Re: Reds Sign Ryan Madson
Jocketty and the Reds have now grabbed the best TOR starter dealt in the offseason, the best set-up arm dealt in the offseason, and the second-best closer on the market.
When was the last time the Reds were this active in an offseason?
To put it another way, a 79-win team with a Pythagorus of 83 wins just replaced:
-- Volquez, Wood, Maloney, and Willis with Latos and Chapman
-- Chapman and Willis with Marshall
-- Cordero with Madson
If the ZiPS projections for the offense hold out (particularly for Mesoraco and Cozart), this team is a 90+ win team.
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