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Justin De Fratus
Boston Red Sox
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 a one-year deal with the Phillies, meaning he could walk in 2013. Given that Chase Utley is not the same player he was in 2006-2009. Or that Placido Polanco can play the whole year at third base. Ryan Howard may come back as soon as Opening Day, but my money would get him back on the field late April or early May, at the earliest. It is not all bad news. The Phillies signed closer Jonathan Papelbon, the obvious replacement for Madson, with a longer track record of closing. Papelbon holds the distinction of having the fewest appearances to reach 200 saves. Folk hero Jim Thome is back, yet may play more of a...
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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.
Dead Calm. Ryan Madson without a care in the world, moments after fishing partner Jonathan Papelbon went missing.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) It seemed innocent enough; The Philadelphia Phillies former closer taking the high priced free agent who took his place out on the high seas for some fun in the sun.
Ryan Madson thought he was a shoe in for the...
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...
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.
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...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:41 pm ET
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and Uber agent Scott Boras are at odds right now.
Both men have disagreed on what led then-Phillies closer Ryan Madson to sign a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. He signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the team.
The Cincinnati Reds have signed former Phillies closer Ryan Madson to a one-year deal, according to a source.
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.
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...
The Cincinnati Reds just signed Ryan Madson to a one year, $8.5 million deal in what is being called one of the best offseason free agent signings in recent memory. I personally think it’s a great move not because of Madson’s pitching superiority, but because it solidifies the Reds bullpen to finally allow Aroldis Chapman to start. The Madson signing gives the Reds a very...
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...