I just think Francisco is the more proven and valuable closer. People shouldn't base his season from what he's done so far this year. He gets K's and has great ratios. He will be top 5 closer material. Last year he was practically un-hittable. I just don't think Chad is ready to be in the top closer tier right now.
Chad will become better as the years pass, but for now..I think Francisco is better by a long shot.
absolutly correct. ignoring past performance would be silly.
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IP W SV K ERA WHIP
C. Cordero (Was - RP) 82.2 7 14 83 2.94 1.34
F. Cordero (Tex - RP) 71.2 3 49 79 2.13 1.28
note that francisco has pitched at a rather high level since about 2002, and chad is relatively new to the scene. so in that sense, francisco is certainly better-established. but since chad has given us no reason to think his numbers will get worse (he's even cut down significantly on his walks from last year), i don't see why you shouldn't at least value them approximately equally. an arguement can be made either way, but i don't think one is clearly more vaulable than another.