Ryan Madson Out For Season

The elbow injury to Reds closer Ryan Madson will require Tommy John surgery, ending the right-hander's season, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer (via Twitter).  The Reds do not have insurance on Madson's one-year, $8.5MM contract, Fay tweets.

The market didn't go Madson's way this winter and the Scott Boras client wound up settling for considerably less than most anticipated.  The injury will not only cost the closer his 2012 season, but likely major cash on his next contract.  At one point, it seemed as though Madson and the Phillies were closing in on a four-year, $44MM pact, but that never came to fruition. 

Aroldis Chapman and Sean Marshall are both candidates to close now, tweets Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.


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3 years 4 months ago

Well… that’s unfortunate. That 1 year contract sure looks awesome now…

3 years 4 months ago

Only by length. The money is unfortunate

3 years 4 months ago

 yeah that money still hurts the Reds.  8.5 million down the drain.  I don’t get why they didn’t get insurance on the guy.  That hurts chances of signing Phillips or Votto.  Ug!!

soxxxxx
3 years 4 months ago

but the reds are all in….

nm344
3 years 4 months ago

Damn, that sucks.  Reds fans won’t even get a chance to see him pitch.

bonds2425
3 years 4 months ago

Sucks for the reds

3 years 4 months ago

I thought people were nuts for being so high on him. Poor Reds though. Wonder if this effects Chapmans future.

JacksTigers
3 years 4 months ago

Wow. I thought that he was the best move of the offseason. Now who closes for the Reds?

TophersReds
3 years 4 months ago

Sean Marshall.

3 years 4 months ago

Who’s the closer now?

fitz
3 years 4 months ago

Marshall most likely.

RhapsodyinBlue
3 years 4 months ago

So much for the deal of the offseason.  

Rytea
3 years 4 months ago

Yikes, that’s not good for the Reds. So who’s up for the closer spot now, Chapman?

Ethanator99
3 years 4 months ago

COME. ON. This is like a really bad dream

andres8m
3 years 4 months ago

The Sox were really lucky not to sign him.

brandondc
3 years 4 months ago

You have got to be kidding me. We finally get rid of Coco and this happens…

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 4 months ago

Jays give you CoCo back for Votto. :)

3 years 4 months ago

So many people who have done their fantasy drafts already must be pissed.

3 years 4 months ago

I drafted Carpenter, Soria, and Madson. Bangin’ on all cylinders.

Ethanator99
3 years 4 months ago

Marshall will close, Chapman will probably move to the Pen, and The Reds will in total have wasted 39 million on those 2.

Reds’ country mourns.

3 years 4 months ago

 Even with the loss of Madson which hurts a ton… sigh…  I hope they keep Chapman on track to start be it the majors or minors to start the season.  The Reds have a pretty decent bullpen still even without Madison.  Before it was a great bullpen now its just pretty good.

3 years 4 months ago

Wow, that is really unfortunate for the Red’s. Might as well have just lit that money on fire. 

inleylandwetrust
3 years 4 months ago

Being happy someone is hurt is a little strange…

Nick
3 years 4 months ago

just like gomes last year celebrating wainos injury

TophersReds
3 years 4 months ago

That was pure specualtion and it never happened. Show me some legitiment proof that it happened and I’ll consider it, but until then..

Nick
3 years 4 months ago

“McCoy, however, is not retracting the fact that he heard Gomes singing
about the unfortunate Wainwright news. He heard it. Others in the
clubhouse heard it too, including John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.”

there you go. 2 reporters who were in the clubhouse heard it.

Lunchbox45
3 years 4 months ago

and reporters would never fabricate or embellish a story in order to attract attention or anything

imachainsaw
3 years 4 months ago

no, considering accusations such as those are grounds for a libel suit.
you really think guys that are on payroll have anything to gain by making up false stories like that? that these reporters are so insecure and starved for attention that they would do that?

Lunchbox45
3 years 4 months ago

yes yes and yes

imachainsaw
3 years 4 months ago

lol

3 years 4 months ago

 part of me kind of hopes gomes hurts his back out dancing around like a 4 year old after knocking in a run in a blow out

Andrew Steven
3 years 4 months ago

Unless is Pujols. Then i don’t give 2 ___

3 years 4 months ago

Crap. There goes my best closer for my fantasy team.

CalvaryCougar
3 years 4 months ago

pick up marshall

discdogbob
3 years 4 months ago

New Closer Joel Pineiro

3 years 4 months ago

$8.5 Mil to get arm surgery? I’ll take it…

3 years 4 months ago

It really is a shame that teams are stuck paying someone so much and he won’t even pitch in 1 regular season game for them. When he comes back..he should do the right thing and sign cheap for the Red’s.

3 years 4 months ago

He’s a Scott Boras client.

Nick
3 years 4 months ago

 scott boras clients dont sign for cheap

3 years 4 months ago

 Except for Ryan Madson. He signed pretty cheap.

3 years 4 months ago

In retrospect, did he? It seems pretty likely that the Reds didn’t do their due diligence, and signed damaged goods. Boras was smart to take whatever deal he could that would pay his client without giving him a thorough physical. $8.5mil looks like a pretty good deal to fund Madson’s rehab.

Amish_willy
3 years 4 months ago

well, Ryan Madson will be a good deal cheaper next season then he was this season.

johnsilver
3 years 4 months ago

 Curt Schilling signed with Boston for 8m in the winter of 2008, had to have surgery, missed the entire season and didn’t give Boston any discount to return and refused to play for any team the next year except Boston afterwards.. He also was not willing to take a discount to return in 2009 after the surgery and he actually had loyalty to the team, unlike the Boras client madson.

There is -0- way Madson gives cincy a discount.

blu167
3 years 4 months ago

 and you know that Madson has no loyalty, because…?

johnsilver
3 years 4 months ago

 I don’t have anything against Madson. Just think of Boras clients who gave home town discounts for anything and am being serious here? Loyalty to *match* a deal? Maybe, but a discount?

I can name 1.. Varitek, sure, there might be more, but madson just signed with this team and i can’t imagine loyalty for someone who never, ever pitched 1 IP for a team.

3 years 4 months ago

 Well, coming off tommy John surgery, he wont be get a big contract, he will have to prove he is back. He wasn’t a big time proven closer anyway, that’s why he had to settle for a one year deal this year to boost his value. All I’m trying to say is, he should cut the red’s a break since he will be paid by them for nothing. He should sign a one year deal with the red’s for cheap when he is back to pay the red’s back.

johnsilver
3 years 4 months ago

 I understand that and really not trying to give you a hard time here as understand where you are coming from and myself think players should do what you are suggesting, but a Boras client especially? I just don’t see it.

look at Mike “Shaky” gonzalez, another ex closer and client of boras who is still coming off of surgery to some extent and a not real solid 2011, he is looking for a decent contract we can assume still and probably that lies at Boras’s feet, or he would be in camp with some team by now.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 4 months ago

He should not do “the right thing and sign cheap with the Reds.” He doesn’t owe them anything.

Besides, would the Reds have given him more money if he had the best year for a closer every? Highly doubtful.