Phillies Top 10 Free Agent Signings: #8 J.C. Romero

It’s difficult to see how J.C. Romero became a free agent in 2007. Afterall, he had a 3.15 ERA for the first-place Red Sox. Not bad. But for whatever reason, Romero wasn’t a good fit in Boston and he was let loose midseason to the open market. General Manager Pat Gillick swooped in, picked Romero up, and the rest is history. Romero led all Phillies relievers in ERA (1.24 in 36...
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Retitled Storyline: The 9th-Inning Switch for the Phillies

Considering the lack of an intriguing proposal, how many wins will Cole Hamels notch for the Philadelphia Phillies? Remember, at the end of a victory is the final out. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. This review is an additional posting. Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: Closing Costs. Welcome, Newcomers: This article...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation celebrates 10 years

On this day ten years ago, Phillies Nation was born. Back in 2004, I was living in baseball-less Washington, DC and had no quality Phillies news readily available.  So I decided to take it upon myself to start something I would enjoy reading.  Thankfully, a decade later Phillies Nation is still my go-to source for news and analysis on the Phils. I’m thoroughly amazed by how much...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The worst press conference in Angels history

And then there were none. Ryan Madson? Never played. Tommy Hanson? Non-tendered. Joe Blanton? Released with a year left on his contract. Sean Burnett? Headed for his second Tommy John surgery. It goes without saying, but that press conference pictured above didn’t exactly work out very well.  Not a single one of those acquisitions paid off in even the most remote sense. Those...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Team unlikely to look for outside help despite injuries

The New York Yankees have been hit hard by the injury bug early this season, not unlike the early part of the 2013 campaign. First it was first baseman Mark Teixeira, then closer David Robertson. However, don't expect the Bombers to pursue outside help while these two are on the shelf, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.The Yankees are unlikely to pursue free-agent alternatives...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies May Stay Away From Ryan Madson

Photo Courtesy: Steve Trapani Last week, we saw reports of more than a few major league teams, including the Phillies, watching Ryan Madson pitch. It seemed as though Madson's former team was quite interested in a return after two years apart. Things seemed to take a different turn, though, yesterday,...
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February 14, 2014  |  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...
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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. ...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Linked To Him For Months, Phillies Finally Watch Ryan Madson Pitch Today

Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani The worst-kept secret in the Phillies' front office is that they would likely be interested in a Ryan Madson reunion for 2014. Finally, today, Madson threw for teams today on a one-on-one basis to demonstrate that he is recovered from multiple injuries. The Phillies were one of...
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February 07, 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...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Remain Among Teams Interested in Madson

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies, Red Sox, and Royals are among the teams interested in free agent right-handed reliever Ryan Madson. Rosenthal notes that Madson is unlikely to be signed until teams watch him throw in February. Madson hasn’t pitched in the Major Leagues since Game 5 of the NLDS in 2011 but had signed one year deals with the Reds and Angels...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Madson to throw for MLB teams in February

Ryan Madson has not appeared in a major league game since 2011 due to right elbow issues, but he was one of the best relief pitchers in baseball before undergoing Tommy John surgery and should be able to find an incentives-based contract this off-season. Ken Rosenthal reported that Madson is planning to throw off a mound for interested teams the first week of February. Rosenthal...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: Running List

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff. Each weekday, we will reveal five Phillies from...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: The First 25 (#100-76)

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  Each weekday, we will reveal five Phillies...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Angels 2013 Top 10 Events

Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  As we enter the New Year it is time to take a look back at what went right and what went wrong in 2013. So without further ado here are the top 10 events: 1. Mike Trout Makes Baseball History with Back-to-Back 10 WAR Seasons From FanGraphs: Mike Trout 2012: 10.0 WAR Mike Trout 2013: 10.4 WAR Simply astounding! Are we watching...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #100-96

Welcome to the Phillies Nation Top 100. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff. Each week day, we will reveal five Phillies...
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January 03, 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...
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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...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Are Interested In Ryan Madson, Who Is Interested In The Phillies

If you look at a Ryan Madson baseball card, you'll see that the last pitch he thrown came with the Phillies in 2011. But two full seasons, two teams, and $12 million paid to Madson later, he has still yet to throw a pitch in the major leagues since the...
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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...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Madson on the Comeback Trail

Jon Heyman tweeted that former Phillies pitcher Ryan Madson is working on the comeback after two seasons of being on the shelf (last season in Anaheim, the year before in Cincinnati). Madson hasn't thrown a pitch in the big leagues since the 9th inning of Game 5 of the 2011...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox interested in reliever Ryan Madson

AP File Photo/ H RUMPH JR. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Just because the Boston Red Sox have not made that “big-name” splash so far this offseason like they have in prior years does not mean that they are not interested in players. FoxSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday Boston is among many teams that have scouted southpaw Ryan Madson. #RedSox among...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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