Ryan Madson’s Dominance

Over at the Baseball Analytics blog, I took a look at potential 2012 free agent Ryan Madson. If you frequent Crashburn Alley, you’ve probably heard me make some of the same points before, but the pretty charts should make it worth the read anyway.

Madson will enter the final year of a three-year contract in 2011. Although the Phillies have a lot of money coming off of the books, including Brad Lidge potentially, Madson — represented by super-agent Scott Boras — should garner a lot of attention from the other 29 teams in the Majors. He is a guy with dominant stuff that can close on just about any team.

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  1. Scott G

    October 21, 2010 03:33 PM

    Didn’t you know being a closer entails pitching in the 9th inning, Bill? Ryan Madisons can’t pitch in the 9th!! His arm only rotates in the 8th or earlier.

    All kidding aside, I’ve been a fan of Ryan Madson since way back in the day when he dropping 3 hits against the Rockies. I think it’s incredible how good he’s become.

  2. Moose

    October 21, 2010 06:36 PM

    Any chance the Phillies say “see ya Brad” and make Madson the closer after 11?

  3. Bill Baer

    October 21, 2010 06:39 PM

    I hope so. I really don’t know exactly how other front offices value Ryan Madson. I know that the Phillies don’t seem like they value him highly, but at the same time it has depressed his value, which could be good for the Phillies’ chances of re-signing him.

  4. flexabull

    October 22, 2010 12:15 PM

    Madson is by far, the best guy the Phils have in the pen. He can be unhittable at times.

    Interesting, but he was mowing them down last night, and I saw few, if any of his nasty change-up.

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