ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark has a nice piece on the Cordero signing, and how it might be the most “franchise-changing acquisition” of the off-season. As always, Stark offers a raft of numbers that might be random, meaningless trivia standing alone, but add up to a well-rounded picture.

• This is a team that led more games at the end of the fifth inning last year (75) than the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks (among others). You could look it up.

• This is a team that got outscored by 71 runs after the seventh inning last season and by 92 runs after the sixth.

• This is a team that lost eight games it led after seven innings and went a ridiculous 7-17 when it was tied after seven.

• And this is a team that was last in the National League in bullpen ERA (5.13) — and allowed the highest opponent batting average (.282), on-base percentage (.360) and OPS (.807) of any bullpen in the league.

Good stuff. Hat tip, and Best Use of “Dunderheads” in an Email Award to Mr. Redlegs.