Werth Attempting to Lure Madson to D.C.
October 18, 2011
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(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
If seeing one high profile Phillie athlete possibly leave this off season, another is almost unfathomable.
With the worries of losing Jimmy Rollins to the west coast, Ryan Madson could be packing his backs and heading to Washington D.C. if former team mate Jayson Werth successfully lures him there.
That’s right, Werth is openly selling the idea of Madson joining him in Washington, according to Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman, where he is under the illusion that good baseball is played there.
Washington is also reportedly interested in going after slugging first basemen Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder. If they miraculously land one of those studs, that could make Washington a very interesting team offensively next year.
Too bad their pitching will still be terrible despite Stephen Strasburg.
If the Phils don’t re-sign Madson, general manager Ruben Amaro said the Phils would fill the hole with a free agent and not internally. One of the top closers available is Jonathan Papelbon of Boston.
The MLB free agency period starts five days after the World Series concludes.