Found January 11, 2012 on
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Ryan Madson is the new Reds' closer.
According to several media outlets, a source close to Ryan Madson has confirmed that he has signed a one-year deal with the Reds. Depending on who you believe, the deal is either worth $8.5MM (ESPN.com, SI.com) or $10MM (reds.com). Perhaps it is worth a base salary $8.5MM, with incentives up to $10MM. Being he is a Scott Boras client, I'm inclined to think it is a $10MM deal. Either way, the Reds have locked in their closer for the 2012 season, thus filling two of their biggest offseason needs, along with an ace-like starter in Mat Latos. This further confirms that the Reds are all in this season and the front office believes the time to win is now.
2011 stats: 4-2, 2.37 ERA, 62 GP, 32/34 SV, 60.2 IP
Career stats: 47-30, 3.59 ERA, 491 GP, 113 H, 630 IP
Above are Madson's stats from last year, as well as the 31 year old's career stats. Considering the tall righty was reportedly seeking a deal in the four-year, $...
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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.
The moment that the Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon, I knew Ryan Madson was gone. Loyalty? Nope. Why not? Because as a ballplayer in this day and age, you have to set yourself up for the big contract. Madson got an $8.5 million, one year deal with the Reds. The big deal is not this year for Madson. It is next year when other closer jobs became available. According to baseball analyst...
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...
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...
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.
The Cincinnati Reds have signed former Phillies closer Ryan Madson to a one-year deal, according to a source.
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...
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...