New Reds manager Dusty Baker says Cordero’s addition strengthens the entire bullpen because 2007 closer David Weathers will move into an eighth-inning setup role along with lefty Mike Stanton and hard-throwing Jared Burton, a Rule 5 draft pick from Oakland in 2006 who had a 1.83 ERA in 36 appearances after the ’07 All-Star break.
Stanton? STANTON??? Is he freakin’ kidding me? Has he bothered to check Stanton’s stats from last year?
I don’t even want Stanton going to ST with the team, much less making the team and being used in close games in the 8th inning.
Oh yeah, he’s a wily veteren, that’s the reason.