Snakes Gould wrote: bigh0rt wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:how? hes never had his ERA higher than 3.50, pitched very well during the spring, and if dealt, would probably go to a team like arizona, chicago, milwaukee, as the closer. sure the possibility of him being dealt to a contender is there, but i dont think anyone needs to worry about cordero in the least.
Cordero has watched his ERA, WHIP, BB, H and ER climb in each of the last three seasons. He put runners on at an alarming rate last year, and this year will be pitching half his games at a less pitcher friendly home park. People are throwing names out left and right; but removing injury and trade from the picture, I have Chad Cordero as one of the top 3 guys who will lose their closing job this season. Having Jon Rauch waiting in the wings only makes it an easier decsion.
how can you simply remove injury from the equation? thats a big part as to why i see cordero as reliable as he is. he's never had an injury. compared to about 5 closers who are already hurt, hes safer than most to me.
Removing injury from the equation in that, I didn't want to discuss closers who have a greater likelihood of getting injured -- I've been there and done that.
Given the likelihood of Cordero being traded, Washington will probably keep him Closing to get him as many Saves as possible to up his value, but I do not like him this year in the slightest. If not for this, I think he would be one of my top choices to possibly lose his job due to performance.