Found November 07, 2011 on
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.

Report: Phillies having second thoughts about Madson

The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly having second thoughts about their four-year, $44-million offer to reliever Ryan Madson.Multiple sources are suggesting that the Phillies are considering other options as they hold off on approval of the deal. The two sides were thought to be close on finalizing the contract Tuesday night.The deal, which includes a vesting option for a fifth...

Phillies, Madson discussing $44M deal

Will the Phillies re-sign Ryan Madson or won't they? The answer is still not known. The Phillies were close to agreeing with Madson on a four-year, $44 million free-agent contract, according to numerous reports on Tuesday. Those reports may have been premature. Phillies general partner David Montgomery has yet to approve the deal, reported. And sources Wednesday morning...

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...

Report: Red Sox Among Teams Interested in Free Agent Closer Ryan Madson

The Red Sox may turn to free agency this offseason to upgrade their bullpen, and Ryan Madson may be a name we see tossed around.'s Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox are among the teams believed to be interested in the free-agent reliever, who is reportedly drawing "a lot of early interest." Madson served as the Phillies' closer last season when Brad Lidge...

Madson, Phillies talking multiyear deal

Ryan Madson is in serious discussions with the Phillies on a multiyear 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...

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...
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