Ex-Phillie Madson to have Tommy John

Tommy John for Madson. Ligament was torn off the bone. #reds — John Fay (@johnfayman) March 24, 2012 If there was any doubt in the Phillies’ minds for opting to sign closer Jonathan Papelbon over Ryan Madson, they have been cleared. Madson, who signed a one-year $8.5 million deal with the Reds after the Phillies … Continue reading Ex-Phillie Madson to have Tommy John

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Papelbon: Philly fans more knowledgeable than Boston fans

Well if this isn’t gonna make the Phillies/Red Sox series in May any more interesting then I don’t know what will: “The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball,” Jonathan Papelbon said in an interview with 94WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and … Continue reading Papelbon: Philly fans more knowledgeable than Boston fans

The Perfect Season: Lidge will always be defined by 2008

The phrase “what have you done for me lately” has become somewhat of an anthem for Philadelphia fans. And rightfully so it may seem, the sense of nostalgia and gratitude come to mind when referencing some of Philadelphia’s most notable athletes. A little over three years ago, though recent, hardly counts under “lately” but in … Continue reading The Perfect Season: Lidge will always be defined by 2008

Lidge nearing first minor league appearence

Remember this guy? Brad Lidge says he is nearing his first minor league stint, good news for the righty and certainly good news for the depth of the Phillies bull pen. Lidge feels his partially torn rotator cuff is well enough for him to begin a rehab assignment. “Honestly,” Lidge said, “my shoulder right now … Continue reading Lidge nearing first minor league appearence

Expect Ryan Madson to Be the Closer of the Future

2010 was a rough year for Ryan Madson. He had five blown saves in ten opportunities; he had blown his first shot at being a closer in the league, and had broken his toe by kicking a chair in frustration. To add insult to injury, Charlie Manuel assigned Jose Contreras as the closer over Madson … Continue reading Expect Ryan Madson to Be the Closer of the Future