Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
Getting rid of CoCo would make my day. Why? Because he eats up so much of the resources we need to improve the club. One of Krivsky's biggest blunders was signing a so-called elite closer for a team who hadn't had a winning season in forever. Look at the Cardinals. They chose a Reds castoff as their closer, but that's not the point.
The point is there are a lot of pitchers who could close for the Reds for a lot less money. I hope they explore these options. When and if this team gets near to contending, then let's explore the high priced closer. Until then, Massett will do.
I understand your frustration with the deal. But I don't think you're doing Cordero justice to call him a "so-called elite closer." He's been very, very good for us, and this season he's been as close to elite as you can get without being Mo Rivera.
Nothing wrong with having CoCo on your team. Something big time wrong with having CoCo on your team with this payroll at that price.