No Cordero yet, and a question
The Reds say that there won't be a Francisco Cordero press conference today.
"Until we've got a deal, there's nothing to announce," Wayne Krivsky said.
That's not as ominous as it sounds. As far as I can tell, it's a matter of getting the physical done and crossing t's and dotting i's. Opening a spot on the 40-man is another thing that has to be done. I would guess we're looking at tomorrow for an announcement.
When the Reds do announced it, there is one big question to ask:
Who pitches the eighth? Jared Burton was lights out in that role in the second half of last year. But David Weathers was good in closer role. So which one pitches the eighth? My guess is Burton stays in the eighth. Weathers could add great value in the sixth and seventh. That and other issues will be addressed when Cordero is officially announced.