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Old Phriends- Blanton & Madson

Everyone remembers the World F'n Champions of 2008.  Those days are long gone, as the Phillies have been 7-22 since August 24th.  Maybe they could use a little magic from some old friends...or should I say "Phriends"?    Joe Blanton pitched so horrendously with the Angels in 2013, that he didn't have a job last season.  Ryan Madson hadn't pitched since he was with the Phillies...
Via We Should Be GM's
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Madson savors Royals' division title

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Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  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

Phillies keeping an eye on relief pitcher Ryan Madson

The Philadelphia Phillies struggled last season to a 73-89 record. They had many holes to fill this off season, one of which was in the bullpen, which had one of the worst ERA's in the league last season.  The Phillies addressed the bullpen situation when they signed Brad Lincoln, re-signed Antonio Bastardo and are hopeful for Mike Adam's recovery from his injuries last season. ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 08, 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

Phillies and relief pitcher Ryan Madson have mutual interest

The Philadelphia Phillies have made some minor moves this off season with the signing of outfielder Marlon Byrd, relief pitcher Brad Lincoln, starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez and catcher Wil Nieves. There is no secret that general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is not out for the big name free agents, as as the case in past off seasons.  He believes the team can still contend if...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 24, 2013  |  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

Ryan Madson working out in front of teams in hopes of comeback

Relief pitcher Ryan Madson was just becoming a premier closer in the Major Leagues when he saved 32 games in his first full season in that role. He did so for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011. Then, his career hit the proverbial wall when he sprained the UCL ligament his right elbow in Spring Training of 2012. He had Tommy John surgery in April that year and has not pitched since...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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