$12M to Arroyo, $7M to Francisco, $6M to Rolen. I wonder what else$25M might buy? A year of Albert Pujols perhaps?
Last edited by corkedbat; 12-30-2011 at 10:05 PM.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
So is that $25 million going to Votto in 2014? Is there any way that could possibly happen?
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
If this were anyone else representing Madson, I would be a bit taken back by this news. But with Boras, he's a horse of a different color. When representing draft prospects, he often doesn't have first negotiations until a week or two before the deadline to sign. With free agents, he's often the same way.
That the Reds haven't had talks with him is not really indicative of any interest (or lack thereof) in Madson. It simply means they're playing Boras' game. This is another reason I have been saying repeatedly that I expect the Reds to wait out Madson -- because with Boras that's going to be a requisite.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Then why have discussions with Cordero? And an offer on the table?
I think it's safe to assume Cordero is Plan A for the Reds. We all hope he refuses the deal, I know. Then, perhaps, Jocketty will turn to Madson as Plan B. But, IMO, the only logical way you can interpret this news is that Cordero is who the Reds are planning to close games.
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
Why sweat a closer? Any reliever can come in and get 3 outs some percentage of the time. I forget what the percentage is.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
With that said, better get a bat for LF that can produce some offense.
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I would much prefer Madson but if it's Cordero on a one year deal, hopefully he pitches as well or better than in 2011. If Coco wants more than one year my guess is he goes elsewhere. I sense the Reds won't go beyond a year with him.
Coco isn't my first choice but he really takes a beating on this site. Guy was very good and durable for four seasons with the Reds.
I would be ok with Marshall closing, but still want an additional good bullpen arm to help avoid last season's bullpen meltdown