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Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:11 am
Edited on: January 26, 2012 11:18 am
 
Brad Lidge

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Nationals have signed former Phillies closer Brad Lidge to a one-year deal, the team announced on Thursday.

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The 35-year-old Lidge appeared in just 25 games for the Phillies last season because of a shoulder injury. His 2010 was limited by an elbow injury.

Lidge was 0-2 with a 1.40 ERA in those 25 games last season, but managed just 19 1/3 innings, striking out 23 and walking 13, putting up a WHIP of 1.500.

With Washington, the right-hander will likely serve as a setup man for closer Drew Storen and right-hander Tyler Clippard.

Lidge has 223 career saves with the Astros and Phillies over 10 seasons, accumulating a 26-31 record and a 3.44 ERA.

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Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:36 am
 

Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

I predict Brad Lidge will either have a HOF type year or be a totalbust. There really is no in between with this guy!
Except for his 2010 and 2011 seasons...yeh, there is no in between whatsoever.



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:13 pm
 

Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

now, why on earth would a young Nats team go sign an old, over-the-hill pitcher that gets hurt just looking at the pitching mound? Beats the hell out of me, but as long as they got him it's their headache, lol



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:12 pm
 

Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

ZUP philabeatdwn!......lol@ smurfs up. what were you rambling on about?



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:09 pm
 

Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

thanks for the memories lidge. time to go be hurt all the time somewhere else.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 8:25 pm
 

Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

I like this move, much like signing Chien-Ming Wang to a low risk high reward deal - signing Lidge for 1yr 1million is a great move.  If he works out and can bridge the 7th to 8th inning it makes it that much easier to close out the game with Clippard and Storen.  If the Nationals are not contending and he pitches well - they can deal him at the deadline for a decent prospect, and if he doesnt work out its not much of a loss.  I like the moves Rizzo has made this offseason, now if he could only find a good CF/leadoff hitter....



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:49 pm
 

Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

I predict Brad Lidge will either have a HOF type year or be a totalbust. There really is no in between with this guy!



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:33 pm
 

Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

Not sure why we need a washed up bum like Lidge, who will add nothing to our stellar bullpen, unless Cole Kimball's surgery didn't go well.  Maybe he can give us some idea how to pitch to the Phillies lineup.  Glad we aren't paying him much.
I don't think that Lidge is wash up just yet, just look what he did for the Phillies when he return from his injuries. So any Pitcher that has a 1.44 era with 1 save and 8 holds  in 20 games don't sound wash up to me,  I think that Lidge will pitch very well for the Nationals.




Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:07 pm
 

Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

lol @ surfs up.....

is a giants fan actually talking bad about the phillies??? papelbon blew a bunch of saves??? go look again buddy lol. your so bitter that your giants suck that you have to come say how the phillies are bad lol.....the giants wont make the playoffs again this year and the phillies will. just think about that loser. papelbon is a great closer and will be just as good if not better then madson. especially not pitching in the AL east anymore. get a clue buddy.


and hoawrd is not out until june. he will be ready by may at the latest.

wow bitterness lol. too bad timmy dont wanna stay in san francisco. uyour team will be even worse in the nxt couple years when timmy leaves....LOSERSSSSSSS



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 6:20 pm
 

Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

Well Philly fans, as Larry Dobrow so eloquently states,......uncle Amaro is the GM king of baseball when it comes to mastering bone headedness. Better look back on the 2011 Redsox archives and see how many games Paplebomb blew in August & Sept for the Redsox. Losing both Madsen and Lidge isn't an assist in the bullpen and it's not exactly ideal either. Welcome to the NL Paps and get ready to whacked around. A few blown saves and the Phil fans will be whining like normal. Bye bye Oswalt....hello Kentucky Joe, Kendrick, Dontrell or a host of other B' listers to fill the 4 and 5 spot. Hope you Phils fans enjoyed the 102 wins last year which was wasted 5 games later..  Ohhhh.......no Howard until June. Phils took a nice downgrading in the off season.   



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 5:29 pm
 

Brad Lidge signs 1-year deal with Nationals

He was lights out the year Phils won it all, but that seems like it was his career year and everyone knows now, slider,slider,slider,slider.
As someone else said...

It's one thing knowing that the slider is coming.

It's another knowing when it's going to be hittable, which very few hitters last year could figure out. 

I'm not saying he is an elite talent anymore, he's not.  However, he can be a very valuble asset and the Nats just got better with him in their bullpen.


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