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40 Pounds Lighter, Chad Cordero Attempts A Comeback With The Angels

                        Those of you who have worn the Curly W since the beginning will remember the name Chad Cordero very fondly. In the roller coaster season that was 2005, the then 23-year-old phenom both charmed and electrified Washington during the club’s surprising 81-81 inaugural year in the Nation’s Capital.    Both and USA Today...
Via The Nats Blog
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Scott Downs interested in an extension, Cordero's return from tragedy

The February 22nd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Scott Downs interested in an extension, Cordero's return from tragedy and much more... The Story: Scott Downs is interested in signing a contract extension. The Monkey Says: Yeah, not so much. Downs was terrible in the second half of last season and plagued by shoulder problems, so even...
Via Monkey with a Halo
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Chad Cordero Signs a Minor League Deal

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed Chad Cordero to a minor league deal, and Cordero tweeted, “comeback has officially begun.” The 30-year old right-hander — amazingly he’s still just 30 years old — hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 9 2/3 innings in 2010, and hasn’t pitched a full season in the majors since 2007, which is when he recorded...
Via Fangraphs
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Chad Cordero to Attempt Comeback with Angels

 They called him The Chief.  Chad Cordero was the first star of the Washington Nationals.  2005, the Nats inaugural season in the Nations' Capitol, saw him lead the National League with 47 saves, buoyed by a 0.969 WHIP.  However, by 2007, arm troubles beset the likable reliever, and by age 28, his career was over. Nearing his 31 birthday, Cordero, according to Los...
Via MLB Injury News
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Welcome back, Chief!

And so, the greatest closer in the brief history of the Washington Nationals has returned: Chad Cordero is back in the DMV for the first time since 2008. The Chief is participating in Bethesda Big Train’s Celebrity Baseball camp, which started yesterday and continues through Friday at Cabin John Park in Bethesda. There he is above at camp yesterday, in a photo via @AllStars_S2...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Chad Cordero wants to make a comeback

Right handed pitcher Chad Cordero is looking to make a comeback next year according to Bill Ladson of Cordero was at Saturday's game in Los Angeles and according to Ladson he “is in great shape after losing 25 pounds by being on Weight Watchers.” The 30-year old reliever last pitched in the Majors in 2010 with the Mariners when he pitched 9.2 innings and posted a...
Via PRO Rumors
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Chad Cordero will throw out the first pitch at Nats Park on Friday, July 20

("Silly closer tricks." A photo of Chad Cordero courtesy of the great @misschatter.) Break out your flat-brimmed caps, NatsTown: According to a source who knows stuff and is usually right, Chad Cordero has been invited by the Washington Nationals to throw out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Friday, July 20th, against the Mets. Score another point for the folks...
Via Nationals Enquirer
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Hail to the Chief! Chad Cordero returning to DC area this summer...

(The Chief, circa 2006. Photo by @misschatter.) For as long as he can remember, Chad Cordero would wake up on a late January morning like this and start thinking about throwing a baseball. But the winter of 2012 has been like nothing Chad Cordero has ever experienced in his life. “Very weird” is how Cordero described it in a phone call on Monday. “This time of year I...
Via Nationals Enquirer
January 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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