Found November 03, 2012 on
A Ryan Madson return? It's on Andrew's Wish List
As you have
probably noticed, the Phillies struggled in a couple different categories this
season, struggles they hadn't faced in some time (bullpen, defense, intense
NATITUDE). This year's free agency class is not exactly what fans want to see,
but a closer look reveals a plethora of useful players that could be available
for a pretty cheap price. In order for the team to return to a winning and
successful season, I feel the team needs to address their bullpen needs, as
well as third base and the outfield. So here is my 2012-2013 free agency wish
When he was
with the team, Madson was as close to clutch as you could be without truly
being clutch (figure that one out). His ERA was well under 2.50. His K to IP
ratio was over one. And he was giving up between 2 and 3 walks per 9 IP. He
also had 32 saves, only blowing his first late in the year. The guy is good. I
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Alright guy, Here is the Top 25 list with reports. Below is rankings as a whole. I was unable to find free chat software that looked good enough to use on the site, so I am going to have an all questions answered topic. Starting at 1pm, I will begin answering anything and everything asked. No limit on the number of questions you ask, but try to be reasonable with things too.
Ryan Ludwick would like to return to the Cincinnati Reds. The team would like him back. However, in order for that to happen, the sides are going to have to work out a new deal. Ludwick declined his $5 million option. "We talked to his agent," Cincinnati general manager Walt Jocketty said. "There's interest on both sides." Even though Ludwick opted out...
To see the other parts of the Top 25 Prospect List, click here. A reminder that there will either be a chat or an All Questions Answered topic this afternoon to answer as much as possible about the list.
5. Jesse Winker – OF – 18 Years Old – RK+
Acquired: 1st Round, 2012 Draft
The Good: Winker showed off a plus hit tools in his debut against much older competition. He has some...
One of the biggest needs heading into the offseason for the Redlegs is a more productive leadoff hitter. Cincinnati received next to no help from the guys at the top of the batting order in 2012, and that must change in 2013. To give you an idea of just how bad it was, check out the following.
The Reds ranked dead last in the majors at the No. 1 slot in average (.208), on-base...
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is once again offering offseason tours of Great American Ball Park that include the Reds clubhouse.
The two hour “VIP” tour features stops in the:
- Reds Clubhouse
- Visitors Clubhouse
- Field Level Media Interview Room
- Radio & TV Broadcast Booths
…along with all stops of the Scotts® Great American Ball Park Tour...
Ryan Madson earned $8.5M this season
without appearing in a single game
Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick and reliever Ryan Madson are officially entering the free agent market. This coming after both of them declined their respective contract options for the 2013 season on Wednesday.
The 34-year old Ludwick signed a one-year deal with Cincinnati this past offseason and he...
Wednesday night saw Peoria drop its fifth straight game as the Javelinas were defeated 6-4 by the Surprise Saguaros. Despite outhitting them 11-10, and the Saguaros committing four errors, the Javelinas were unable to come out wth a victory. The two Reds prospects who played had a nice day though.
-3B Travis Mattair went 2-4, with a strikeout in his first start.
Dominance is an appropriate term
to define the bulk of Chapman's season
The biggest question concerning Chapman heading into this season was whether or not he should be a starter or reliever. Although the Reds were once leaning toward sticking him in the rotation, injuries to Ryan Madson, Nick Masset and Bill Bray coupled with the fact that the team already had five qualified...