Madson report downplayed

There is a CBSSports.com report that the Reds are in the serious stage of talks with free agent closer Ryan Madson, even saying that things were “heating up.”

A source told MLB.com on Tuesday night that the club has contacted almost every player on the market at one time or another. The source downplayed the report on Madson, saying it was unlikely unless Madson’s agent — Scott Boras — came well off the demand of a four-year, $44 million contract he had been reportedly wanting.

The Reds have maintained talks with the other free agent closer on the market — Francisco Cordero. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said last week that the offer for Cordero would be for no more than one guaranteed year.

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So, the source is just guessing and has no idea if Boras has come off his demand of 4 years, $44 million? I think everyone knows Madson is not going to get the deal the Phillies originally offered him, even Boras. I’m sure the talks are for a 1-year deal, a 2-year deal or a 3-year deal. No way they are talking about a 4 year deal. I’m (conveniently) going to believe the report from CBS Sports. Makes sense to me. I don’t think the Reds want Coco back or they wouldn’t be low-balling him. They want Madson, the best closer left on the market.

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I still think Cordero would be the one to go with and if they can’t get him go with Wood then.

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Looks like CBSSports.com had a much better source than MLB.com.

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