I'm tired of waiting for the official announcement that Ryan Madson is the newest member of the Cincinnati Reds, so I'm posting this card prematurely. (Wednesday seems to be as good a day as any for a physical.) Frankly, I think Madson's agent, Scott Boras, did his client a huge disservice by declining the Phillies offer of arbitration and holding out for a multi-year mega-contract. Madson would have easily earned more with the Phillies in 2012 then he's set to reportedly earn with the Reds.
On a more personal note, I'm actually sad to see Madson leave the franchise. He's home grown and he was one of the longest tenured members of the team. He made his Phillies debut way back on September 27, 2003, when the Phils were still playing at The Vet. He won a ring with the team in 2008, and he was a huge part of that championship season. Despite who he chose as his agent, I hope Madson receives a warm welcome when his Reds visit Philly in August.