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Saturday, September 01, 2018

Contending Dodgers acquire reliever Madson from Nationals

Pity my former PhD program no longer has a softball team- I have a feeling we could have obtained players from the Nationals just by asking for them.

WASHINGTON (AP)—The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-hander Ryan Madson from the Washington Nationals for a minor league pitcher.

The five-time defending NL West champions have Kenley Jansen as their closer, but he’s been shaky since coming off the disabled list, allowing seven earned runs in four innings over four appearances.

Madson was 5-5 with five saves and a 4.08 ERA in 69 games for Washington. The 38-year-old recently came off the DL after being sidelined by nerve irritation that caused pain in his neck and back.

QLE Posted: September 01, 2018 at 07:49 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dodgers, nationals, ryan madson, trades, white flag

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   1. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: September 01, 2018 at 05:21 PM (#5737439)
Beware, Dahhhdgers fans: Madson was gacking up the lead with aplomb before revealing that he had been fighting some lower back/leg soreness. Then he went on the DL and somebody worked some neurological magic so now he's all better, theoretically.

Plus, he just turned 38 years old and was quoted as telling Deivi Martinez a couple months ago to "let the old horses rest" because the bullpen was getting daily exercise on the mound. Adjust your expectations accordingly. If Dave Roberts uses him appropriately he could be a cromulent pickup.
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 01, 2018 at 05:58 PM (#5737446)
Ryan Madson, the ace reliever of my birthday team, being a 38 year old grizzled veteran makes me feel really, really old.
   3. perros Posted: September 01, 2018 at 08:23 PM (#5737495)
They grabbed David Freese as well.

Anything can happen, but this doesn't appear to be the Dodgers' year.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: September 02, 2018 at 12:30 AM (#5737572)
Brewers have grabbed Gio Gonzalez and Curtis Granderson.

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