Originally Posted by WildcatFan
That seems like way too much for him. We're not far removed from the Cordero contract, and we know how that worked out.
That's a fair point, but I think Cordero was something like 4 years, 48 million?
(Or in that ballpark) Cordero was also older and a candidate for a decline.
Broxton is only 28, and really looked great as a Red.
The Reds are going to have to add a reliever in order to move Chapman to the rotation. Even if they wanted Hoover to close, they'd still need to add at least one more reliever. Why not get arguably the best FA reliever available (as opposed to trying to get lucky with a rehab or waiver wire pickup).. I trust Walt will not overpay. He's no dummy and is not going to cripple the team. I think the Reds have more money that we think they do.
In hindsight, Cordero was overpaid but he did a great job stabilizing the bullpen. It's a valid criticism that the Reds went one year (or maybe two years) too long on him.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!