Jonathan Papelbon's updated no-trade list for 2016
#Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon has submitted his updated no-trade list for 2016, with several changes. It includes the following 17 teams where he can block a deal:
ARI, ATL, BAL, CIN, COL, CWS, HOU, KC, LAD, MIA, MIL, MIN, OAK, PIT, SEA, TEX, TOR
Conversely, Papelbon can be traded to the following 12 clubs without his permission:
BOS, ChiC, CLEV, DET, LAA, NYM, NYY, PHI, TB, STL, SD, SF
Papelbon's list includes one notable change to the 2015 list reported by ESPN.com earlier this week: The Yankees have gone from a blocked team to a club where he can be dealt without his consent. (Whether the Yankees have any interest is an entirely different matter).
Also, Papelbon can be traded back to the Phillies without his permission. But given the way his tenure in Philadelphia ended, that would be the shocker of the winter.
The no-trade list simply adds to the numerous other challenges Washington GM Mike Rizzo has in trying to move Papelbon this offseason.