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Saturday, November 24, 2007
Reds - Signed Cordero
Cincinnati Reds - Have reportedly signed P Francisco Cordero to a 4-year, $46 million contract.
Actually, I’m not going to pile onto this signing at all. Does this push the Reds into serious contention? Probably not. Is it a bad signing given the realities of the market and the current situation the Reds are in? No.
The Reds were going to spend some money this offseason. Pitching of any type is a must for them and of all the pitchers on the free agent market this offseason, Cordero’s arguably the best at keeping runs off the scoreboard. There aren’t a lot of other needs that the Reds can comfortably attain on the market this winter and it addresses one of the most important things to do to maximize the value Dusty has with a team - present him a fait accompli as many places as you can. The most cost-effective way to build a closer is to grow them yourself, but given that Dusty will be the manager for at least 2 years, does anyone put faith in Dusty to evaluate a bunch of relievers or unsuccessful starters and figure out who has the best chance of long-term success? That’s not what Dusty’s for. Give Baker a team in which everyone knows who’s starting and there’s no secondary viable option anywhere and Baker does pretty well. That’s also, of course, part of the problem because then your team doesn’t have a lot of depth and injuries really hurt, but Dusty really can’t be trusted to not confuse starters with solid backups.
I think for the Reds, this was the best signing of $11.5 million a year they could come up with.
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