New Reds manager Dusty Baker says Cordero’s addition strengthens the entire bullpen because 2007 closer David Weathers will move into an eighth-inning setup role along with lefty Mike Stanton and hard-throwing Jared Burton, a Rule 5 draft pick from Oakland in 2006 who had a 1.83 ERA in 36 appearances after the ’07 All-Star break.
Stanton? STANTON??? Is he freakin’ kidding me? Has he bothered to check Stanton’s stats from last year?
I don’t even want Stanton going to ST with the team, much less making the team and being used in close games in the 8th inning.
Oh yeah, he’s a wily veteren, that’s the reason.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.