Two news reports were published today related to the Reds bullpen:
First, a report by Alden Gonzalez that the Angels are talking to Francisco Cordero. It says there may be up to four teams who are talking to Cordero, although later in the report it says the Reds are the presumptive leader.
The Angels have recently had dialogue with the representative for veteran closer Francisco Cordero — though they may only be in the periphery right now — an industry source familiar with the discussions told MLB.com. The source pinned the market for Cordero as down to three or four teams, with the Angels and Reds being two of them.
Second, the Reds were listed by CSNChicago’s David Kaplan as one of at least four teams – other than the Cubs – with interest in Kerry Wood, and Wood’s decision is expected some time within the next six days. The bulk of the report says the Cubs are unlikely to reach agreement with Wood.
If Wood’s career with the Cubs is indeed over he leaves as one of the most popular players in team history and also one of the classiest. He is very deserving of playing for a team that has a legitimate chance to win a championship and with the Tigers, the Phillies, the Reds, the Angels and others all interested, Wood’s options are many. It appears he will make a decision on his next home by Saturday.