Last night, he gave up a hit, walked two batters and got the save without giving up a run.
Paplebon will be good, but he won't have another seven-inning stretch like he had to begin the season to garner the HoF hype.
Without decreased dominance, the idea of Foulke returning the role of keeping the closer job warm for Craig Hansen will seem plausible again.
Also, as the idea of Lenny DiNardo starting 25+ games for a play-off contender solidifies, the idea of Papelbon moving into the rotation will also seem plausible.
Getting Foulke on the cheap is a wise move.