One major-league source said Monday night that the Phillies were working hard to keep Madson and possibly nearing an agreement.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro did not deny that a deal was close. But he did not confirm it, either.
“I do not characterize my negotiations,” Amaro said. “I need a closer. It’s no secret I need a closer.”
My God, Ruben Amaro is dripping superiority all over my laptop screen. I will not characterize my negotiations. Oh, OK, Rube.
No joke– I’d prefer rooting for Jose Reyes over Papelbon. Really, something about a guy who once danced to Dropkick Murphys in his underwear just rubs me the wrong way. I like to be rubbed the right way, which, in this case, is Madson.
In a scene straight out of Night at the Museum, Raul Ibanez and his son, Raul Jr., slept overnight at the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of a trip with Jr.’s Lower Merion Little League team. Pretty cool, actually.