Re: Closer: Down to Cordero or Madson?
Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I flip-flop back and forth.
The Reds' budget has little fat in it and paying Madson big $$$ probably takes away money for LF. And the Reds have a spotty offense. They need more consistency.
But then I remember 1990 when the Reds' played a 6 inning game because if they had a lead after 6, it was pretty well money in the bank. Quality starts and a nails bullpen is a winning strategy. I liked that.
I'd squeeze Madson for a while, but in the end, I'd pay him the bucks. Cordero won't do as a closer. He was too much of a high-wire act last year and I don't want to be around when he falls.
I think you're thinking of 2010. Last year Cordero was pretty much nails all season. He had 26 3 up 3 down innings and 15 more when the runner never got past 1st.
No indication if he'll continue it, but OHNO CO CO was definitely a bigger problem in 2010 than in 2011.
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