Reds Sign Affeldt

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Reds and pitcher Jeremy Affeldt have agreed to a one year deal worth 3 million dollars, according to Ken Rosenthal. Although some call Affeldt's last season numbers a fluke, this is a great move by the Reds. Affeldt went 4-3 last season with a 3.51 ERA and 46 K. However, he is 25-27 in his career with a 4.74 ERA. The Reds were the fifth worst team in ERA and have address that issue this off season by not only signed Affeldt, but adding closer Francisco Cordero and Edinson Volquez. Affeldt was supposedly being pursued by the Astros, Cubs, Mets, and Mariners, but the Reds come up on top. The deal is believed to be loaded with incentives.