Re: Reds Sign Ryan Madson
Originally Posted by 757690
You make a good point. Madson probably won't be much better than Cordero was last year. Cordero, while frustrating, was very good as a the closer.
However, he probably will be much better than Cordero or any other closer option the Reds had in 2012. What I feared was bringing in a lesser closer and having that position downgraded from last year. Pretty much everyone else available besides Madson does that. He also moves everyone down a notch in the pen, making each role more productive.
You are right, he doesn't put the Reds over the top. Latos and Marshall and Madson combined do however.
I think the big upside is that he is only 30 and there is very little chance for regression, unlike with Cordero which is inconsistent at best. Madson does give them more stability from that standpoint.
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