Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 1/12/12
With Ryan Madson in Cincinnati, Francisco Cordero remains the only healthy, available closer in a market that opened the winter with 13 savers looking for 15 jobs.The 36-year-old Cordero manned the ninth for the Reds from 2008-11, saving 38 games per season with a 2.96 ERA. His WHIP with Cincy was a mediocre 1.30 and his ratio of strikeouts-per-nine (7.6) to walks-per-nine (4.1) wasn’t close to the level of a Madson or Jonathan Papelbon, but Cordero is a solid short-term reliever who could get a look from the Phillies, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.The Phils are looking around for relief help to supplement the setup trio of Antonio Bastardo (late-season struggles), Mike Stutes (youth) and Jose Contreras (health issues). They were unable to lure Madson back on a one-year deal and it appears that Kerry Wood, who the Phils were also eyeing, is headed back to the Cubs.On a one-year deal, Cordero would add stability to the eighth inning, put less pressure on Bastardo and Stutes an...
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