While we wait for the Madson/Philly confirmation (rumors persist that it's not done yet -- waiting on CEO to sign off on the deal and Papelbon remains in the picture), let's take a look around the rest of the pitcher market:
Sources: Mariners may add only one starter - Jon Paul Morosi
"The Seattle Mariners finished among the top half of American League teams in rotation ERA this year and are hopeful that they need to acquire only one starting pitcher before Opening Day, major league sources say."
The Tilt-a-Buerhle picks up speed - South Side Sox
"Texas makes more sense, but then again, Buehrle is 15-24 lifetime against the non-Texas AL West teams. That includes his very unlikely 6-13 mark against Oakland, when he often found himself on the wrong end of pitching duels with Mark Mulder and his friends."
Ryan Madson Back to Phillies: Waiting for Monty? Or, "Let's Make a Deal." - The Good Phight
"I like Ryan Madson a whole, whole lot. I think four years, $44 million is too much for too long but not by shocking amounts, and I'd rather give him the money to him than most anyone else. But this is what the Cult of the Closer hath wrought. Mr. LaRussa laughs at us from his Barcalounger."
Nationals linked to Roy Oswalt as the NL East stays busy - Nationals Journal - The Washington Post
"Oswalt’s value as a free agent would rise if the Phillies do not offer him arbitration, since teams competing to sign him would not have to give up a draft pick. If the Phillies offer Oswalt arbitration and he declines, Mark Buerhle, another Nationals pitching target, may become more attractive."