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    John Fay is clueless

    Even after the Madson signing, he's on Twitter saying he thinks the Reds offered Cordero "$7 million or $8 million."

    Uh, no freakin' way Coco was offered that much. I'd bet my house on it. I bet Walt offered a $5M deal at most.

    Fay is so lost. At least he's sticking to his guns. They're unloaded, but he is sticking to them.

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    Re: John Fay is clueless

    The fact that John Fay is still covering the Reds and C. Trent Rosecrans is not causes me to cry out in my sleep at night.
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    Re: John Fay is clueless

    johnfayman John Fay
    RT @JacobRude @johnfayman Why only a 1-year deal?//less risk for Reds, market dried up for Madson
    Yes, I'm sure that's why it was only a one year deal, to protect the Reds...
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    Re: John Fay is clueless

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Even after the Madson signing, he's on Twitter saying he thinks the Reds offered Cordero "$7 million or $8 million."

    Uh, no freakin' way Coco was offered that much. I'd bet my house on it. I bet Walt offered a $5M deal at most.

    Fay is so lost. At least he's sticking to his guns. They're unloaded, but he is sticking to them.
    I can't believe it but I agree blitz. Great post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    I can't believe it but I agree blitz. Great post!
    Patrick, once per year we usually agree my friend. I have a feeling it might happen twice in 2012 though. It's that kind of year.

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    Re: John Fay is clueless

    Well we can all be great friends if the real team plays up to par with the paper reds.

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    Re: John Fay is clueless

    We also need to give a shout-out in this thread to the cluelessness of Mark Sheldon who was citing a "source" up until 11:11 on Tuesday night that "too much was being made" of the Madson-to-Reds talks.

    I met Sheldon once and he's a really nice guy. I wonder if he has a single good source though when it comes to inside information.

    Then there's Fay who is just a complete trainwreck.

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    johnfayman John Fay
    RT @nmwwelte @johnfayman: So is the last immediate need a left handed OF bat? Or just any OF bat?//any
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.
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    Re: John Fay is clueless

    If it's true that the Reds signed Madson for $8.5M, there is no way they offered close to that for Cordero. if they had, Cordero would have taken it in a heartbeat.
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    I've said for a couple of years how brutal he is. It seems he doesn't know anything about baseball yet is a beat writer for a big league club. Quite sad.

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    Re: John Fay is clueless

    I heard Cordero was holding out for at least a two year deal.

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    Re: John Fay is clueless

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    I heard Cordero was holding out for at least a two year deal.
    I can't say about the future, but for this year only, it seems that the 1 year deal thing is the way to go. For the first time in a long while, most of the MLB clubs are watching their payrolls and budgets.

    I think the 1 year deal for Madsen was a smart move. I've heard no mention of a club option for a second year though. Kinda wish there was. Or maybe they're leaving the door open for a Marshall extension and making him the closer?
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    Re: John Fay is clueless

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    I heard Cordero was holding out for at least a two year deal.
    I believe you are correct that he was at first. But considering that a better closer who is a Boras client didn't hold out for a multiple year deal, I can't imagine that Cordero was still holding out for one at this point. If he was, he needs to fire his agent.
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    Re: John Fay is clueless

    While there is a lot of criticism of Fay, he is probably the originating source of 80+% of the Reds news that gets discussed here. He is also good about getting things up on his blog quickly and does a nice job staying connected on Twitter- answering questions and dong the live chats. Some of the criticism- re style, missing words, etc- that is leveled on him should be directed towards poor editor work.

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    Re: John Fay is clueless

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