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The Washington Nationals have signed RHP Brad Lidge for the 2012 season, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. It is a one-year deal according to the Nationals PR Twitter account. The former Philadelphia Phillies closer was a free agent after a disappointing 2011 season, where he missed 97 games with a rotator cuff injury. He posted a 1.40 ERA, but had an inflated 1.500 WHIP. He is entering his age 35 season.
Lidge was the closer for the Phillies in their 2008 World Championship season, where went a perfect 41 for 41 in save opportunities. He finished 4th in Cy Young voting that year. In his career, Lidge posted a 3.44 ERA, a 1.273 WHIP, and 12 K/9. Brad Lidge is an interesting veteran asset to the Nationals bullpen, but his history of injury is concerning. He has missed significant time during the last five seasons and has missed 143 games over the last two years. If he can stay healthy, he could help add some depth to the young, talented Nationals bullpen that includes Dr...
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Brad Lidge, an integral part of the Philadelphia Phillies 2008 Championship season, signed a 1-year $1 million deal with the Washington Nationals today.
For me, Brad Lidge will always have a special place. He will walk with the late Tug McGraw, linked eternally as the only two Philadelphia Phillies’ pitchers on the mound at the exact moment a World Series was won. Hopefully there...
Closer, Brad Lidge, has recently signed to the Washington Nationals via a one-year deal with $1 million.Lidge was a strong part of the Philadelphia Phillies 2008 championship team, with 48 for 48 save chances that season.The new contract also has incentives and he also joins former Philly teammate, Jayson Werth. Lidge is 26-31 with a 3.44 ERA and 233 saves in his ten-year career...
The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge to a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $1 million plus incentives, the team has announced.
Lidge, 35, posted a 1.40 ERA last season, but was limited to 25 games due to shoulder problems, and he ended up losing his closer’s job to Ryan Madson.
However, he did save 27 games and had a 2.96 ERA for the Phillies...
The Nats signed Brad Lidge to a one-year deal, which really isn’t a big deal. But, because Lidge has 223 saves, people have heard of him, so it kind of is. Either way, when I hear “Brad Lidge” this is all that comes to mind:
Thankfully Mr. Pujols now plies his trade in the American League.
The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge, MLB.com's Bill Ladson tweets. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com first tweeted that the Rex Gary client was nearing a deal with the Nationals.
Lidge, 34, appeared in just 25 games in 2011 because of a rotator cuff injury. He posted a 1.40 ERA with 10.7 K/9 and 6.1 BB/9 in 19 1/3 regular season innings...
Free-agent closer Brad Lidge has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Washington Nationals.
Brad Lidge is staying in the NL East. He will be playing for the Washington Nationals. [https://twitter.com/washingnats/status/162566043397652480]
The surprisingly active Washington Nationals have agreed to terms
with Phillies reliever Brad Lidge on a one-year deal.
Brad Lidge might be able to teach Peyton Manning how to make it rain in Washington.<img src="http://www.todayinndhistory.com/images/2008_lidge.jpg" alt="" width="453" height="380" ... [visit site to read more]
Brad Lidge Could Give Peyton Manning a Glimpse of His Future - Naptown's Finest - Naptown's Finest - An Indianapolis Colts...