BREAKING NEWS: Reds Sign Cordero

Friday, November 23, 2007

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Reds are in serious talks with closer Francisco Cordero. Cordero is believed to be talking to three clubs, the Brewers, Reds, and an anonymous team, but the Reds are the front-runners. The Reds relievers struggled last season and signing Cordero would definitely make them better. Cordero is seeking a four year deal, worth about 45-50 million dollars, and after the season he had, he deserves it. Cordero was 44-for-51 for the Brewers while going 0-4 with a 2.98 ERA and striking out 86. Something could get done as early as today, but will probably get done sometime next week, unless a surprise team jumps in like the Angels did with Hunter.

UPDATE: THE REDS AND CLOSER FRANCISCO CORDERO HAVE AGREED TO A FOUR YEAR DEAL, WORTH 46 MILLION DOLLARS.

4 comments:

cincyiscool 2:53 PM CST  

Eli, is there any news on the progress of this. What do you think the percentage is that the Reds sign him?

cincyiscool 3:29 PM CST  

never mind, he has reached an agreement

KevinGillman 6:39 PM CST  

that could be a very good signing, if the Reds can get one more SP and more than likely another reliever.

Anonymous 7:50 AM CST  

I guess the point was to move Weathers to the set up role and avoid some of those 8th inning melt downs because frankly Cordero wasn't that much better as a Closer than Weathers last year. That's a big, lengthy contract for a 32 y.o. closer, another contract that will probably be an albatross in two years.. If that contract prevents the Reds from acquiring a SP or extending Dunn, then it's a bad deal.