Papelbon to return to Red Sox bullpen as closer
I could never figure out why they waited this long, or by whose logic putting Timlin in the spot and moving Papelbon into the starting rotation made any sense. As a rookie Papelbon was a monster coming out of the bullpen, and the injury worry reasoning was idiotic; put the kid on a strict, intensive offseason workout regime, dial it down but keep him on it during the season (and don't overwork him) and the problem's fixed.
Timlin wasn't gonna bring the fear to anyone trotting in from the bullpen looking to slam the door. The kid? Totally different story.
I wonder how long it will take before I loathe seeing Papelbon's face?