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The Brain Machine That (Maybe) Brought Ryan Madson Back

Deep in the bowels of Oakland’s Coliseum, you’ll see Ryan Madson working out with wires strapped to his body. The wires head to a little pack he carries with him, and in that pack is a machine that has helped him recover his career. The device, pictured here, is the Accelerated Recovery Performance machine, which was administered to Madson by the EVO Ultrafit group in Arizona...
Via Fangraphs
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Ryan Madson’s Rebirth

His ability was rarely in doubt, but the thought of him making his presence felt again seemed a long way off. Then last season rolled around. In 1998, right-hander Ryan Madson was drafted in the ninth round by the Philadelphia Phillies, where he wound up pitching through 2011. Nine of those years came at the major league level, and while he did make 18 starts in that time frame—17...
Via The Sports Post
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

The Disaster A’s Bullpen Might Not Be a Disaster Anymore

Are you tired of reading about reliever signings yet? If you are, well then I’m sorry for this post, but at least it’s almost over. There’s only a couple good relievers left now, because they’ve seemingly all signed in the last 24 hours. The Athletics did some work on their bullpen when they acquired Liam Hendriks from Toronto for Jesse Chavez a few weeks back, and last night...
Via Fangraphs
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics sign reliever Ryan Madson

The Oakland Athletics signed right handed relief pitcher Ryan Madson to a three-year, $22 million contract. This was a major splash that surprised Major League Baseball, and added even more depth to the A’s bullpen. After being away from the game since 2011, Madson came back to the MLB in 2015 as a reliever for the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. Last year, he posted...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Signs Reliever Ryan Madson To 3-Year Deal

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with free agent reliever Ryan Madson on a three-year deal worth $22 million dollars reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Madson, 35, came back with a solid season after missing three years with injuries. The Kansas City Royals rolled the dice on him last offseason and he rewarded them with a 2.13 ERA and 0.963 WHIP in 63.1 dominant innings. He...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Royals reliever Madson signs with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A person with direct knowledge of the deal says free agent pitcher Ryan Madson has agreed to a $22 million, three-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, giving the club another proven reliever they sought this offseason.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because a physical was still needed to finalize the deal. Madson went 1-2 with a 2.13 ERA...
Via Associated Press
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Madson’s Return is Kansas City Royals’ Gain

In this Monday, April 20, 2015, photo, Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Ryan Madson (46) gets a ball following an out during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. After signing with the American League champion Kansas City Royals in the offseason, Madson arrived in spring training with no guarantees. Somehow, he earned a spot in their...
Via The Sports Journal
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Red Sox Attended Ryan Madson’s Workout In Phoenix

Ryan Madson once again is auditioning for major league teams. The Boston Red Sox are doing their due diligence. The Red Sox were one of the teams that attended Madson’s workout in Phoenix on Friday, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. Madson hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 because of a torn ligament in his throwing elbow that required Tommy John surgery. Madson...
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox May Attend Madson's Workout On Feb. 7

Sox Attending Madson Workout?Multiple reports indicate that the Red Sox will likely be one of a few teams who'll attend the 'full public workout' of former Phillies hurler Ryan Madson. The 33-year old Madson has not pitched in the majors since 2011 due to a series of injuries—including Tommy John surgery.  He's expected to be back in top form—a form which delivered a 2.45 ERA...
Via FenwayNation
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mutual Interest In Phils/Madson Reunion

In the mailbag from CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, Salisbury states there is mutual interest between the Phillies and RHP Ryan Madson for a reunion. Madson, now 33, last pitched in 2011 in Game 5 of the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals, throwing a scoreless frame in the top of the ninth of the 1-0 loss. After 2011, Madson signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Cincinnati...
Via Phillies Nation
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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