According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Reds and Ryan Madson have agreed to a contract.
No word yet on the terms, but if it wasn't obvious enough already, the Reds are going for it in the National League Central. Madson, 31, has a 2.89 ERA over the last five seasons and saved 32 gaves in 34 chances for the Phillies last season. He should be an improvement over the declining Francisco Cordero in the closer role.
Updating a previous item, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Reds and Ryan Madson have agreed to a one-year deal.
We still need to see the dollar amount, but you really can't go wrong getting one of the best relievers in the game on a one-year deal. Madson nearly had a four-year, $44 million deal with the Phillies in November, but things didn't go exactly as planned for him this winter. However, if he stays healthy and has a big year, perhaps he can get his big contract next offseason.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Ryan Madson's one-year deal with the Reds is worth in excess of $10 million.
1 year of closing hoping for good numbers to get a good multi year contract next offseason.
is Cincinnati really a good place to go on a 1 year contract hoping for good numbers? couldn't there have been other teams willing to give him a 1 year contract around the same price where he could have had better numbers? better numbers in 2012=better contract 2013+.
very small sample size for his career at Great American Ballpark. 8 IP, 10 hits, 4 HR, 2 BB, 8 K. (against Cincinnati).