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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Official Phillies v Rollins Post

This will be a running thread to update on the Jimmy Rollins situation. Dec. 15 6:30 PM — Newly signed pitcher Dontrelle Willis believes his good friend Jimmy Rollins will re-sign with the Phillies. “He was probably more excited about the deal than I was,” Willis said of Rollins. Willis and Rollins grew up together … Continue reading Official Phillies v Rollins Post

Could Madson end up back in Philadelphia?

When Ruben Amaro offered arbitration to Ryan Madson last month, he did not think Madson would still be jobless by the winter meetings. Well that’s the case now and it could wind up hurting the Phillies. Amaro offered arbitration because he knew he would get a nice compensation from whatever team signed him. High draft … Continue reading Could Madson end up back in Philadelphia?

Phils offer arbitration to Madson, Rollins, Ibanez

In a move to get compensation for possibly losing three crucial free agents this off season, the Phillies offered arbitration to closer Ryan Madson, short stop Jimmy Rollins and left fielder Raul Ibanez. All three have until December 7 to accept or decline the arbitration. If they accept, they will sign a one-year deal with … Continue reading Phils offer arbitration to Madson, Rollins, Ibanez

Papelbon inks four-year deal with Phils

It looked as though the Phillies were going to resign closer Ryan Madson but the deal seemed to fall apart. Instead they plucked former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon off the free-agent market. The deal is believed to be worth $50 million over four years. It also includes a vesting option for a fifth year. … Continue reading Papelbon inks four-year deal with Phils

Madson, Phils still discussing four-year deal

UPDATE — The report that Phillies and closer Ryan Madson have agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal was premature, according to Ken Rosenthal. President David Montgomery has yet to approve the deal and the Phillies are still considering their other options, which include Boston free agent Jonathan Papelbon. Nov. 8 — The Phillies and … Continue reading Madson, Phils still discussing four-year deal

Werth Attempting to Lure Madson to D.C.

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 … Continue reading Werth Attempting to Lure Madson to D.C.

The aftermath: Phils news Oct. 11, 2011

Earlier today, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Ruben Amaro Jr. all held press conferences starting at 11:30. Tomorrow, Charlie Manuel will address the media to answer more questions on a struggling offense among other things that went wrong last week in the Phils NLDS exit to the Cardinals in five games. Along with the press … Continue reading The aftermath: Phils news Oct. 11, 2011

Once more, Phillies grace the SI cover

First it was the starting rotation. Then it was Carlos Ruiz. For the third time during this baseball season, the Phillies will have a couple of players posted on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Starting pitcher Cliff Lee and Ryan Madson are featured on this week’s regional cover with the tagline “Brotherly Lovefest.” The side … Continue reading Once more, Phillies grace the SI cover

Guest Post: An early look at the 2012 Phillies

By Chad Flood Special to TTB Chad Flood is a regular poster on the Dave Matthews Ban fan forum, AntsMarching.org. Flood is an avid poster in the sports forums, mainly the Philadelphia Phillies thread. He’s just another fan like the rest of us who wants to talk about his beloved Fightin’ Phils. Just because the … Continue reading Guest Post: An early look at the 2012 Phillies