Originally Posted by REDREAD
Actually Milwaukee did know. Their GM acknowledged that Cordero came to them and expected the Brewers to top the Reds offer. The Brewers refused.
Cordero was going to whoever wrote the biggest check. Not a whole lot of skill in closing that deal.
I believe he also acknowledged at some point that he didn't know it was the Red's until the very end or something to that effect. Not sure what his words were but I got the feeling that he didn't know the other team until the last day or 2 of the negotiations.