Who knows? What’s evident is that the Reds are still in the running:
There could be some movement, one way or another, in the next few days on free agent closer Francisco Cordero. The Reds are still in the running.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re still talking with [Cincinnati] and a couple of other clubs,Ã¢â‚¬Â CorderoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s agent, Bean Stringfellow, said on Tuesday. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re making progress on a lot of fronts. Multi-year contracts are definitely involved.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Reds are involved and are still interested in bringing him back. I am talking with them on a regular basis.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Key words above: Multi-year contracts are definitely involved.
If the Reds sign CoCo to a multi-year deal, I can’t see any scenario where they won’t regret that decision.
I like Cordero, and I don’t have any objection at all to him returning to Cincinnati…at the right price. Dumb contracts given to Bronson Arroyo and Scott Rolen have already caused budget problems; why add to the mess?
I’m afraid that this isn’t going to end well. Hopefully, my suspicions will prove to be wrong. In Walt We Trust (?).