Found January 13, 2012 on We Should Be GM's:
PLAYERS: Ryan Madson
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
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.

Source: Ryan Madson Signs One-Year Deal With Cincinnati Reds for $8.5 Million

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. Madson saved 32 games in 34 chances last year for NL East champion Philadelphia. was the first to report the right-hander's agreement with Cincinnati. The contract is subject to a written agreement and...

More on Ryan Madson

David Schoenfield, over at ESPN’s SweetSpot, agrees with us about the newest Red, Ryan Madson; it’s a great pickup for the Redlegs: Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty may be too old to do a backflip, but he may be attempting one right now. This is how you build a good team in a small market with a limited budget: Sign one of the better closers in the game for a one...

Broad Street Radio Episode 15: Sixers, Ryan Madson, Flyers Goalies

Broad Street Radio returns at 5pm to discuss the Sixers playing incredible basketball, the Flyers goalie situation, and the Ryan Madson contract fiasco. All of that and much more. Listen here. Broad Street Radio is a joint venture between Drew Cohen of Buzz On Broad and Kyle Scott of Crossing Broad.

Jonah Keri Likes the Reds Off-Season

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. The lead: 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...

Madson's Strange Trip Through Free Agency

Ryan Madson certainly took a circuitous route to getting a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds. It could still work out for Madson, but a one-year deal is well below what it was thought the Phillies former closer would get on the open market.

Tom Verducci: As Ryan Madson learned, teams are limiting payouts to closers

As the postseason showed, guys who can save games in the ninth inning aren't hard to find, which is just one reason why closers aren't valued as highly as before, writes Tom Verducci.

Liscio's Bakery Has New Face

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.

Sizing Up the Reds Potential '12 Bullpen

Bray and the rest of the Reds bullpen will strike fear in the hearts of many a batter. With the announced signing of Ryan Madson (although a contract is yet to be formalized), the Reds have all but formulated their bullpen for the upcoming 2012 season. What at one time looked to be a certain weakness going into the season, with the departure of Francisco Cordero, and the plans...

McCoy: Reds continue to focus on pitching

When last years disastrous season concluded for the Cincinnati Reds, general manager Walt Jocketty sifted through the wreckage and made a quick determination. His team for certain needed quick fixes in one location: pitching, pitching, pitching. And he has spent the winter doing just that, using more than super glue to make the fixes. First he added starter Mat Latos via trade with...

The 2012 Philadelphia Phillies seek to improve, not fall in NL East

Another member of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies departed the team, not unexpectedly, when Ryan Madson signed a one-year $8.5 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds. The MVP of the 2008 Phillies World Series champions?The latest word on Cole Hamels in the media is that the Phillies are seeking a one-year deal. Not good for the long term.Cole Hamels is rumored to gain...

Could Francisco Cordero Make Sense for Phils?

With Ryan Madson in Cincinnati, Francisco Cordero remains the only healthy, available closer in a market that opened the winter with 13 savers looking for 15 jobs.The 36-year-old Cordero manned the ninth for the Reds from 2008-11, saving 38 games per season with a 2.96 ERA. His WHIP with Cincy was a mediocre 1.30 and his ratio of strikeouts-per-nine (7.6) to walks-per-nine (4.1)...

On Ryan Madson: Parsing Boras’ comments

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...

The Latest News, Notes & Links

Happy Saturday everyone. I hope you're keeping nice and toasty wherever you may be. Here's the latest news, notes and links coming out of Reds camp -- and believe me there's a lot of it: **The Reds attempted to add more bullpen depth today with the announced signings of lefties Ron Mahay and Clay Zavada. Both players were inked to minor league contracts with an...
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