Re: Pitching is the name of the game
A FA pitcher is always going to ask for a premium to come here, but hey, if it's his best chance to prove for a year that he's a legit closer, maybe he waives that. I honestly prefer a 1 year deal for Madson due to the payflex issue for next year. It limits the Reds' and Madson's risk as well. 1 year 10 million. The problem is, you still need a UT and a LF, so signing Lidge for 4 million may work out way better for the Reds. I'm thinking one other FA arm for the bullpen to go to AAA would be a good idea too. But yeah, this pitching staff is awesome so far. The coolest thing is when the whole staff tries to outdo the others...all of a sudden it's a 10 game win streak. It's been a long time since the Reds could pull one of those off. 1999, in fact.