Saturday, November 24, 2007

More on Cordero

Here's what Cordero said about the free agent negotiations on a radio station on Friday, as reported by ESPN.com:

"I would have liked to stay in Milwaukee, but it's not up to me," he said. "We will see what happens with the management and the owners of the Brewers, because we are willing to hear their offers.''

Ummm....yeah. Actually, Francisco, it is (and was) up to you. You can choose to take $4 million more over 4 years to play for a bad team, or you can choose to take $42 million from the Brewers. You had a choice - you chose the money. Which is fine and I don't hold that against you, but don't try to say that you didn't have a choice and it wasn't up to you. I hate it when athletes say that.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like Melvin said yesterday, he basically owes it to the players union to take the higher offer to "set the bar" for the next good closer's contract.

Goldy said...

I kind of have the same feeling about this that I had when Ahman Green signed with the Texans. Green was obviously at the end of the line and the Texans were stupid to pay him that much. I don't think Cordero is at the end of his line, but I think the Reds were stupid to pay him that much. I though the Pack would be fine if the came up with a replacement for Green. They didn't in the offseason and the rushing game sucked as a result. Thankfully Grant looks solid now. They Brewers will be fine if they can come up with somebody to close games for them. Maybe Ryan Grant can close?

woziszeus said...

This most likely will end up being a blessing in disguise. I didn't like the longevity of that deal anyway.

Whose left for a 2 year deal in LF until LaPorta gets up here?

Goldy said...

Exactly Woz. Do you really want to be paying Coco $10 million in 4 years?

Anonymous said...

No, but do you want to see Turnbow, Mota, Bush, or Wise in the 9th inning next year?

Tony said...

Woz, and Others

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2007/03/2008_mlb_free_a.html

List of remaining Free Agents