Re: Closer: Down to Cordero or Madson?
Good front offices and ownerships don't pass up the opportunity to be a serious contender because a lot of salary is scheduled in two years.
If Madson can be had for less than ten million the Reds should sign him for two years, three if necessary. They will have to swell the payroll for a year or two, or find a way to dump a salary, or whatever.
What is the end game here? When will the Reds be better situated to win if not this year?
Now is the time. Otherwise, the Reds are a perpetual outlier, thinking small.
Madson gives them a real good staff. If not, go for offense and get a real cleanup hitter so there is Votto, cleanup man, Bruce and Rolen in the middle with Phillips leading off.
No more half way measures I say. I hope.
Last edited by Kc61; 12-28-2011 at 05:13 PM.