Found November 24, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
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Francisco Cordero was already drawing interest from several teams this offseason, but the free agent closer became even more attractive on the open market when his Type A status was modified into a Type B by the new collective bargaining agreement.  Now the team that signs Cordero doesn't have to give up a first-round draft pick as compensation, which is good news for the several teams with unprotected first-rounders that have targeted the 36-year-old. Cordero has been one of the more effective and durable closers in the game, averaging 71 innings, an even 3.00 ERA and a 9.2 K/9 rate over the last nine seasons.  Though he turns 37 next year, Cordero seems to be throwing as well as ever at first glance -- he posted a 2.45 ERA for the Reds in 2011, allowed a career-low 6.3 H/9, and approached career bests with a 2.8 BB/9 rate and a 1.019 WHIP. A look at the advanced metrics, however, reveals some major red flags.  Cordero also achieved his lowest K/9 rate in any full season, ...
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