Re: Closer: Down to Cordero or Madson?
After reviewing Lidge's statistics over the last 6 years and noticing he has not once had a BB/9 under 4, I am not sure I would want him over Cordero. David Aardsma has the same concerns since he has never in his entire career had a BB/9 under 4.
I am starting to think getting Cordero back is not such a horrible idea. I would obviously prefer Madson on a one-year deal, but if he has offers out there for 3 years at market price, I doubt that he will accept a one year deal. Cordero will definitely be cheaper in 2012 and could sign for just one year.
After seeing the Reds' obligations in 2013, I am not sure there is room for Madson.
Cordero and Luke Scott may be a decent way for Walt to finish with free agency.