Tag: Ryan Madson

Reliever Market Has Evaporated, But Mets Still Seek Veteran Arm

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Reliever Market Has Evaporated, But Mets Still Seek Veteran Arm

February 11 Sandy Alderson said today, that while the free-agent market for relievers has evaporated, he would still prefer to bring in one more experienced relief pitcher to compete for a spot in the bullpen. While he didn’t say it would be on a major or minor league deal, the fact that Sandy said he […]

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From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

National League teams traditionally field a seven-man bullpen. So let’s take a look at what the Mets currently have assembled: Bobby Parnell (closer), Vic Black, Jeurys Familia, Scott Rice, Josh Edgin, Gonzalez Germen and Carlos Torres (Long man). If the team had to start the season with this crop of pitchers, I guess it would […]

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Mets One Of Three Teams In On Fernando Rodney

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets One Of Three Teams In On Fernando Rodney

February 4, 2014 Free agent closer Fernando Rodney now has three teams who are expressing strong interest in his services according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. Those teams are the Mariners, Orioles and Mets. You always have to be wary whenever Sandy Alderson downplays interest in someone. It almost always seems like he’s doing […]

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Featured Post: Examining The Upcoming Free Agent Market For Mets

An article by posted on May 27, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Examining The Upcoming Free Agent Market For Mets

In a recent interview with Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog, ESPN’s Buster Olney talked about the free agent market, specifically how the Mets will have to approach the offseason in order to land some of the best players on the market: For example, take Shin-Soo Choo, who is a free agent this fall. I think the […]

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Nationals Add Brad Lidge To A Strong Bullpen

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments

The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge to a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $1 million plus incentives, the team has announced. Lidge, 35, posted a 1.40 ERA last season, but was limited to 25 games due to shoulder problems, and he ended up losing his closer’s job to Ryan Madson. However, he did […]

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Phillies To Sign Jonathan Papelbon

An article by posted on November 11, 2011 0 Comments
Phillies To Sign Jonathan Papelbon

According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies have agreed to terms with closer Jonathan Papelbon on a 4-year deal in the $50 million ballpark, pending a physical. The Phillies were close to re-signing their former closer Ryan Madson to a rumored 4-year $44 million deal, but negotiations fell through and Amaro Jr. went with […]

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Phillies About To Go All Omar Minaya On Ryan Madson

An article by posted on November 8, 2011 0 Comments
Phillies About To Go All Omar Minaya On Ryan Madson

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.” […]

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