Re: Dealing coco
The problem with the deals mentioned is that if they're not 100% cash neutral, the team is still paying a lot of money for "bullpen depth."
Take McClouth for example. If the Braves trade him for Cordero, the Braves are giving up McLouth which will save them $6.5 Million and $1.25 million in a buyout, but they're taking on Cordero who will cost $12.125 Million.
So essentially, even if the Reds get nothing out of McClouth, the Braves still are paying 4.375 for "bullpen depth." Unless they make him the closer, they're drastically overpaying for depth.
That's more than twice what I'd expect Arthur Rhodes to get for instance.
Perhaps the Reds could throw in a couple of million to help even this out, but if I'm going to have to pay $2 million + $7.75 million(McClouth) I'd rather take the chance that Cordero bounces back than that McClouth will be worthwhile.
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