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Papelbon: Phillies Lacked Leadership In 2012

Feb 23, 2013 11:17 AM EST

Jonathan Papelbon made it known on Friday that he felt the Phillies lacked leadership during a disappointing 2012 campaign.

"Since I've been here, I haven't seen any leadership," said the closer, who signed with Philadelphia before last season. The team was coming off a 102-win season, but they went just 81-81.

"It was an all-around leadership void from A to Z," Papelbon said. "From being a vocal leader to being an off-the-field leader to being an on-the-field leader to everything. You can't just point your finger at what type of leadership was missing. It was the whole part of the equation. Our team identity is formed by that leadership."

Via Associated Press