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Off The Bench:
The Cincinnati Reds just signed Ryan Madson to a one year, $8.5 million deal in what is being called one of the best offseason free agent signings in recent memory. I personally think it’s a great move not because of Madson’s pitching superiority, but because it solidifies the Reds bullpen to finally allow Aroldis Chapman to start. The Madson signing gives the Reds a very good setup/closer combination going into 2012. Sean Marshall was brought over from the Cubs earlier in the offseason and he’s a guy with a 2-something ERA the past two years. Mat Latos was brought over to be a top of the rotation starter. Boom. The Reds are improved from last year when they lost 83 games. Wanna know the move that will put them over the top? Finally allowing Aroldis Chapman and his golden left arm to dominate hitters every fifth day.
Chapman was signed to a 6-year $30 million deal to be a starting pitcher. He started for the Cuban National team and dominated hitters who were wholly ...
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The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to sign closer Ryan Madson pending a physical examination, a major league source confirmed to FOXSports.com.
Madson likely will be the Reds closer, after saving 32 games with a 2.37 ERA for the Phillies last year. Philadelphia replaced Madson early in the free-agent period by signing Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year, 50 million contract.
Ryan Madson, who had helped the team win the 2008 World Series, as well as reach the World Series in 2009, and the playoffs since 2007, is now a Red, as he had on Wednesday signed a one-year contract with the Reds worth $8.5 million dollars.Madson, who had been a member of the Phils since 2003, began as a starter, before being placed in middle relief, than becoming the team’s eighth...
Dead Calm. Ryan Madson without a care in the world, moments after fishing partner Jonathan Papelbon went missing.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) It seemed innocent enough; The Philadelphia Phillies former closer taking the high priced free agent who took his place out on the high seas for some fun in the sun.
Ryan Madson thought he was a shoe in for the...
The Cincinnati Reds continued their bold offseason by signing the top free-agent closer on the market – Ryan Madson – late Tuesday night.
And the Reds didn’t just land the best closer available, they got him at a relatively cheap rate. Multiple reports say that Madson inked a one-year contract that will pay him $8.5 million guaranteed, and gives him the potential...
Free-agent closer Ryan Madson and the Cincinnati Reds reached an oral agreement on an $8.5 million, one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal.
It’s not just us. Grantland’s Jonah Keri has nothing but praise for Walt Jocketty’s off-season moves – particularly the Ryan Madson signing.
Here’s what we knew about the pitching market heading into this offseason: There were exactly zero elite free-agent starting pitchers available, and roughly 83,000 closers. Any time there’s little separation in talent...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:41 pm ET
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and Uber agent Scott Boras are at odds right now.
Both men have disagreed on what led then-Phillies closer Ryan Madson to sign a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. He signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the team.
The Cincinnati Reds have signed former Phillies closer Ryan Madson to a one-year deal, according to a source.
Ryan Madson's signing with Cincinnati leaves Liscio's Bakery without a face for their advertising campaign. Or does it? Those business savvy Italians were quick to ink Hunter "Good game, let's go eat" Pence to take over for Mad Dog. Suddenly I'm starving for a cannoli.
The Reds have agreed to sign Ryan Madson, Jon Heyman of SI.com tweets. Scott Boras represents the right-hander, who figures to become the closer in Cincinnati's new-look bullpen.
Madson posted a 2.37 ERA with 9.2 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 and a 48.8% ground ball rate in 60 2/3 innings for the Phillies in 2011. The 31-year-old saved 32 games in his first full season as a closer. Last week 17...
Madson's agent, Scott Boras, says that the Phillies and Madson had a deal and then the Phillies decided to sign someone else.Ruben Amaro, Jr., the Phillies' GM, sharply disagrees but doesn't want to get into a public dispute with Boras.Whom do you believe?The story I heard was that Madson and the Phillies had agreed in principle on a four-year, $44 million deal and then...
Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. and super-agent Scott Boras are having a skirmish of words regarding the Phillies' non-signing of closer Ryan Madson. Boras seems to be saying the Phillies reneged on their offer of $44 million over four years, while Amaro says, "there never was an agreement."
Obviously, since Madson is now a Cincinnati Red, Amaro is correct...