CLEARWATER, FLORIDA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) It seemed innocent enough; The Philadelphia Phillies former closer taking the high priced free agent who took his place out on the high seas for some fun in the sun.
Ryan Madson thought he was a shoe in for the closer roll and a big contract this season with the only team he’s known, the Phillies. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, General Manager, Ruben Amaro Jr. snatched up high ticket hurler Jonathan Papelbon, and Madson was suddenly expendable. But Madson wanted to prove he had no hard feelings. Though in intense negotiations with the Cincinnati Reds, he found time to invite Papelbon to the his winter home in Clearwater for some fishing.
Papelbon hasn’t been heard from since. (more…)