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A’s are defeated, but don’t feel defeatist; that’s a plus

Danny Valencia sees A’s playing winning baseball, even after a walkoff loss to the Rangers. There was the predictable silence in the A’s clubhouse after Monday’s game ended with Adrian Beltre taking Ryan Madson deep for a game-winning two-run homer. There wasn’t any of the predictable woe-is-me that often befits teams in fourth place and not even within periscope range of...
Via Inside the A's
7 hours ago

Madson too reliant on fastball vs. Beltre

Ryan Madson was one out away from what would have been his 22nd save of the season, when Adrian Beltre hit a two-run, walk-off home run Monday.
8 hours ago

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: who will buy Madson?

When the Oakland Athletics signed Ryan Madson, they acquired a solid closer. However, the struggling A’s will likely sell their bullpen ace. Before the deadline, the Athletics will benefit from leveraging Madson’s rising stock and big-game experience. For prospective buyers, who require a back-end reliever, the current Athletics closer has the potential to provide lights-out...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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