Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
Who else out there is there that needs a closer bad enough to pay him $10 mil if the Reds don't give it?
From what I can tell, the market for closers is almost non-existent right now. The Reds might be able to wait this one out and get a bargain.
I agree with you. I also thinking that Walt saying that the Reds priorities right now are left field and utility infielder is playing into this. Walt probably has an offer on the table for Madson and Cordero. He is banking on one of them biting on an offer that is below what they are asking for right now with the understanding that when one takes the offer the other will be off the table.
Walt probably is just going to slow play the closer situation because he probably believes that he has close to a sufficient bullpen after the Marshall trade and while we almost certaintly go into the 2012 season with exactly what we have now in the bullpen, we don't need
Cordero or Madson.
Therefore, we will go ahead and figure out left field and a utility infielder while waiting on one of them to bite.