Sometimes Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon can't help himself. The closer for the team that has set the bar in the National League for the last five years finds his attention being drawn toward the last-place team in the NL Central.

"It's kind of funny because I've already noticed some of the moves that he's made, and I've made little mental notes in my head that I thought it looked kind of familiar," Papelbon said.

"He" is Cubs president Theo Epstein, Papelbon's former general manager with the Boston Red Sox.