Found November 09, 2011 on Sports Illustrated:
Ryan Madson is in serious discussions with the Phillies on a multiyear deal.

Happy Madson’s Great Turnaround

“The game speeds up on Madson sometimes. He doesn’t get to the same comfort level. There’s a little anxiety in there. The ninth inning is a little different than the eighth. There’s been a lot of solid eighth-inning guys who just haven’t been able to pitch the ninth, then one day they learn how to do it. Ryan Madson is Ryan Madson. What did he do, take a crash course in...

Phillies Re-Sign Madson, But Overpay in the Process

On the heels of signing Jim Thome last Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies have made their second big move of the 2011 offseason, re-signing closer Ryan Madson. But the cost for Madson is already causing jeers for GM Ruben Amaro across the internet - four years for $44 million, with a $13 million option for the fifth year. The reaction on Twitter has been harsh, and it's been brutal...

Phils Trying To Sign Ryan Madson And Chasing Michael Cuddyer

As of yesterday, the Phils were on the brink of resigning Ryan Madson to a 4-year deal worth $44 million with a fifh-year option at $13 million. Now, today you hear that management may have stopped it from happening, a report from Scott Miller CBS Sports. David my boy, please tell me this is not [...]

Talks between Phillies, Madson heat up

Sources confirmed Monday night that talks between the Phillies and free-agent closer Ryan Madson have ratcheted up, although it is unknown if the sides are any closer to a deal.

Phillies Make Madson Priority

It looks like the Philadelphia Phillies are doing something a lot of their phans thought they wouldn’t, they’re making an aggressive push to resign closer Ryan Madson. At least that’s according to Jayson Stark of ESPN. @jaysonst: #Phillies are making “strong push” to re-sign Ryan Madson. More to come in Rumor Central Personally, I’m not surprised. Madson...

Madson, Phillies 4-Year Deal On Hold?

(PHOTO: UPDATE, Nov 9, 4:20 pm: Ken Rosenthal of is now reporting that a deal between the two sides was never done and pending approval. He says those reports were premature. Multiple sources are telling him that no deal was ever reached, although last night multiple reports had the two sides awaiting the approval of David Montgomery. Another wrinkle into a...

Phillies and Ryan Madson agree to four-year deal

The Philadelphia Phillies' GM, Ruben Amaro Jr., and Ryan Madson have agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated Tweets.  The deal is awaiting the approval of the Phillies' CEO before it can become official.

Madson Deal Collapses, Nationals May Have Interest

Ruben Amaro Jr. along with agent Scott Boras and Ryan Madson all thought they had a new contract set-in-stone.  A third party, however, has halted the signing from occuring.'s Tim Brown was one of the first to report Tuesday night of the potential deal that would sign Madson through the 2015 season with an option for an additional year. The night progressed with...

Report: Phillies May Remain Interested in Jonathan Papelbon as Ryan Madson Deal Hangs in Limbo

Ryan Madson might not be returning to the Phillies after all. The reported $44 million, four-year deal the closer signed with the team still has not been approved by team executive David Montgomery, according to Sports Illustrated. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro and agent Scott Boras reportedly reached a deal on Monday, but have been waiting to hear back from Montgomery for...

Free Agency: Madson, Papelbon, Burrell

Is it the end of the road for Burrell? (PHOTO AP)–Yesterday, we heard from Jon Heyman of that the Phillies and Ryan Madson had agreed to a four year, $44 million deal with a fifth-year option. All that was left was for David Montgomery to OK it. Well, that no longer seems to be the case.Jayson Stark of says he has spoken to Ruben Amaro Jr. who calls the claim ...

Your Morning Dump...where the Phillies are setting the closer market

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump The market may have been set for Jonathan Papelbon today when the Phillies agreed to terms with their closer, Ryan Madson, on a four-year, $44 million deal with an option for a fifth season. Madson, 31, has...

Phillies Making Push to Re-Sign Madson, Show Interest in Papelbon

According to Jayson Stark from, the Philadelphia Phillies are making "strong push" to re-sign closer Ryan Madson.   ESPN's Jerry Crasnick tweets that Madson's agent, Scott Boras, says that the two sides are still "exchanging proposals" and talks are "advancing, but not complete.'' Ryan Madson has been a Philadelphia Phillie...

Moment of truth for Papelbon, Red Sox

No matter what happens between Ryan Madson and the Phillies, the fallout will be felt all the way to Fenway, where the Red Sox will suddenly have to ask a hard question: is Jonathan Papelbon worth keeping at, say, $14 million a year? The likelihood is that ownership says yes, especially since Papelbon is coming off his best season, is very much in his prime (age 31) and his reputation...

2nd Lefty- Raul Valdes?

While the deal for Ryan Madson remains on hold, Amaro decided to sure up the bullpen by inking 33 year old lefty reliever Raul Valdes to a minor league deal. In 2 MLB seasons with the Mets, Cardinals, and Yankees, he has whittled his way through 70.2 innings with a 4.58 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. His minor league numbers aren't anymore encouraging- 4.63 ERA/1.47 WHIP.Antonio Bastardo...
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