Reason for optimism
On Opening Day Eve Eve, we bring you a reason to be optimistic: Last year on the day before Opening Day, the Reds released the guy everyone expected to be their closer, Dustin Hermanson, after he had horrible outing in Dayton.
This year, the closer is Francisco Cordero, who saved 46 games and had a 2.98 ERA the in 2007. The Reds addressed the closer situation by signing Cordero in $46 million in the offseason.
They addressed the set-up situation by deciding to part ways with Mike Stanton, despite owning him $3.5 million. Neither one of those moves guarantees the Reds will win. But it does speak to ownership’s desire to turn things around.
For one day only, we're limiting blog comments to positive. Give a reason you're optimistic about the Reds season. I'm rejecting all negative comments for 24 hours. At 4:22 tomorrow, you can start telling me why the sky is falling again.