As I mentioned before, I don't like this deal for the Reds based on the size and length of the contract, but it's not my money and Cordero is obviously going to help the bullpen. And by taking Cordero away from a division rival, the impact is doubled. Most people don't realize that the Reds bullpen improved dramatically in the second half last year, and by adding Cordero, it could be a surprising source of strength for Cincinnati in 2008.
But that's still a long way away. For now we have this to contend with:
"(Weathers has) been in a number of roles," Baker said. "I've seen him close. I've seen him set up. He's going to be somewhere at the end of the game because he knows how to pitch. Stormy's a team man. I'm not worried about Stormy's reaction ... Stormy wants to win."