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Cordero ranks 12th on the all-time saves list with 327. That is second among active players, trailing only Mariano Rivera. The Reds made a huge splash in free agency when they solidified their closer role with Francisco Cordero back in November of 2007. The team thought so highly of the right-hander that they were willing to sign him to the wealthiest contract ever given to a relief pitcher at the time (4yr/$46mil). Now fast forward to nearly four years later and Cincinnati stands at a crossroad again. They possess an option to bring back the 3-time All-Star in 2012, but at a hefty price tag of $12 million. Should they decide not to exercise that option, Cordero will still be owed $1 million from a buyout clause -- and will then head to the free agent market. So, what does GM Walt Jocketty and the franchise do with their 36-year old veteran? In my opinion, the timeless advice of "quitting while you're ahead" applies perfectly here. Make no mistake about i...
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