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Phillies 'reconsidering' Madson deal?

Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:32 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2011 12:53 pm
By Matt Snyder

Tuesday night, it sounded like Ryan Madson re-signing with the Phillies was on the verge of getting done. Some reports indicated a deal was very close, though some other reports -- including from Scott Miller of -- said nothing was finalized. Wednesday morning, things got even murkier. Miller is now reporting that the four-year, $44 million deal was agreed upon by Madson's agent, Scott Boras, and general manager Ruben Amaro, but that Amaro needed to get the deal approved by Phillies CEO David Montgomery and that hasn't happened yet (but it might).

Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Phillies are now "reconsidering" their options. Rosenthal notes the Phillies had previously talked to Jonathan Papelbon and that it is "unclear" if they'd pursue him again.

Madson, 31, saved 32 of his 34 chances in 2011 with a 2.37 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 60 2/3 innings. It was his first season as a full-time closer.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 5:08 pm

Phillies 'reconsidering' Madson deal?

Scott Boras and his cronies need to just go away like the cancer they are. Madson is not worth any where near 44 mill. Yes he deserves to be paid but for 1/2 an inning per game thats just way to much money.

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