Re: Deal Co-Co...make Chapman
Chapman will be the closer for 2012. The Reds have a 2012 option with a $1 mil. buyout on Cordero, so expect the buyout to happen and Cordero to move on after the season. Until then, Cordero has shown he can still be a solid 9th inning man and has been one of the more reliable pitchers all season.
Given the money that Rivera and Soriano have gotten from the Yankees to be 8th and 9th inning pitchers, Chapman's contract as a closer will be a bargain up to 2015. Time to forget about stretching him out in Lousiville to make him a starter - he's the Reds' stopper for the next four seasons.
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