Details of deal
WEDNESDAY: The deal is expected to be worth $3.5MM in guaranteed money, plus $2.5MM in roster bonuses and $1MM in incentives for games finished, Yahoo's Tim Brown writes (Twitter link). Madson passed his physical, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports (on Twitter).
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Madson thinks PED's are his only hope.
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb"If HGH were legal," Madson said, "just in the process of healing, under a doctor's recommendation, in the right dosage, while you're on the [disabled list], I don't think that's such a bad idea -- as long as it doesn't have any lasting side effects, negative side effects."
Man. I always liked Madson. It's a shame how his career has seemingly come to such a sudden halt.
Benzinger backing and calling! And the 1990 world championship series belongs to the Cincinnati Reds!
Released by the Angels.
Angels Release Ryan Madson
By Charlie Wilmoth [August 5 at 9:16pm CST]
The Angels have released reliever Ryan Madson, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports (on Twitter). Madson signed a one-year, $3.5MM deal with the Angels last November to bolster what turned out to be a weak bullpen. But the investment hasn't paid dividends, since Madson hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2011 -- he spent all of 2012 recovering from Tommy John surgery, and has not yet returned to pitch in 2013, except in one May rehab appearance with Class A+ Inland Empire. Madson threw bullpen sessions in Arizona last month.
Madson has a 3.59 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 630 career innings pitched. He posted a 2.37 ERA with 9.2 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 2011 with the Phillies.
Really bad run of luck for the guy over the last few years. Missed out on a top FA deal due to the numbers game, then signed below market with the Reds only to blow out his arm, and now this. Gotta feel for him.
He also missed out on the FA contract because he had Boras trying to get an extravagant contract. 4 years 44 million. It was close and eventually Phillies decided if they were going spend that much, why not get Papelbon.
Had Boras said 4 years 30 million, Madson would have been sitting pretty. As it was he made 11.5 million in 2 years.
Choo is going to choo choo choose a big contract with a large market team.