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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ryan Madson Out For Season

The elbow injury to Reds closer Ryan Madson will require Tommy John surgery, ending the right-hander’s season, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer (via Twitter).  The Reds do not have insurance on Madson’s one-year, $8.5MM contract, Fay tweets.

The market didn’t go Madson’s way this winter and the Scott Boras client wound up settling for considerably less than most anticipated.  The injury will not only cost the closer his 2012 season, but likely major cash on his next contract.

Repoz Posted: March 24, 2012 at 02:17 PM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. flournoy Posted: March 24, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4088311)
Not a good day for closers, I see.
   2. puck Posted: March 24, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4088318)
D'oh. Did the Phillies ever have a multi year deal on the table for him?
   3. bobm Posted: March 24, 2012 at 02:51 PM (#4088323)
[1] Or for pillow contracts
   4. Tripon Posted: March 24, 2012 at 02:52 PM (#4088326)
They did. And they might have known about this?
   5. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: March 24, 2012 at 03:10 PM (#4088336)
They did. And they might have known about this?

If so, perhaps other teams had suspicions as well?
   6. The District Attorney Posted: March 24, 2012 at 03:18 PM (#4088346)
Hope this doesn't put Chapman in the pen. (I mean, maybe he ends up there anyway, but it should be because he fails as a starter.)
   7. STEAGLES is all out of bubblegum Posted: March 24, 2012 at 03:31 PM (#4088357)
They did. And they might have known about this?
ryan madson apparently made himself unavailable a few times during the run last season.


this really sucks, though. here's hoping he's at least healthy enough to come back strong in spring training next year.
D'oh. Did the Phillies ever have a multi year deal on the table for him?
there were rumors of him signing a 4/44 type deal, but almost immediately after those surfaced, the phillies signed papelbon for 5/50.
   8. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: March 24, 2012 at 03:53 PM (#4088381)
####.

(Fantasy related. Not having to do with ####### Madson.)
   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 24, 2012 at 04:05 PM (#4088393)
Hope this doesn't put Chapman in the pen. (I mean, maybe he ends up there anyway, but it should be because he fails as a starter.)

That's what FanGraphs is reporting. Marshall to close, Chapman LH setup.
   10. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: March 24, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4088398)
You know when I said I was pissed that the Sox didn't offer him more than he got? I take that back.
   11. Squash Posted: March 24, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4088405)
Youch. Somebody kept him in my league this year at what I already thought was an insane price. This just makes it all the worse. Bummer for Madson, I always liked him.
   12. hokieneer Posted: March 24, 2012 at 04:44 PM (#4088410)
#### Fuck

   13. Gonfalon B. Posted: March 24, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4088428)
#### Fuck

Ye gods, that nannied word must be REALLY horrendous...
   14. Dr. Vaux Posted: March 24, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4088514)
That's what FanGraphs is reporting. Marshall to close, Chapman LH setup.


Even though Chapman is pitching lights out as a starter. They're going to run Bronson Arroyo out there until they can't reasonably do so any longer, and then some.
   15. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: March 24, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4088594)
I'm feeling a very great deal of schadenfreude over this.
   16. McCoy Posted: March 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4088604)
It looks like if the Cubs had simply tried to field a non 100 loss team they might have actually had a shot at the Division title this year.
   17. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: March 25, 2012 at 04:38 AM (#4088689)
How come no one linked the story about the Cardinals and Brewers being moved out of the NL Central?!
   18. Hack Wilson Posted: March 25, 2012 at 08:42 AM (#4088714)
I blame Dusty!
   19. eddieot Posted: March 25, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4088737)
Dear Ruben,

I'm sorry I called you a clueless ####face for letting Madson go and signing Papelbon. Really.

Best,
Eddieot

   20. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 25, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4088824)

It looks like if the Cubs had simply tried to field a non 100 loss team they might have actually had a shot at the Division title this year.


Yea, this pretty much eliminates the Reds. Its hard to imagine an NL Central team losing a key pitcher for the year and having a shot at the playoffs.
   21. TerpNats Posted: March 25, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4088829)
The NL Central race is mutating into the 1994 AL West before our very eyes...and there won't be a strike to rescue us from the ultimate outcome.
   22. Greg K Posted: March 25, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4088837)
Yea, this pretty much eliminates the Reds. Its hard to imagine an NL Central team losing a key pitcher for the year and having a shot at the playoffs.

It must be pretty disheartening to lose a key pitcher before the season starts and effectively end your hopes in March. It's Adam Wainright in 2011 all over again!

EDIT: hopefully this reads as good-natured, and not dickish.
   23. McCoy Posted: March 25, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4088942)
Kind of weird how saying the Cubs could have had a shot if they had tried to compete this year somehow translates into all of the rest of the NL Central has moved out of the division and everyone else that remains has been eliminated already.
   24. zonk Posted: March 25, 2012 at 04:29 PM (#4088952)
Boo-hoo.... you're losing 60 IP -- high leverage IP, I'll grant -- but come on... The Cards losing Wainwright for all of last year was much bigger and they were fine.
   25. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 25, 2012 at 08:23 PM (#4089063)

EDIT: hopefully this reads as good-natured, and not dickish.


Mine too. Tis all in good fun.

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