Dead’ finale resurrects a dull season -

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Five places to study at UMass -

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UMass tennis team battles injuries as season comes to an end -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Papelbon gets questionable $2.5M pay raise

CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam has reported that the Red Sox have avoided arbitration and agreed to contracts with Jacoby Ellsbury and Jonathon Papelbon. Ellsbury will be paid $2.4 million for his work in 2011, and Papelbon will receive a $2.5 million raise from his $9.5 million salary last year to $12 million in 2011. The Tampa Bay Rays’ current payroll for its entire roster is $16.4 million.

The raise comes after the worst season of Papelbon’s six-year career. With a 5-7 record, eight blown saves and the recent signing of former closer Bobby Jenks, the raise is a huge surprise. His 2010 ERA, 3.90, was 1.25 runs higher than his previous career high, 2.65, which he posted in 17 games his rookie season. He allowed 29 earned runs, 11 more than his career worst in 2008. In 2011, he also posted career highs with seven homeruns allowed, 28 walks and 33 percent inherited base runners scored.

Papelbon, who struggled with mixing up his pitches in 2009, had a lot of trouble locating his fastball in 2010. Papelbon will be the Red Sox primary closer despite the signing of Jenks. All statistics are courtesy of Baseball Reference.

Justin Gagnon can be reached at jgagnon@dailycollegian.com.

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One Response to “Papelbon gets questionable $2.5M pay raise”
  1. T big says:

    questionable?….to one of the best closers in the league? i think not guy. watch what he does this year

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