Phillies About To Go All Omar Minaya On Ryan Madson

An article by posted on November 8, 2011

Last night it was reported that the Phillies were said to be “making a strong push” to re-sign their closer Ryan Madson who is now a free agent.

Jon Heyman of SI.com is now reporting that the two sides are closing in on a new contract, “they’re in serious discussions and it’s hard to imagine it not getting done soon.”

A few minutes ago, Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports confirmed the two sides are yucking it up, but also shared financials saying that they are discussing a deal worth $44MM over four years plus a fifth-year option for $13MM.

The total value of that deal at $57MM actually surpasses the deal the Mets gave K-Rod even if you threw in that $17MM vesting option.

Other similarities are that like K-Rod in his last free agent year, Madson has had lower velocity and his K/9, K/BB, H/9 and BB/9 are all worse than the season before.

You know what? Right now I’d probably take K-Rod, who is TWO YEARS YOUNGER, over Ryan Madson.

You can probably get Rodriguez on a two-year, $10 million dollar deal, and when you compare their numbers, there’s not that much difference.

Thoughts?

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