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Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: 2011 - 12 offseason for other teams
« Reply #100: November 11, 2011, 03:39:25 PM »
Serious question - what does Madsen bring that we don't already have?

Frees up a RP to be traded... but that's about it.

Quality depth at a position that it can be difficult to find.  That's at least 3 guys who have no problem taking the ball in the 8th or 9th inning.  Not many teams can say that.  Though this was his first year closing successfully, he's been good in that setup role for a while now.  Also insurance in case something does happen to Drew or Clipp, assuming one isn't moved in a subsequent deal, which might be likely.  Takes some pressure off your rotation and should help protect against wearing out your back end guys.  Assuming they don't go to Philly levels of price, I think it's a move that I'd make.