Re: Reds In Serious Talks With Jonathan Broxton
Originally Posted by PuffyPig
In 4 years of closing, Cordero saved 86.2% of his games, amassing 150 saves.
Chapman was at about 88% last year. In his career, if you include his holds as saves, he's still about 88%.
It's not so much about effectiveness as it is spending a tenth of your payroll (or in Cordero's case, more) on a relatively low-priority position. Cincinnati would be fine without Broxton. Maybe the pen takes a step back, but it's still league average or above. I have full confidence Marshall or Hoover could reach an 85% save rate, and you have $8m to spend on scoring some more runs.
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