New York Yankees News - January 11, 2012

Once again, there isn't a plethora of Yankee related news circling the depths of the internet these days. However, we try our absolute best to dig up any and all links that may be of interest to our readers. Here's what January 11 holds in store, Yankee and MLB related...

1) The Cincinnati Reds are reportedly close to acquiring former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson. The market for him shrank a bit after the Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon, but the Reds are willing to dish out $10 million for one year to the established righty. Basebal-reference put together some of his notable stats, inlcuding a 2.37 ERA, 9.2 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, and a 48.8% ground ball rate in 60 2/3 innings last season. He also saved 32 games.


The move should be a good one for the Reds as they shore up the back-end of their rotation.

2) Also thanks to b-ref is the following:

Some agents are showing renewed aggression, with spring training five weeks away. One executive Olney spoke to noted, "There are some good value buys out there. If you've got some extra cash, there are some good pitchers left." Among free agent starters, I think Bartolo Colon, Jeff Francis, Jon Garland, Rich Harden, Edwin Jackson, Hiroki Kuroda, Kevin Millwood, Roy Oswalt, Brad Penny, Joel Pineiro, and Joe Saunders will land big league deals, with a few more in the running.
Thoughts on a low-risk, high reward signing? Doesn't appear to be a bad idea as it has certainly worked out before with Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia.

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