35-year old righty closer Ryan Madson has been having a rough time lately for the Oakland A’s. He has pitched in 26 games (0 starts) since June 1st for the A’s and he is 2-3 with 13 saves, a 4.44 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Madson has pitched in 49 games (0 starts) overall this year for the A’s and he is 4-4 with 25 saves, a 3.51 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. He has given up 45 hits and 15 walks while whiffing 39 batters in his first 48 2/3 innings for the A’s so far this year. The A’s would probably be better served to use Madson as a set-up man and give Ryan Dull a shot to close.