Neumeier jumps into The Show's Papelbon debate

Neumeier jumps into The Show's Papelbon debate
July 2, 2013, 9:00 am
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The Red Sox may be in first place in the AL East right now, but they still have plenty of question marks as the All Star break approaches.

Near the top of that list is their closer -- or lack thereof -- situation. The Sox currently have 38-year-old Koji Uehara closing out games, while Andrew Bailey has struggled and Joel Hanrahan is out for the year, but it's possible an established closer could be on their radar as the trade deadline looms. 

That answer could be none other than Jonathan Papelbon, and Bob Neumeier made his case for the Sox to bring back their former closer when he joined The Show's debate on the Red Sox closer situation.

"This team is right there," Neumeier said. "They're leading the league in runs and ops, they've got a good starting pitching staff, they've got a major hole in the closer role. Get on the phone, Ben Cherington, and get Jonathan Papelbon here as quickly as possible." 

For more from this debate, check out the video above.